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Leonard                        Epstein

Leonard H. Epstein PhD

Department of Pediatrics

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chief, Behavioral Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus

Behavioral Medicine; Pediatrics; Psychology

 
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Professional Summary:

I am a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Community Health and Health Behavior and Social and Preventive Medicine, and the Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine. My research interests focus on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity and drug self-administration. I am an internationally recognized authority in the fields of childhood overweight, physical activity, weight control and family intervention. For the past 30 years, I have conducted research relevant to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, including mechanisms that regulate intake and energy expenditure in children. I am a fellow in numerous scientific organizations, and have been the President of the division of Health Psychology, APA, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology. I chaired the Behavioral Medicine Study Section, NIH, and served on the Advisory Board for Center for Scientific Research, NIH. I have published over 300 scientific papers and three books.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Ohio University (1973)
  • Internship, University of Mississippi Medical Center (1973)
  • BA, Psychology, Lafayette College (1968)
Employment:
  • SUNY Distinguished Professor, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Distinguished Professor, University at Buffalo (2003–2009)
  • Professor, University at Buffalo, Pediatrics (1999–2003)
  • Professor, Psychology, University at Buffalo (1993–1999)
  • Professor, Psychology and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (1986–1993)
  • Associate Professor, Psychology and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (1980–1986)
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (1977–1980)
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, Auburn University (1974–1977)
  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi, Medical Center (1973–1974)
Awards and Honors:
  • Stockton Kimball Award (2012)

Research Expertise:
  • Applied research in behavioral medicine: Applied research in behavioral medicine includes studying factors that moderate the relationship between changes in sedentary behaviors and physical activity and energy intake, and how price changes influence food purchases of healthy versus less healthy foods.
  • Basic research in behavioral medicine: Basic research in behavioral medicine includes investigating factors that influence why children overeat or why they choose to engage in physical activity or be sedentary. Basic research programs include how habituation influences satiation and energy intake, how the reinforcing value of physical activity influences the choice to be active or sedentary, and how genetics and the environment interact to influence eating behavior.
  • Clinical research in behavioral medicine: Clinical research in behavioral medicine includes a randomized controlled study on the efficacy and cost-benefit of treating parents and children together for pediatric obesity, versus treating the parents and children separately. To view Dr. Epstein's research opportunities,
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • May 2012–April 2017
    Habituation to food as a risk factor for pediatric obesity
    NIH/NIDDK
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,969,860
  • April 2012–March 2015
    The influence of pricing and nutrient profiling on food purchases
    NIH/NCI
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,721,603
  • September 2009–August 2014
    Translating Habituation Research to Interventions for Pediatric Obesity
    NIH NIDDK
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,910,716
  • August 2010–July 2014
    Experimental analysis of price changes and food purchases in obese and lean mothers
    NIH/NICHD
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,865,229
  • May 2010–February 2014
    Non-shared Environments and Discordance of Obesity in Adolescent Siblings
    NIH NICHD
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,570,863
  • September 2009–August 2012
    Applying behavioral economics and EMA to physical activity and marijuana use
    NIH NIDA
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,397,848
  • September 2007–June 2012
    Food Reinforcement-Genotype Interactions and Eating
    NIH NIDA
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $996,699
  • April 2008–March 2012
    Treating Overweight Youth: A Family Based Approach in Primary Care
    NICHD
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,562,772
  • August 2003–March 2011
    Habituation to food in children
    NIH NICHD
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,057,467
  • March 2001–August 2009
    Effects of Changing Sedentary Behavior in Obese Children
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,330,458
  • September 2002–May 2007
    Modifying the home TV watching environment
    NIH NIDDK
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,540,565
  • December 2005–March 2007
    Comparision of the Interaction of Dopamine Receptor Genotypes and Food Reinforcement Phenotypes for Overweight and Non-Overweight Children
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • December 2005–March 2007
    Persistence of Dietary Restraint and Its Effect on Energy Intake in Children
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • November 2005–June 2006
    The Interaction of Food Reinforcement and Dopamine D2 Receptor Genotypes on Energy Intake
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • April 2001–March 2006
    Behavioral Economic Approach to Childhood Obesity, A
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,732,500
  • December 1998–May 2003
    Bio-Behavioral Lung Cancer Prevention Program
    National Cancer Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,247,836
  • September 2000–August 2002
    Determinants of Delay-Discounting in Smokers
    National Cancer Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $308,000
  • September 1997–August 2002
    Exercise in the Long-Term Control of Childhood Obesity
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,224,700
  • May 1996–April 2001
    Prevention of Obesity in High-Risk Children
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,530,674
  • September 1999–March 2001
    Bio-Behavioral Predictors of Adolescent Smoking
    National Cancer Institute
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,338
  • September 1999–March 2001
    Bio-Behavioral Predictors of the Efficacy of Nicotine Replacement Therapy
    National Cancer Institute
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,338
  • September 1998–July 2000
    Developing a Cost-Effective Treatment for Child Obesity
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $154,000
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Journal Articles:
  • Epstein LH, Jankowiak, N., Nederkoorn, C., Raynor, H.A., French, S.A., Finkelstein, E.. Experimental research on the relation between food price changes and food-purchasing patterns: a targeted review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012; 95.
  • Epstein LH, Lin, H., Carr, K.A., Fletcher, K.D.. Food reinforcement and obesity: Psychological moderators. Appetite. 2011; 58.
  • Carr, KA, Epstein LH. Relationship between food habituation and reinforcing efficacy of food. Learning and Motivation. 2011; 42.
  • Stice, E, Yokum, S, Burger, K, Epstein LH, Small, D. Youth at risk for obesity show greater activation of striatal and somatosensory regions to food. Journal of Neuroscience. 2011.
  • Epstein LH, Robinson, JL, Roemmich JN, Marusewski, A. Slow rates of habituation predict greater zBMI gains over 12 months in lean children. Eating Behaviors. 2011; 12.
  • Epstein LH, Carr, KA, Lin, H, Fletcher, KD. Food reinforcement, energy intake and macronutrient choice. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2011; 79.
  • Epstein LH, Carr KA, Cavanaugh MD, Paluch RA, Bouton ME. Long term habituation to food in obese and non-obese women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2011; 79.
  • Maddison R, Ni Murchu C, Foley L, Epstein LH, Jiang Y, Tsai M, Dewes O, Heke I. Screen time weight-loss intervention targeting children at home (SWITCH): A randomized controlled trial study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11.
  • Carr KA, Daniel TO, Lin H, Epstein LH. Reinforcement pathology and obesity. Current Drug Abuse Reviews. 2011.
  • Epstein LH, Dearing KK, Erbe RW. Parent-child concordance of Taq1 A1 allele predicts similarity of parent-child weight loss in behavioral family-based treatment programs. Appetite. 2010; 55(2).
  • Epstein LH, Salvy SJ, Carr KA, Dearing KK, Bickel WK. Food reinforcement, delay discounting and obesity. Physiol Behav. 2010; 100(5).
  • Epstein LH, Wrotniak BH. Future directions for pediatric obesity treatment. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010; 18 Su.
  • Epstein LH, Robinson JL, Roemmich JN, Marusewski AL, Roba LG. What constitutes food variety? Stimulus specificity of food. Appetite. 2010; 54(1).
  • Leddy JJ, Kozlowski K, Donnelly JP, Pendergast DR, Epstein LH, Willer B. A preliminary study of subsymptom threshold exercise training for refractory post-concussion syndrome. Clin J Sport Med. 2010; 20(1).
  • Roemmich JN, White, TM, Paluch, R, Epstein LH. Energy intake, parental control of children’s eating and physical activity in siblings discordant for adiposity. Appetite. 2010; 55.
  • Epstein LH, Dearing, KK, Roba, LG. A questionnaire approach to measuring the relative reinforcing efficacy of snack foods. Eating Behaviors. 2010; 11.
  • Epstein LH, Dearing, KK, Roba, LG, Finkelstein, E. The influence of taxes and subsidies on energy purchased in an experimental purchasing study. Psychological Science. 2010; 21.
  • Goldschmidt, AB, Sinton, MM, Aspen, VP, Tibbs, TL, Stein, RI, Saelens, BE, Frankel, F, Epstein LH, Wilfley, DE. Psychosocial and familial impairment among overweight youth with social problems. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 2010; 5.
