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Jennifer Jacqueline Pells, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
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Office: 407 Crutchfield Street, Duke Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery, Durham, NC 27704
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3159 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27705

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., The University of Maine, Orono, 2005
  • M.A., The University of Maine, Orono, 2005
  • B.A., Middlebury College, 2000

Publications

Somers, Tamara J., James A. Blumenthal, Farshid Guilak, Virginia B. Kraus, Daniel O. Schmitt, Michael A. Babyak, Linda W. Craighead, et al. “Pain coping skills training and lifestyle behavioral weight management in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled study.” Pain 153, no. 6 (June 2012): 1199–1209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2012.02.023.

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Pells, J. J., A. L. Stout, M. M. Rodriguez-Diaz, C. A. Quigley, and G. J. Musante. “Brief intensive lifestyle intervention leads to rapid diabetes improvements.” American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 6, no. 2 (March 1, 2012): 178–85. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827611405281.

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Quigley, Chandra, Nancy Freeman, Janice Mills, Jennifer Pells, and Anna Stout. “Changes and Correlations with PreDx (R) Diabetes Risk Score Following Brief Residential Behavioral Weight Loss.” In Diabetes, 60:A225–A225. AMER DIABETES ASSOC, 2011.

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Quigley, Chandra, Jennifer Pells, and Gerard Musante. “= 50 SEEKING BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT LOSS.” In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41:S26–S26. SPRINGER, 2011.

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Pells, J. J., A. L. Stout, and G. J. Musante. “Expanding stepped-care for obesity: Overview and evaluation of an intensive treatment program for adults.” Obesity and Weight Management 6, no. 3 (June 1, 2010): 146–51. https://doi.org/10.1089/obe.2010.0311.

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Pells, Jennifer, Anna Stout, Michelle Rodriguez-Diaz, and Gerard Musante. “Rapid Improvements in Hemoglobin A1c and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors During Intensive Lifestyle Intervention among Individuals with Obesity and Type II Diabetes.” In Obesity, 17:S280–S280. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2009.

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Pells, Jennifer, Michelle Rodriguez-Diaz, Anna Stout, and Gerard Musante. “Response to Weight Loss Treatment among Severe Binge Eaters who Are Morbidly Obese: Implications for an Integrative, Intensive, Residential Treatment Model.” In Obesity, 17:S279–S279. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2009.

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Nebel, Mary Beth, Ershela L. Sims, Francis J. Keefe, Virginia B. Kraus, Farshid Guilak, David S. Caldwell, Jennifer J. Pells, Robin Queen, and Daniel Schmitt. “The relationship of self-reported pain and functional impairment to gait mechanics in overweight and obese persons with knee osteoarthritis.” Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90, no. 11 (November 2009): 1874–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2009.07.010.

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Somers, Tamara J., Francis J. Keefe, Jennifer J. Pells, Kim E. Dixon, Sandra J. Waters, Paul A. Riordan, James A. Blumenthal, et al. “Pain catastrophizing and pain-related fear in osteoarthritis patients: relationships to pain and disability.” J Pain Symptom Manage 37, no. 5 (May 2009): 863–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.05.009.

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Pells, Jennifer, Leisha Elmore, Anna Stout, and Gerard Musante. “Body Dissatisfaction among Individuals Seeking Obesity Treatment: Improvements and Predictions of Weight Loss.” In Obesity, 16:S235–S235. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2008.

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