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Katherine Lynn Applegate, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine
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Office: 4309 Medical Park Dr., Medical Psychology/Biofeedback, Durham, NC 27704
Campus Mail: DUMC 4309 Medical Park Dr., Medical Psychology/Biofeedback, Durham, NC 27704

Dr. Applegate’s current research interests include psychological assessment issues for patients with chronic pain and/or obesity. She also investigates effective screening methods for surgeries including neuromodulation procedures, elective back surgery, and weight loss surgery.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2000

Publications

Surwit, Richard S., Redford B. Williams, Ilene C. Siegler, James D. Lane, Michael Helms, Katherine L. Applegate, Nancy Zucker, Mark N. Feinglos, Cynthia M. McCaskill, and John C. Barefoot. “Erratum. Hostility, race, and glucose metabolism in nondiabetic individuals. Diabetes Care 2002;25:835-839.” Diabetes Care 43, no. 3 (March 2020): 691. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc20-er03.

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Applegate, Katherine L. “Comment on: Patients' reasons for and against undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and vertical sleeve gastrectomy.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 13, no. 11 (November 2017): 1896–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2017.08.012.

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Friedman, Kelli E., Katherine Applegate, Dana Portenier, and Megan A. McVay. “Bariatric surgery in patients with bipolar spectrum disorders: Selection factors, postoperative visit attendance, and weight outcomes.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 13, no. 4 (April 2017): 643–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2016.10.009.

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Applegate, Katherine L. “Comment on: Validity of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) scores as a function of gender, ethnicity, and age of bariatric surgery candidates.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 11, no. 3 (May 2015): 634–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2014.11.008.

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Applegate, Katherine L. “Comment on: The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) is not sensitive to cognitive impairment in bariatric surgery candidates.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 10, no. 3 (May 2014): 557–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2013.10.001.

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McVay, Megan A., Kelli E. Friedman, Katherine L. Applegate, and Dana D. Portenier. “Patient predictors of follow-up care attendance in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 9, no. 6 (November 2013): 956–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2012.11.005.

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Applegate, Katherine L. “Comment on: Cognitive function predicts 24 month weight loss success following bariatric surgery.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 9, no. 5 (September 2013): 771–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2013.04.010.

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Applegate, Katherine L. “Comment on: cognitive function predicts weight loss following bariatric surgery.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 9, no. 3 (May 2013): 460–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2011.11.006.

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Applegate, Katherine L. “Comment on: psychological assessment of the adolescent bariatric surgery candidate.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 9, no. 3 (May 2013): 480–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2013.01.008.

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Applegate, K. L. “Comment on: Older bariatric surgery candidates: Is there greater psychological risk than for young and mid-life candidates?” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 8, no. 5 (January 1, 2012): 622–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2011.12.004.

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