  • Wilfley, DE, Van Buren, DJ, Thiem, KR, Stein, RI, Saelens, BE, Ezzet, F, Russian, AC, Perri, MG, Epstein LH. The use of biosimulation in the design of a novel multilevel weight loss maintenance program for overweight children. Obesity. 2010; 18.
  • Raja, S, Yin, L, Roemmich JN, Ma, C, Epstein LH, Yadav, P. Food environment, Built Environment, and Women‘s BMI: Evidence from Erie County, New York. Journal of Planning Education and Research. 2010; 29.
  • Spring, B, Schneider, K, Hedeker, D, McFadden, HG, Vaughn, J, Kozak, AT, Smith, M, Moller, AC, Russell, S, Epstein LH, DeMott, A. Make better choices study design: An RCT testing optimal technology-supported multiple behavior change in diet and physical activity. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10.
  • Audrain-McGovern J, Rodriguez D, Epstein LH, Rodgers K, Cuevas J, Wileyto EP. Young adult smoking: what factors differentiate ex-smokers, smoking cessation treatment seekers and nontreatment seekers? Addict Behav. 2009; 34(12).
  • Salvy SJ, Nitecki LA, Epstein LH, Salvy S. Do social activities substitute for food in youth? Ann Behav Med. 2009; 38(3).
  • Barkley JE, Epstein LH, Roemmich JN. Reinforcing value of interval and continuous physical activity in children. Physiol Behav. 2009; 98(1-2).
  • Temple JL, Bulkley AM, Badawy RL, Krause N, McCann S, Epstein LH. Differential effects of daily snack food intake on the reinforcing value of food in obese and nonobese women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009; 90(2).
  • Audrain-McGovern J, Rodriguez D, Epstein LH, Cuevas J, Rodgers K, Wileyto EP. Does delay discounting play an etiological role in smoking or is it a consequence of smoking? Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009; 103(3).
  • Epstein LH, Temple JL, Roemmich JN, Bouton ME. Habituation as a determinant of human food intake. Psychol Rev. 2009; 116(2).
  • Leddy JJ, Waxmonsky JG, Salis R, Paluch RA, Gnagy EM, Mahaney P, Erbe RW, Pelham WE, Epstein LH. Dopamine-related genotypes and the dose-response effect of methylphenidate on eating in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder youths. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2009; 19(2).
  • Epstein LH, Robinson JL, Temple JL, Roemmich JN, Marusewski AL, Nadbrzuch RL. Variety influences habituation of motivated behavior for food and energy intake in children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009; 89(3).
  • Salvy SJ, Roemmich JN, Bowker JC, Romero ND, Stadler PJ, Epstein LH. Effect of peers and friends on youth physical activity and motivation to be physically active. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009; 34(2).
  • Romero ND, Epstein LH, Salvy SJ. Peer modeling influences girls‘ snack intake. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009; 109(1).
  • Heitjan DF, Guo M, Ray R, Wileyto EP, Epstein LH, Lerman C. Identification of pharmacogenetic markers in smoking cessation therapy. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2008; 147B(6).
  • Patterson F, Schnoll RA, Wileyto EP, Pinto A, Epstein LH, Shields PG, Hawk LW, Tyndale RF, Benowitz N, Lerman C. Toward personalized therapy for smoking cessation: a randomized placebo-controlled trial of bupropion. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2008; 84(3).
  • Epstein LH, Dearing KK, Temple JL, Cavanaugh MD. Food reinforcement and impulsivity in overweight children and their parents. Eat Behav. 2008; 9(3).
  • Epstein LH, Robinson JL, Temple JL, Roemmich JN, Marusewski A, Nadbrzuch R. Sensitization and habituation of motivated behavior in overweight and non-overweight children. Learn Motiv. 2008; 39(3).
  • Temple JL, Legierski CM, Giacomelli AM, Salvy SJ, Epstein LH. Overweight children find food more reinforcing and consume more energy than do nonoverweight children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008; 87(5).
  • Salvy SJ, Kieffer E, Epstein LH. Effects of social context on overweight and normal-weight children‘s food selection. Eat Behav. 2008; 9(2).
  • Roemmich JN, Barkley JE, Lobarinas CL, Foster JH, White TM, Epstein LH. Association of liking and reinforcing value with children's physical activity. Physiol Behav. 2008; 93(4-5).
  • Temple JL, Giacomelli AM, Roemmich JN, Epstein LH. Habituation and within-session changes in motivated responding for food in children. Appetite. 2008; 50(2-3).
  • Temple JL, Giacomelli AM, Roemmich JN, Epstein LH. Dietary variety impairs habituation in children. Health Psychol. 2008; 27(1 Sup).
  • Salvy SJ, Coelho JS, Kieffer E, Epstein LH. Effects of social contexts on overweight and normal-weight children‘s food intake. Physiol Behav. 2007; 92(5).
  • Wilfley DE, Stein RI, Saelens BE, Mockus DS, Matt GE, Hayden-Wade HA, Welch RR, Schechtman KB, Thompson PA, Epstein LH. Efficacy of maintenance treatment approaches for childhood overweight: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007; 298(14).
  • Epstein LH, Dearing KK, Paluch RA, Roemmich JN, Cho D. Price and maternal obesity influence purchasing of low- and high-energy-dense foods. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007; 86(4).
  • Epstein LH, Temple JL, Neaderhiser BJ, Salis R, Erbe RW, Leddy JJ. Food reinforcement, the dopamine D2 receptor genotype, and energy intake in obese and nonobese humans. Behav Neurosci. 2007; 121(5).
  • Wilfley DE, Tibbs TL, Van Buren DJ, Reach KP, Walker MS, Epstein LH. Lifestyle interventions in the treatment of childhood overweight: a meta-analytic review of randomized controlled trials. Health Psychol. 2007; 26(5).
  • Roemmich JN, Smith JR, Epstein LH, Lambiase M. Stress reactivity and adiposity of youth. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007; 15(9).
  • Epstein LH, Leddy JJ, Temple JL, Faith MS. Food reinforcement and eating: a multilevel analysis. Psychol Bull. 2007; 133(5).
  • Salvy SJ, Romero N, Paluch R, Epstein LH. Peer influence on pre-adolescent girls‘ snack intake: effects of weight status. Appetite. 2007; 49(1).
  • Epstein LH, Paluch RA, Roemmich JN, Beecher MD. Family-based obesity treatment, then and now: twenty-five years of pediatric obesity treatment. Health Psychol. 2007; 26(4).
  • Epstein LH, Beecher MD, Graf JL, Roemmich JN. Choice of interactive dance and bicycle games in overweight and nonoverweight youth. Ann Behav Med. 2007; 33(2).
  • Audrain-McGovern J, Halbert CH, Rodriguez D, Epstein LH, Tercyak KP. Predictors of participation in a smoking cessation program among young adult smokers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007; 16(3).
  • Roemmich JN, Epstein LH, Raja S, Yin L. The neighborhood and home environments: disparate relationships with physical activity and sedentary behaviors in youth. Ann Behav Med. 2007; 33(1).
  • Wrotniak BH, Epstein LH, Dorn JM, Jones KE, Kondilis VA. The relationship between motor proficiency and physical activity in children. Pediatrics. 2006; 118(6).
  • Roemmich JN, Epstein LH, Raja S, Yin L, Robinson J, Winiewicz D. Association of access to parks and recreational facilities with the physical activity of young children. Prev Med. 2006; 43(6).
  • Robinson JL, Winiewicz DD, Fuerch JH, Roemmich JN, Epstein LH. Relationship between parental estimate and an objective measure of child television watching. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2006; 3.
  • Faith MS, Rose E, Matz PE, Pietrobelli A, Epstein LH. Co-twin control designs for testing behavioral economic theories of child nutrition: methodological note. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006; 30(10).
  • Epstein LH, Raja S, Gold SS, Paluch RA, Pak Y, Roemmich JN. Reducing sedentary behavior: the relationship between park area and the physical activity of youth. Psychol Sci. 2006; 17(8).
