Dr. Waring earned her PhD in Epidemiology from Brown University. Dr. Waring is an epidemiologist with a program of research focusing on obesity and weight change, in particular leveraging technology and online social networks to promote weight management and lifestyle change among childbearing women. She is the PI of 3 current or recent grant-funded grants examining weight management among childbearing women, including 2 to develop and test the feasibility of interventions that deliver evidence-based weight loss strategies via online social networks. Dr. Waring also has a secondary line of research focused on lifestyle change and health promotion among adults with heart disease, with a focus on weight management, healthy diet, physical activity, and patient-provider communication.
Dr. Waring tweets about obesity, weight loss, diet and physical activity, pregnancy, parenting, sleep, mhealth, and academia at https://twitter.com/DrMollyWaring.
Areas of interest: obesity, weight change, weight gain prevention, pregnancy, gestational weight gain, post-partum weight retention, social media, mhealth, behavioral informatics, social networks, cardiovascular epidemiology, methodology