Hollie Raynor, Ph.D., R.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital. She earned her bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from San Diego State University, her master's degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She finished an AP4 program, becoming eligible for sitting for the registered dietitian examination, at the University of Tennessee, and completed her clinical psychology internship in Behavioral Medicine at Brown University. Prior to becoming a faculty member at Brown, she did her postdoctoral training at Brown in the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center.
Hollie Raynor's research interests are in combining her nutrition and psychology training by investigating eating regulation, specifically factors that affect satiation, and behavioral interventions for obesity. She is interested in eating regulation in both adults and children and in examining factors that affect choices in eating behavior, such as preference. Her specific areas of interest have involved examining dietary variety, portion size, and the reinforcing value of food on food intake. She is a co-investigator of three National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded grants, two of which focus on long-term maintenance of behaviors important for weight loss and weight loss maintenance, while the third grant examines changes that occur in the reinforcing value of high- and low-fat foods and how these changes are associated with weight loss during obesity treatment. She also is the primary investigator for two funded studies, one funded by NIH and the other funded by American Diabetes Association (ADA), examining pediatric obesity treatment in young children (ages 4 to 8 years). Most recently, she also has been awarded a NIH-funded grant to investigate limiting dietary variety during adult obesity treatment, in which she is the primary investigator.