  • Epstein LH, Dearing KK, Handley EA, Roemmich JN, Paluch RA. Relationship of mother and child food purchases as a function of price: a pilot study. Appetite. 2006; 47(1).
  • Roemmich JN, Barkley JE, Epstein LH, Lobarinas CL, White TM, Foster JH. Validity of PCERT and OMNI walk/run ratings of perceived exertion. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006; 38(5).
  • Temple JL, Kent KM, Giacomelli AM, Paluch RA, Roemmich JN, Epstein LH. Habituation and recovery of salivation and motivated responding for food in children. Appetite. 2006; 46(3).
  • Temple JL, Wrotniak BH, Paluch RA, Roemmich JN, Epstein LH. Relationship between sex of parent and child on weight loss and maintenance in a family-based obesity treatment program. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006.
  • Epstein LH, Leddy JJ. Food reinforcement. Appetite. 2006; 46(1).
  • Lerman C, Jepson C, Wileyto EP, Epstein LH, Rukstalis M, Patterson F, Kaufmann V, Restine S, Hawk L, Niaura R, Berrettini W. Role of functional genetic variation in the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) in response to bupropion and nicotine replacement therapy for tobacco dependence: results of two randomized clinical trials. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2006; 31(1).
  • Epstein LH, Handley EA, Dearing KK, Cho DD, Roemmich JN, Paluch RA, Raja S, Pak Y, Spring B. Purchases of food in youth. Influence of price and income. Psychol Sci. 2006; 17(1).
  • Epstein LH, Roemmich JN, Stein RI, Paluch RA, Kilanowski CK. The challenge of identifying behavioral alternatives to food: clinic and field studies. Ann Behav Med. 2005; 30(3).
  • Stein RI, Epstein LH, Raynor HA, Kilanowski CK, Paluch RA. The influence of parenting change on pediatric weight control. Obes Res. 2005; 13(10).
  • Hawk LW, Baschnagel JS, Ashare RL, Epstein LH. Craving and startle modification during in vivo exposure to food cues. Appetite. 2004; 43(3).
  • Roemmich JN, Liu EY, Rogol AD, Epstein LH, Quattrin T. Diminished insulin resistance with weight loss in severely overweight youth. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2004; 2(3).
  • Jaroni JL, Wright SM, Lerman C, Epstein LH. Relationship between education and delay discounting in smokers.. Addict Behav. 2004; 29(6).
  • Epstein LH, Wright SM, Paluch RA, Leddy J, Hawk LW, Jaroni JL, Saad FG, Crystal-Mansour S, Lerman C. Food hedonics and reinforcement as determinants of laboratory food intake in smokers.. Physiol Behav. 2004; 81(3).
  • Wrotniak BH, Epstein LH, Paluch RA, Roemmich JN. Parent weight change as a predictor of child weight change in family-based behavioral obesity treatment.. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004; 158(4).
  • Lerman C, Berrettini W, Pinto A, Patterson F, Crystal-Mansour S, Wileyto EP, Restine SL, Leonard DG, Shields PG, Epstein LH. Changes in food reward following smoking cessation: a pharmacogenetic investigation.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2004.
  • Audrain-McGovern J, Rodriguez D, Tercyak KP, Epstein LH, Goldman P, Wileyto EP. Applying a behavioral economic framework to understanding adolescent smoking.. Psychol Addict Behav. 2004; 18(1).
  • Leddy JJ, Epstein LH, Jaroni JL, Roemmich JN, Paluch RA, Goldfield GS, Lerman C. Influence of methylphenidate on eating in obese men.. Obes Res. 2004; 12(2).
  • Wileyto EP, Audrain-McGovern J, Epstein LH, Lerman C. Using logistic regression to estimate delay-discounting functions.. Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput. 2004; 36(1).
  • Epstein LH, Richards JB, Saad FG, Paluch RA, Roemmich JN, Lerman C. Comparison between two measures of delay discounting in smokers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2003; 11.
  • Epstein LH, Truesdale R, Wojcik A, Paluch RA, Raynor RA. Effects of deprivation on hedonics and reinforcing value of food. Physiology and Behavior. 2003; 78.
  • Raynor HA, Epstein LH. The relative-reinforcing value of food under differing levels of food deprivation and restriction. Appetite. 2003; 40.
  • Epstein, LH, Jaroni, JL, Paluch, RA, Leddy, J, Vahue, HE, Hawk, L, Wileyto, PI, Shields, PG, & Lerman, C. Dopamine transport genotype as a risk factor for obesity in African-American smokers. Obesity Research. 2002; 10(12).
  • Epstein LH, Jaroni JL, Paluch RA, Leddy JJ, Vahue HE, Hawk L, Wileyto EP, Shields PG, Lerman C. Dopamine transporter genotype as a risk factor for obesity in African-American smokers. Obes Res. 2002; 10(12).
  • Roemmich JN, Wright SM, Epstein LH. Dietary restraint and stress-induced snacking in youth. Obes Res. 2002; 10(11).
  • Roemmich JN, Clark PA, Lusk M, Friel A, Weltman A, Epstein LH, Rogol AD. Pubertal Alterations in Growth and Body Composition. VI. Pubertal Insulin Resistance: Relation to Adiposity, Body Fat Distribution and Hormone Release.. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2002; 26(5).
  • Raynor HA, Kilanowski CK, Esterlis I, Epstein LH. A cost-analysis of adopting a healthful diet in a family-based obesity treatment program.. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2002; 102.
  • Epstein LH, Paluch RA, Consalvi A, Riordan K, Scholl T. Effects of manipulating sedentary behavior on physical activity and food intake.. Journal of Pediatrics. 2002; 140(3).
  • Epstein LH, Goldfield GS. Can fruits and vegetables and activities substitute for snack foods?. Health Psychology. 2002; 21.
  • Roemmich JN, Wright SM, Epstein LH. Dietary restraint and stress-induced snacking in youth. Obesity Research. 2002; 10.
  • Lerman C, Shields PG, Wileyto EP, Audrain J, Pinto A, Hawk L, Krishnan S, Niaura R, Epstein L. Pharmacogenetic investigation of smoking cessation treatment. Pharmacogenetics. 2002; 12.
  • Lerman C, Roth D, Kaufman V, Audrain J, Hawk L, Liu A, Niaura R, Epstein LH. Mediating mechanisms for the impact of bupropion in smoking cessation treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2002; 67.
  • Ernst MM, Epstein LH. Habituation of responding for food in humans. Appetite. 2002; 38.
  • National Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. Medical care for obese patients: advice for health care professionals. American Family Physician. 2002; 65.
  • Goldfield GS, Epstein LH, Kilanowski CK, Paluch RA, Kogut-Bossler B. Cost-effectiveness of group and mixed family-based treatment for childhood obesity.. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001; 25(12).
  • Epstein LH, Paluch RA, Raynor HA. Sex differences in obese children and siblings in family-based obesity treatment.. Obes Res. 2001; 9(12).
  • Lerman C, Audrain J, Tercyak K, Hawk LW, Bush A, Crystal-Mansour S, Rose C, Niaura R, Epstein LH. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms and smoking patterns among participants in a smoking-cessation program.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2001; 3(4).
  • Kalakanis LE, Goldfield GS, Paluch RA, Epstein LH. Parental activity as a determinant of activity level and patterns of activity in obese children.. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2001; 72(3).
  • Epstein LH, Paluch RA, Kalakanis LE, Goldfield GS, Roemmich JN, Cerny FJ. How much activity do youth get? A quantitative review of heart-rate measured activity.. Pediatrics. 2001; 108(3).
  • Epstein LH, Roemmich JN, Raynor HA. Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Pediatric Obesity.. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2001; 48(4).
  • Epstein LH, Roemmich JN. Reducing Sedentary Behavior: Role in Modifying Physical Activity.. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2001; 29(3).
  • Epstein LH, Paluch RA, Saelens BE, Ernst MM, Wilfley DE. Changes in eating disorder symptoms with pediatric obesity treatment.. J Pediatr. 2001; 139(1).
  • Raynor HA, Epstein LH. Dietary variety, energy regulation, and obesity.. Psychol Bull. 2001; 127(3).
  • Faith MS, Berman N, Heo M, Pietrobelli A, Gallagher D, Epstein LH, Eiden MT, Allison DB. Effects of contingent television on physical activity and television viewing in obese children.. Pediatrics. 2001; 107(5).
