Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

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Jessica Unick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)


Dr. Unick is an Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown Alpert Medical School and The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center. She earned her PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a 2-year NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular behavioral medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Broadly, Dr. Unick's research focuses on: 1) understanding how physical activity influences body weight, independent of energy expenditure (e.g., via appetite and psychological mechanisms), and 2) adapting behavioral weight loss interventions for early non-responders. Dr. Unick has been awarded grants from the NIH and other organizations to conduct research in these areas.

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