  • Epstein LH, Gordy CC, Raynor HA, Beddome M, Kilanowski CK, Paluch RA. Increasing fruit and vegetable intake and decreasing fat and sugar intake in families at risk for childhood obesity.. Obes Res. 2001; 9(3).
  • Leonard Epstein, Wu YW, Paluch RA, Cerny FJ, Dorn JP. Asthma and maternal body mass index are related to pediatric body mass index and obesity: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.. Obes Res. 2000; 8(8).
  • Saelens BE, Ernst MM, Leonard Epstein. Maternal child feeding practices and obesity: a discordant sibling analysis.. Int J Eat Disord. 2000; 27(4).
  • Jeffery RW, Drewnowski A, Leonard Epstein, Stunkard AJ, Wilson GT, Wing RR, Hill DR. Long-term maintenance of weight loss: current status.. Health Psychol. 2000; 19(1 Sup).
  • Leonard Epstein. National Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. Overweight, obesity and health risk.. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2000; 160.
  • Leonard Epstein. Overweight, obesity and health risk.. Natonal Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. 2000; 160.
  • National Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. Dieting and the development of eating disorders in overweight and obese adults. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2000; 160.
  • Saelens BE, Leonard Epstein. The rate of sedentary activities determines the reinforcing value of physical activity.. Health Psychol. 1999; 18(6).
  • Leonard Epstein, Kilanowski CK, Consalvi AR, Paluch RA. Reinforcing value of physical activity as a determinant of child activity level.. Health Psychol. 1999; 18(6).
  • Leonard Epstein, Goldfield GS. Physical activity in the treatment of childhood overweight and obesity: current evidence and research issues.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1999; 31(11 Su).
  • Dorn JP, Cerny FJ, Epstein L, Naughton J, Vena J, Winkelstein W, Schisterman E, Trevisan M. Work and leisure time physical activity and mortality in men and women from a general population sample.. Ann Epidemiol. 1999; 9(6).
  • Leonard Epstein. Commentary: future research directions in pediatric obesity research.. J Pediatr Psychol. 1999; 24(3).
  • McCallum SE, Caggiula AR, Leonard Epstein, Saylor S, Ploskina T, Sved AF. Mecamylamine blocks the development of tolerance to nicotine in rats: implications for the mechanisms of tolerance.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1999; 141(3).
  • C.K. Kilanowski, A.R. Consalvi, Leonard Epstein. Validation of en electronic pedometer for measurement of physical activity in childlren. Pediatric Exercise Science. 1999; 10.
  • Gennuso J, Leonard Epstein, Paluch RA, Cerny F. The relationship between asthma and obesity in urban minority children and adolescents.. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998; 152(12).
  • Leonard Epstein. Integrating theoretical approaches to promote physical activity.. Am J Prev Med. 1998; 15(4).
  • Myers MD, Raynor HA, Leonard Epstein. Predictors of child psychological changes during family-based treatment for obesity.. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998; 152(9).
  • Coleman KJ, Leonard Epstein. Application of generalizability theory to measurement of activity in males who are not regularly active: a preliminary report.. Res Q Exerc Sport. 1998; 69(1).
  • Caggiula AR, Donny EC, Leonard Epstein, Sved AF, Knopf S, Rose C, McAllister CG, Antelman SM, Perkins KA. The role of corticosteroids in nicotine's physiological and behavioral effects.. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 1998; 23(2).
  • Leonard Epstein, Saelens, B.D., Myers, M.D., Raynor, H. Treatment of pediatric obesity.. Pediatrics. 1998; 101.
  • Coleman KJ, Saelens BE, Wiedrich-Smith MD, Finn JD, Leonard Epstein. Relationships between TriTrac-R3D vectors, heart rate, and self-report in obese children.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1997; 29(11).
  • Leonard Epstein, Paluch R, Smith JD, Sayette M. Allocation of attentional resources during habituation to food cues.. Psychophysiology. 1997; 34(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Colemen, K.J., Paluch, R.A. A method for the delivery of reinforcement during exercise.. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers. 1997; 29.
  • Leonard Epstein, Paluch RA, Coleman KJ, Vito D, Anderson K. Determinants of physical activity in obese children assessed by accelerometer and self-report.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1996; 28(9).
  • Saelens BE, Leonard Epstein. Reinforcing value of food in obese and non-obese women.. Appetite. 1996; 27(1).
  • Mitchell SL, Leonard Epstein. Changes in taste and satiety in dietary-restrained women following stress.. Physiol Behav. 1996; 60(2).
  • Leonard Epstein, Coleman KJ, Myers MD. Exercise in treating obesity in children and adolescents.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1996; 28(4).
  • Leonard Epstein. Family-based behavioural intervention for obese children.. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1996; 20 Su.
  • Leonard Epstein, Myers MD, Anderson K. The association of maternal psychopathology and family socioeconomic status with psychological problems in obese children.. Obes Res. 1996; 4(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Paluch R, Coleman KJ. Differences in salivation to repeated food cues in obese and nonobese women.. Psychosom Med. 1996; 58(2).
  • Caggiula AR, Leonard Epstein, Perkins KA, Saylor S. Different methods of assessing nicotine-induced antinociception may engage different neural mechanisms.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1995; 122(3).
  • Leonard Epstein. Exercise in the treatment of childhood obesity.. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1995; 19 Su.
  • Leonard Epstein, Saelens, B.E., Giancola O'Brien, J. Effects of reinforcing increases in active behavior versus decreases in sedentary behavior for obese children.. International Journal of Medicine. 1995; 2.
  • Leonard Epstein, Caggiula, A.R., Antelman, S.M., Knopf, S., Perkins, K.A., Saylor, S., Donny, E., Stiller, R. Conditioned tolerance to nicotine in rats.. In Effects of Nicotine on Biological System II. Advances in Pharmacological Sciences - Birkhauser Verlag Basel. 1995.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wisniewski, L., deFlavia, P., Mitchell, S. Salivary responding and the duration of measurement.. Behavior Research Methods, Instrument & Computers. 1995; 27.
  • Bergey EJ, Cho MI, Blumberg BM, Hammarskjöld ML, Rekosh D, Epstein LG, Levine MJ. Interaction of HIV-1 and human salivary mucins.. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1994; 7(10).
  • Epstein LH, Klein KR, Wisniewski L. Child and parent factors that influence psychological problems in obese children.. Int J Eat Disord. 1994; 15(2).
  • McAllister CG, Caggiula AR, Knopf S, Epstein LH, Miller AL, Antelman SM, Perkins KA. Immunological effects of acute and chronic nicotine administration in rats.. J Neuroimmunol. 1994; 50(1).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Grobe J, Fonte C. Tobacco abstinence, smoking cues, and the reinforcing value of smoking.. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1994; 47(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Wisniewski, L., Weng, R. Child and parent psychological problems influence child weight control.. Obesity Research. 1994; 2.
  • Derbyshire MK, Epstein LH, Young CS, Munz PL, Fishel R. Nonhomologous recombination in human cells.. Mol Cell Biol. 1994; 14(1).
  • Epstein LH. Methodological issues and ten-year outcomes for obese children.. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1993; 699.
  • Epstein LH, Valoski A, McCurley J. Effect of weight loss by obese children on long-term growth.. Am J Dis Child. 1993; 147(10).
  • Vara LS, Epstein LH. Laboratory assessment of choice between exercise or sedentary behaviors.. Res Q Exerc Sport. 1993; 64(3).
  • Perkins KA, Grobe JE, Epstein LH, Caggiula A, Stiller RL, Jacob RG. Chronic and acute tolerance to subjective effects of nicotine.. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1993; 45(2).
  • Epstein LH, Mitchell SL, Caggiula AR. The effect of subjective and physiological arousal on dishabituation of salivation.. Physiol Behav. 1993; 53(3).
  • Caggiula AR, Epstein LH, Antelman SM, Saylor S, Knopf S, Perkins KA, Stiller R. Acute stress or corticosterone administration reduces responsiveness to nicotine: implications for a mechanism of conditioned tolerance.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1993; 111(4).
  • Epstein LH, Caggiula AR, Rodefer JS, Wisniewski L, Mitchell SL. The effects of calories and taste on habituation of the human salivary response.. Addict Behav. 1993; 18(2).
  • Leonard Epstein, McKenzie, S.J., Klein, K.R., McCurley, J. Effects of setting and number of observations on generalizability of parent-child interactions in childhood obesity treatment.. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 1993; 15.
  • Epstein LH, Caggiula AR, Perkins KA, Mitchell SL, Rodefer JS. Abstinence from smoking decreases habituation to food cues.. Physiol Behav. 1992; 52(4).
  • Epstein LH. Role of behavior theory in behavioral medicine.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1992; 60(4).
  • Wisniewski L, Epstein LH, Caggiula AR. Effect of food change on consumption, hedonics, and salivation.. Physiol Behav. 1992; 52(1).
  • Sallis JF, Simons-Morton BG, Stone EJ, Corbin CB, Epstein LH, Faucette N, Iannotti RJ, Killen JD, Klesges RC, Petray CK. Determinants of physical activity and interventions in youth.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1992; 24(6 Sup).
  • Epstein LH, Rodefer JS, Wisniewski L, Caggiula AR. Habituation and dishabituation of human salivary response.. Physiol Behav. 1992; 51(5).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Sexton JE, Solberg-Kassel R, Stiller RL, Jacob RG. Effects of nicotine on hunger and eating in male and female smokers.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1992; 106(1).
  • Leonard Epstein. Exercise and obesity in children.. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 1992; 4.
  • Leonard Epstein, Perkins, K.A., Grobe, J.E., Jennings, J.R., Elash, C. A technique for rapid, reliable assessment of thermal pain threshold in humans.. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers. 1992; 24.
  • Leonard Epstein, Caggiula, A. R., McAllister, C.G., Antelman, S.M., Knopf, S., Saylor, S., Perkins, K.A. Nicotine suppresses the proliferative response of peripheral blood lymphocytes in rats.. Drug Development Research. 1992; 26.
  • Perkins KA, Sexton JE, Solberg-Kassel RD, Epstein LH. Effects of nicotine on perceived exertion during low-intensity activity.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1991; 23(11).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Sexton JE, Stiller RL, Jacob RG. Effects of dose, gender, and level of physical activity on acute metabolic response to nicotine.. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1991; 40(2).
  • Smith JA, Epstein LH. Behavioral economic analysis of food choice in obese children.. Appetite. 1991; 17(2).
  • Caggiula AR, Epstein LH, Antelman SM, Saylor SS, Perkins KA, Knopf S, Stiller R. Conditioned tolerance to the anorectic and corticosterone-elevating effects of nicotine.. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1991; 40(1).
  • Epstein LH, Young CS. Adenovirus homologous recombination does not require expression of the immediate-early E1a gene.. J Virol. 1991; 65(8).
  • Epstein LH, Caggiula AR, Perkins KA, McKenzie SJ, Smith JA. Conditioned tolerance to the heart rate effects of smoking.. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1991; 39(1).
  • Epstein LH, Bulik CM, Perkins KA, Caggiula AR, Rodefer J. Behavioral economic analysis of smoking: money and food as alternatives.. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1991; 38(4).
  • Wing RR, Marcus MD, Epstein L, Jawad A. A 'family-based' approach to the treatment of obese type II diabetic patients.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1991; 59(1).
  • Epstein LH, McCurley J, Murdock RC. Estimation of percent overweight within families.. Addict Behav. 1991; 16(5).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RL, Fernstrom MH, Sexton JE, Jacob RG, Solberg R. Acute effects of nicotine on hunger and caloric intake in smokers and nonsmokers.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1991; 103(1).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Jennings JR. Smoking as a cue for subjective and behavioral responses to a stressor.. J Subst Abuse. 1991; 3(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Turner, S.M., Beidel, D.C. Vulnerability and risk for anxiety disorders.. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 1991; 5.
  • Leonard Epstein, Marks, B.L., Perkins, K.A., Metz, K.F., Robertson, R.J., Goss, F.L., Sexton, J.E. Effects of smoking status on content of caloric intake and energy expenditure.. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 1991; 10.
  • Epstein LH, McCurley J, Valoski A, Wing RR. Growth in obese children treated for obesity.. Am J Dis Child. 1990; 144(12).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RL, Sexton JE, Debski TD, Jacob RG. Behavioral performance effects of nicotine in smokers and nonsmokers.. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1990; 37(1).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RL, Sexton JE, Fernstrom MH, Jacob RG, Solberg R. Metabolic effects of nicotine after consumption of a meal in smokers and nonsmokers.. Am J Clin Nutr. 1990; 52(2).
  • Valoski A, Epstein LH. Nutrient intake of obese children in a family-based behavioral weight control program.. Int J Obes. 1990; 14(8).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RL, Sexton JE, Marks BL, Jacob RG. Cardiovascular effects of nicotine during physical activity and following meal consumption.. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 1990; 17(5).
  • Lappalainen R, Epstein LH. A behavioral economics analysis of food choice in humans.. Appetite. 1990; 14(2).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RL, Fernstrom MH, Sexton JE, Jacob RG. Perception and hedonics of sweet and fat taste in smokers and nonsmokers following nicotine intake.. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1990; 35(3).
  • Wing RR, Marcus MD, Blair EH, Epstein LH, Burton LR. Depressive symptomatology in obese adults with type II diabetes.. Diabetes Care. 1990; 13(2).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Pastor S. Changes in energy balance following smoking cessation and resumption of smoking in women.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1990; 58(1).
  • Epstein LH. Perception of activity in the Zygomaticus major and Corrugator supercilii muscle regions.. Psychophysiology. 1990; 27(1).
  • Epstein LH, Perkins KA, Jennings JR, Pastor S. Effects of smoking context on habituation to a repeated cognitive task.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1990; 100(3).
  • Wing RR, Blair EH, Epstein LH, McDermott MD. Psychological stress and glucose metabolism in obese and normal-weight subjects: a possible mechanism for differences in stress-induced eating.. Health Psychol. 1990; 9(6).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Sexton JE, Pastor S. Effects of smoking cessation on consumption of alcohol and sweet, high-fat foods.. J Subst Abuse. 1990; 2(3).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RI, Sexton JE, Jacob RG. Chronic tolerance to nicotine's effects on suppressing hunger and caloric intake.. NIDA Res Monogr. 1990; 105.
  • Epstein LH, Bulik CM, Perkins KA, Caggiula AR. The effects of deprivation on the reinforcing efficacy of smoking.. NIDA Res Monogr. 1990; 105.
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RI, Sexton JE, Jacob RG. Chronic tolerance to nicotine's effects on suppressing hunger and caloric intake.. NIDA Res Monogr. 1990; 105.
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RL, Marks BL, Jacob RG. Acute effects of nicotine on resting metabolic rate in cigarette smokers.. Am J Clin Nutr. 1989; 50(3).
  • Epstein LH, Valoski A, Wing RR, Perkins KA, Fernstrom M, Marks B, McCurley J. Perception of eating and exercise in children as a function of child and parent weight status.. Appetite. 1989; 12(2).
  • Epstein LH, Grunberg NE, Lichtenstein E, Evans RI. Smoking research: basic research, intervention, prevention, and new trends.. Health Psychol. 1989; 8(6).
  • Caggiula AR, Epstein LH, Stiller R. Changing environmental cues reduces tolerance to nicotine-induced anorexia.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1989; 99(3).
  • Perkins KA, Epstein LH, Stiller RL, Marks BL, Jacob RG. Chronic and acute tolerance to the heart rate effects of nicotine.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1989; 97(4).
  • Epstein LH, Caggiula AR, Stiller R. Environment-specific tolerance to nicotine.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1989; 97(2).
  • Guare JC, Wing RR, Marcus MD, Epstein LH, Burton LR, Gooding WE. Analysis of changes in eating behavior and weight loss in type II diabetic patients. Which behaviors to change.. Diabetes Care. 1989; 12(7).
  • Caggiula AR, Epstein LH, Stiller R. Changing temporal cues reduces tolerance to nicotine-induced anorexia.. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1989; 99(3).
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Marcus, M.D., Blair, E.H., Burton, L.R. Binge eating in obese patients with type II diabetes.. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 1989; 8.
  • Leonard Epstein, Perkins, K.A., Marks, B.L., Stiller, R.L., Jacob, R.G. Enhanced effect of nicotine on energy expenditure during light physical activity.. The New England Journal of Medicine. 1989; 320.
  • Epstein LH, Perkins KA. Smoking, stress, and coronary heart disease.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1988; 56(3).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Valoski A, DeVos D. Long-term relationship between weight and aerobic-fitness change in children.. Health Psychol. 1988; 7(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Nowalk, P.A., Scott, N. Self regulation in the treatment of type II diabetes.. Behavior Therapy. 1988; 19.
  • Wing RR, Koeske R, Epstein LH, Nowalk MP, Gooding W, Becker D. Long-term effects of modest weight loss in type II diabetic patients.. Arch Intern Med. 1987; 147(10).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR. Behavioral treatment of childhood obesity.. Psychol Bull. 1987; 101(3).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Koeske R, Valoski A. Long-term effects of family-based treatment of childhood obesity.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1987; 55(1).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Valoski A, Penner BC. Stability of food preferences during weight control. A study with 8- to 12-year-old children and their parents.. Behav Modif. 1987; 11(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Nudelman, S., Wing, R.R.. Long term effects of family-based treatment for obesity on nontreated family members.. Behavior Theapy. 1987; 2.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Valoski, A., Gooding W. Long-term effects of parent weight in child weight loss.. Behavior Therapy. 1987; 18.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R. R., Nowalk, P.A., Scott, N., Gooding, W. Family history of diabetes and its effect on treatment outcome in type II diabetes.. Behavior Therapy. 1987; 18.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wagner, J., Nudelman, S., Marks, B.L. The stability of resting metabolic rate and diet-induced thermogenesis in children.. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 1987; 9.
  • Wing RR, Marcus MD, Epstein LH, Salata R. Type II diabetic subjects lose less weight than their overweight nondiabetic spouses.. Diabetes Care. 1987; 10(5).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Koeske R, Valoski A. Effect of parent weight on weight loss in obese children.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1986; 54(3).
  • Epstein LH, Valoski A, Koeske R, Wing RR. Family-based behavioral weight control in obese young children.. J Am Diet Assoc. 1986; 86(4).
  • McGowan CR, Epstein LH, Kupfer DJ, Bulik CM, Robertson RJ. The effect of exercise on non-restricted caloric intake in male joggers.. Appetite. 1986; 7(1).
  • Epstein LH, Koeske R, Wing RR, Valoski A. The effect of family variables on child weight change.. Health Psychol. 1986; 5(1).
  • Wing RR, Epstein LH, Nowalk MP, Lamparski DM. Behavioral self-regulation in the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus.. Psychol Bull. 1986; 99(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Cluss, P.A.. Behavioral genetics of childhood obesity.. Behavior Therapy. 1986; 17.
  • Leonard Epstein, Perkins, K.A., Stiller, R., Jennings, J.R., Christiansen, C., McCarthy, T. An aerosol spray alternative to cigarette smoking in the study of the Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Nicotine.. Behavior Research Methods and Instrumentation. 1986; 18.
  • Fernstrom MH, Epstein LH, Spiker DG, Kupfer DJ. Resting metabolic rate is reduced in patients treated with antidepressants.. Biol Psychiatry. 1985; 20(6).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Valoski A. Childhood obesity.. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1985; 32(2).
  • Kupfer DJ, Sewitch DE, Epstein LH, Bulik C, McGowen CR, Robertson RJ. Exercise and subsequent sleep in male runners: failure to support the slow wave sleep-mood-exercise hypothesis.. Neuropsychobiology. 1985; 14(1).
  • Wing RR, Nowalk MP, Epstein LH, Scott N, Ewing L. Methodological issues related to age of onset of obesity.. Addict Behav. 1985; 10(1).
  • Ergood JS, Epstein LH, Ackerman M, Fireman P. Perception of expiratory flow by asthmatics and non-asthmatics during rest and exercise.. Health Psychol. 1985; 4(6).
  • Wing RR, Epstein LH, Blair E, Nowalk MP. Psychologic stress and blood glucose levels in nondiabetic subjects.. Psychosom Med. 1985; 47(6).
  • Wing RR, Epstein LH, Nowalk MP, Scott N, Koeske R. Compliance to self-monitoring of blood glucose: a marked-item technique compared with self-report.. Diabetes Care. 1985; 8(5).
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Woodall, K., Penner, B.C., Kress, M.J., Koeske, R. Effects of family-based behavioral treatment on obese 5-8 year-old children.. Behavior Therapy. 1985; 16.
  • Leonard Epstein, McGowan, C.R., Robertson, R.J. The effects of bicycle ergometer exercise at varying intensities on the heart rate, EMG and mood state responses to a mental arithmetic stressor.. Research Quarterly. 1985; 56.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Koeske, R., Valoski, A. A comparison of lifestyle exercise, aerobic exercise, and calisthenics on weight loss in obese children.. Behavior Therapy. 1985; 16.
  • Leonard Epstein, Simons, A.D., McGowan, C.R., Kupfer, D.J., Robertson, R.J. Exercise as a treatment for depression: An update.. Clinical Psychology Review. 1985; 5.
  • Cluss PA, Epstein LH, Galvis SA, Fireman P, Friday G. Effect of compliance for chronic asthmatic children.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1984; 52(5).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Koeske R, Valoski A. Effects of diet plus exercise on weight change in parents and children.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1984; 52(3).
  • Wing RR, Epstein LH, Marcus MD, Kupfer DJ. Mood changes in behavioral weight loss programs.. J Psychosom Res. 1984; 28(3).
  • Wing RR, Epstein LH, Lamparski D, Hagg SA, Nowalk MP, Scott N. Accuracy in estimating fasting blood glucose levels by patients with diabetes.. Diabetes Care. 1984; 7(5).
  • Leonard Epstein, Cluss, P.A.. A riboflavin tracer method for assessment of medication compliance in children.. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers. 1984; 5.
  • Leonard Epstein, Woodall, K., Goreczny, A.J., Wing, R.R., Robertson, R.J. The modification of activity patterns and energy expenditure in obese young girls.. Behavior Therapy. 1984; 15.
  • Leonard Epstein, Koeske, R., Wing, R.R. Adherence to exercise in obese children.. Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation. 1984; 4.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Koeske, R., Valoski, A. The effects of diet plus exercise on weight change in parents and children.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1984; 52.
  • Leonard Epstein, Cluss, P.A., Galvis, S.A., Fireman, P., Friday, G. The effect of compliance for chronic asthmatic children.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1984; 52.
  • Leonard Epstein, McGowan, C.R., Woodall, K. A behavioral observation system for free play activity in young overweight female children.. Research Quarterly. 1984; 55.
  • Leonard Epstein, McGowan, C.R., Bulik, C.M., Kupfer, D.J., Robertson, R.J. The use of the large-scale integrated sensor (LSI) to estimate energy expenditure.. Journal of Behavioral Assessment. 1984; 6.
  • Russell PO, Epstein LH, Erickson KT. Effects of acute exercise and cigarette smoking on autonomic and neuromuscular responses to a cognitive stressor.. Psychol Rep. 1983; 53(1).
  • Epstein LH, Koeske R, Zidansek J, Wing RR. Effects of weight loss on fitness in obese children.. Am J Dis Child. 1983; 137(7).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Kuller L, Becker D. Parent-child obesity and cardiovascular risk factors.. Prev Med. 1983; 12(3).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR. Reanalysis of weight changes in behavior modification and nutrition education for childhood obesity.. J Pediatr Psychol. 1983; 8(1).
  • Wing RR, Marcus MD, Epstein LH, Kupfer D. Mood and weight loss in a behavioral treatment program.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1983; 51(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Koeske, R., Zidansek, J., Wing, R.R. The effects of weight loss on fitness in obese children.. American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1983; 137.
  • Epstein LH, Cluss PA. A behavioral medicine perspective on adherence to long-term medical regimens.. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1982; 50(6).
  • Wing RR, Epstein LH. A community approach to weight control: the American Cancer Society Weight-A-Thon.. Prev Med. 1982; 11(2).
  • Epstein LH, Dickson BE, Ossip DJ, Stiller R, Russell PO, Winter K. Relationships among measures of smoking topography.. Addict Behav. 1982; 7(3).
  • Hughes JR, Epstein LH, Andrasik F, Neff DF, Thompson DS. Smoking and carbon monoxide levels during pregnancy.. Addict Behav. 1982; 7(3).
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Koeske, R., Ossip, D.J., Beck, S. A comparison of lifestyle change and programmed aerobic exercise on weight and fitness changes in obese children.. Behavior Therapy. 1982; 13.
  • Leonard Epstein, Daneman, D., Siminerio, L., Beck, S., Farkas, G., Figueroa, J., Becker, D.J., Drash, A.L. The effects of enhanced conventional therapy on metabolic control in children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.. Diabetes Care. 1982; 5.
  • Blanchard EB, Jurish SE, Andrasik F, Epstein LH. The relationship between muscle discrimination ability and response to relaxation training in three kinds of headaches.. Biofeedback Self Regul. 1981; 6(4).
  • Cinciripini PM, Epstein LH. Pulse transit time feedback and bidirectional blood pressure change.. Psychophysiology. 1981; 18(6).
  • Epstein LH, Beck S, Figueroa J, Farkas G, Kazdin AE, Daneman D, Becker D. The effects of targeting improvements in urine glucose on metabolic control in children with insulin dependent diabetes.. J Appl Behav Anal. 1981; 14(4).
  • Leonard Epstein, Murray, J. Aerobic exercise and weight.. Addictive Behaviors. 1981; 5.
  • Leonard Epstein, Greenwald, D.J., Hennon, D., Heidorn, B. Monocular fading and feedback: Effects on vision changes in the trained and untrained eye.. Behavior Modification. 1981; 5.
  • Leonard Epstein, Figueroa, J., Farkas, G., Beck, S. The short-term effects of feedback on accuracy of urine glucose determinations in insulin dependent diabetic children.. Behavior Therapy. 1981; 12.
  • Leonard Epstein, Ossip, D.J., Coleman, D., Hughes, J., Wiist, W. Stability of smoking topography during withdrawal or deprivation.. Behavior Therapy. 1981; 12.
  • Collins, F.L., Leonard Epstein, Hannay, H.J. A component analysis of an operant training program for improving visual acuity in myopic students.. Behavior Therapy. 1981; 12.
  • Williamson, D.A., Leonard Epstein, Coburn, C. Multiple-baseline analysis of the regulated breathing procedure for the treatment of stuttering.. Journal of Fluency Disorders. 1981; 6.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Marcus, M., Shapira, B. Strong monetary contingencies for weight loss during treatment and maintenance.. Behavior Therapy. 1981; 12.
  • Leonard Epstein, Murray, J. Improving oral hygiene with videotape modeling.. Behavior Modification. 1981; 5.
  • Ossip DJ, Epstein LH, McKnight D. Modeling, coffee drinking, and smoking.. Psychol Rep. 1980; 47(2).
  • Martin JE, Epstein LH. An experimental analysis of discrimination of pulse transit time.. Percept Mot Skills. 1980; 51(2).
  • Martin JE, Epstein LH. Evaluating the situational specificity of relaxation in mild essential hypertension.. Percept Mot Skills. 1980; 51(2).
  • Martin JE, Epstein LH, Cinciripini PM. Effects of feedback and stimulus control on blood pressure discrimination.. Psychophysiology. 1980; 17(5).
  • Williamson DA, Epstein LH, Lombardo TW. Methodology: EMG measurement as a function of electrode placement and level of EMG.. Psychophysiology. 1980; 17(3).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Steranchak L, Dickson B, Michelson J. Comparison of family-based behavior modification and nutrition education for childhood obesity.. J Pediatr Psychol. 1980; 5(1).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR. Aerobic exercise and weight.. Addict Behav. 1980; 5(4).
  • Epstein LH, Coburn PC, Becker D, Drash A, Siminerio L. Measurement and modification of the accuracy of determinations of urine glucose concentration.. Diabetes Care. 1980; 3(4).
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Thompson, J.K., Griffin, W. The effects of contract and lottery procedures on attendance and fitness in aerobics exercise.. Behavior Modification. 1980; 4.
  • Leonard Epstein, Williamson, D.A., Lombardo, T.W. EMG measurement as a function of electrode placement and level of EMG.. Psychophysiology. 1980; 17.
  • Leonard Epstein, Martin, J.E., Cinciripini, P. Effects of feedback and stimulus control on blood pressure discrimination.. Psychophysiology. 1980; 17.
  • Leonard Epstein, Cinciripini, P.M., Kotanchik, N.L. Behavioral intervention for self stimulatory, attending and seizure behavior in a cerebral palsied child.. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 1980; 11.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wing, R.R., Neff, D. Accuracy of parent's reports of height and weight.. Journal of Behavioral Assessment. 1980; 2.
  • Wing RR, Epstein LH, Ossip DJ, LaPorte RE. Reliability and validity of self-report and observers' estimates of relative weight.. Addict Behav. 1979; 4(2).
  • Szymanski H, Epstein LH, Wimberly T, Madtes D. Self-regulation of analgesics: a single case study.. Addict Behav. 1979; 4(3).
  • Marshall WR, Epstein LH. Effect of heart-rate control training on heart-rate discrimination.. Percept Mot Skills. 1978; 47(1).
  • Epstein LH, Wing RR, Thompson JK. The relationship between exercise intensity, caloric intake, and weight.. Addict Behav. 1978; 3(3-4).
  • Collins FL, Epstein LH. Temporal analysis of cigarette smoking.. Addict Behav. 1978; 3(2).
  • Epstein LH, Abel GG, Collins F, Parker L, Cinciripini PM. The relationship between frontalis muscle activity and self-reports of headache pain.. Behav Res Ther. 1978; 16(3).
  • Epstein LH, Masek BJ. Behavioral control of medicine compliance.. J Appl Behav Anal. 1978; 11(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Wolff, E.A. A multiple baseline analysis of implementing components of the Problem-Oriented Medical Record.. Behavior Therapy. 1978; 9.
  • Leonard Epstein, Masek, B.J., Marshall, W.R. A nutritionally based school program for control of eating in obese children.. Behavior Therapy. 1978; 9.
  • Leonard Epstein, Marshall, W.R. The effect of heart rate control training on heart rate discrimination.. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 1978; 47.
  • Leonard Epstein, Masek, B.J., Marshall, W.R. The effects of pre-lunch exercise on lunchtime caloric intake.. The Behavior Therapist. 1978; 1.
  • Barlow DH, Blanchard EB, Hayes SC, Epstein LH. Single-case designs and clinical biofeedback experimentation.. Biofeedback Self Regul. 1977; 2(3).
  • Epstein LH, Blanchard EB. Biofeedback, self-control, and self-management.. Biofeedback Self Regul. 1977; 2(2).
  • Epstein LH, Cinciripini PM, McCoy JF, Marshall WR. Heart rate as a discriminative stimulus.. Psychophysiology. 1977; 14(2).
  • Epstein LH, Collins FL. The measurement of situational influences of smoking.. Addict Behav. 1977; 2(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Abel, G.G. Analysis of biofeedback training effects for tension headache patients.. Behavior Therapy. 1977; 8.
  • Leonard Epstein, McCoy, J.F., Parker, F.C., Bursh, M.E., Stephens, R.M. Effective components of contingency contracts with academic behaviors of college students.. Journal of Experimental Education. 1977; 46.
  • Leonard Epstein, Wolff, E. Implementing the problem-oriented medical record in an open setting.. Behavior Therapy. 1977; 8.
  • Leonard Epstein, McCoy, J.F. Bladder and bowel control in Hischsprung's disease.. Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 1977; 8.
  • Leonard Epstein, Martin, J.E. Compliance and side effects of weight regulation groups.. Behavior Modification. 1977; 1.
  • Noles KO, Epstein LH, Jones HT. Instructional control of sleep reduction.. Percept Mot Skills. 1976; 42(43).
  • Martin JE, Epstein LH. Evaluating treatment effectiveness in cerebral palsy. Single-subject designs.. Phys Ther. 1976; 56(3).
  • Epstein LH, Parker L, McCoy JF, McGee G. Descriptive analysis of eating regulation in obese and nonobese children.. J Appl Behav Anal. 1976; 9(4).
  • Epstein LH, Parker FC, Jenkins CC. A multiple baseline analysis of treatment for heroin addiction.. Addict Behav. 1976; 1(4).
  • Leonard Epstein, Miller, P.M., Webster, J.S.. The effects of reinforcing concurrent behavior on self-monitoring.. Behavior Therapy. 1976; 7.
  • Epstein LH, Webster JS. Instructional, pacing, and feedback control of respiratory behavior.. Percept Mot Skills. 1975; 41(3).
  • Doke LA, Epstein LH. Oral overcorrection: side effects and extended applications.. J Exp Child Psychol. 1975; 20(3).
  • Epstein LH, McCoy JF. Issues in smoking control.. Addict Behav. 1975; 1(1).
  • Epstein LH, Webster JS. Reliability of various estimates of electromyogram activity: within and between subject analyses.. Psychophysiology. 1975; 12(4).
  • Leonard Epstein, Miller, P.M., O'Toole, D.. Prompt responding to reprint request.. Behavior Therapy. 1975; 6.
  • Leonard Epstein, Webster, J.S., Miller, P.M.. Accuracy and controlling effects of self-monitoring as a function of concurrent responding and reinforcement.. Behavior Therapy. 1975; 6.
  • Epstein LH, Stein DB. Feedback-influenced heart rate discrimination.. J Abnorm Psychol. 1974; 83(5).
  • Epstein LH, Doke LA, Sajwaj TE, Sorrell S, Rimmer B. Generality and side effects of overcorrection.. J Appl Behav Anal. 1974; 7(3).
  • Leonard Epstein, Hersen, M.. Behavior control of hysterical gagging.. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1974; 30.
  • Leonard Epstein, Miller, P.M., Hersen, M., Eisler, R.M., Wooten, L.S.. Relationship of alcohol cues to the drinking behavior of alcoholics and social drinkers: An analogue study.. Psychological Record. 1974; 24.
  • Leonard Epstein, Hersen, M.. A multiple baseline analysis of covert control.. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 1974; 5.
  • Leonard Epstein, Hersen, M., Hemphill, D. Music feedback in the treatment of tension headache: An experimental case study.. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 1974; 5.
  • Leonard Epstein, Doke, L., Sajway, T., Sorrell, S., Rimmer, B.. Generality and side effects of overcorrection.. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 1974; 7.
  • Leonard Epstein, Fredericksen, L.W., Kosevsky, B.P.. Reliability and controlling effects of three procedures for self-monitoring smoking.. Psychological Record. 1974; 25.
  • Epstein LH, Hersen M. Behavioral control of hysterical gagging.. J Clin Psychol. 1974; 30(1).
  • Leonard Epstein, Peterson, G.L., Webster, J., Guanieri, C., Libby, B.I. Comparison of reinforcement and stimulus control effects on imitative behavior.. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 1973; 16.
  • Leonard Epstein, Peterson G.L.. Differential conditioning using covert stimuli.. Behavior Therapy. 1973; 4.
  • Leonard Epstein, Kotses, H.. Effects of brief relaxation training on skin resistance.. JSAS Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology. 1972; 2.
  • Leonard Epstein, Peterson, G.L.. The control of undesired behavior by self-imposed contingencies.. Behavior Therapy. 1972; 4.
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Leonard Epstein, B.E. Saelens. Behavioral Economics of Obesity: Food Intake and Energy Expenditure. Reframing Health Behavior Change with Behavioral Economics. 2000.

Professional Memberships:
  • APA, Division 38, Program Committee (1997–1998)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (1990)
  • North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) (1990)
  • SBM, Program Committee (1989)
  • American Psychological Society (APS) (1989)
  • SBM, Program Committee (1985)
  • AABT, Program Committee (1984)
  • APA, Division 38, Program Committee (1983)
  • SBM, Program Committee (1981)
  • APA, Division 38, Program Committee (1981)
  • Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR) (1980)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1979)
  • Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM) (1979)
  • AABT, Program Committee (1978)
  • Alabama Psychological Association (1974)
  • AABT, Placement Committee Co-Chairman (1973)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) (1973)
  • Mississippi Psychological Association (1973)
  • Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT) (1970)
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) (1970)
  • Sigma Xi (1969)
  • Psi Chi (1965)
Presentations:
  • "Reinforcement pathology and obesity." Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium (2011)
  • "The built environment and childhood obesity" Buffalo Food Policy Summit Research Roundtable. (2011)
  • "Treating Pre-School Overweight Children in the Primary Care Setting: Preliminary Results of Buffalo Healthy Tots (BHT)" SPR/PAS (2011)
  • "Food reinforcement and obesity" Society of Behavioral Medicine (2011)
  • "Behavioral choice theory and obesity: A multilevel analysis" Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Behavioral Research & Translation: Behavioral Economics (2011)
  • "Behavioral choice theory and obesity" Psychology Department colloquium series, University of Vermont (2011)
  • "Translation of basic behavioral science into clinical interventions" NIH Workshop, Translating ideas into interventions: The Process of Developing Behavioral Interventions (2010)
  • "Reinforcement pathology, food addiction and obesity" Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010)
  • "Behavioral choice theory and obesity" National Cancer Institute Crosstalk Lecture Series (2010)
  • "Food reinforcement" International Conference on Obesity (2010)
  • "Behavioral choice theory and obesity" School of Public Health, University of Southern California (2010)
  • "Food reinforcement" University of California, San Francisco (2010)
  • "Translating basic behavioral science to clinical interventions" Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (2010)
  • "Food reinforcement and obesity" Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (2009)
  • "Behavioral choice theory and obesity: From molecular biology to public policy" School of Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2009)
  • "Food reinforcement" Brain-to- Society Systems Research Agenda on Healthy Eating and Active Living to Prevent Childhood Obesity, McGill University (2008)
  • "Behavioral choice theory and obesity" Centers for Disease Control (2008)
  • "Family-based behavioral treatment for obese youth" Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine (2008)
  • "Behavioral choice theory and obesity" Neuroscience Group, Yale University (2007)
  • "Behavioral choice theory and physical activity" Association for Applied Sports Psychology (2007)
  • "Food reinforcement" 35th Anniversary of the Appetitive Behavior Symposium, Columbia University (2007)
  • "Behavioral economics of obesity" Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas School of Medicine (2007)
  • "Behavioral choice theory in the treatment and prevention of obesity" Department of Community Health, University of Rochester School of Medicine (2007)
  • "Behavioral economics of obesity" Cornell University (2007)
  • "Family-based behavioral treatment of pediatric obesity" 4th Annual Pediatric Healthy Weight Summit (2007)
  • "Behavioral economics of obesity" School of Public Health, University of Minnesota (2007)
  • "Behavioral economics of obesity" School of Public Health, Northwestern University (2007)
  • "Research design" Summer Training Institite for Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions, OBSSR, NIH (2001)
  • "Behavior therapy for obesity: Long-term results" Annual meetings, Pediatric Endocrine Society (2001)
  • "Behavioral economics of obesity" Second biennial Niagara Conference on Evidence Based Treatments for Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Problems (2001)
  • "Behavioral treatment of pediatric obesity" Second biennial Niagara Conference on Evidence Based Treatments for Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Problems (2001)
  • "Behavioral economics of obesity" Obesity Treatment and Prevention Task Force, NIDDK (2001)
  • "Using the Tritarac to improve self-reported activity in sedentary adult males" 48th annual meeting, American College of Sports Medicine (2001)
  • "Behavioral economics of obesity" Behavioral Medicine seminar series, Johns Hopkins University (2001)
  • "Behavioral economics of obesity" Bohan visiting professor in preventive medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine (2001)
  • "Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Symptoms and smoking patterns among participants in a smoking cessation program" 7th Annual meeting, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (2001)
  • "Gender differences in response to bupropion for smoking cessation" 7th Annual meeting, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (2001)
  • "Long-term effectiveness of behavioral treatment for pediatric obesity" Annual Meetings, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Science (2001)
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University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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Phone: (716) 829-3400
Fax: (716) 829-3993
Email: lhenet@buffalo.edu


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