Jessica L. Unick Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

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 Brown. Broadly, Dr. Unick's research focuses on: 1) the role of physical activity in weight control, and 2) developing effective behavioral weight loss interventions to improve long-term weight loss maintenance. She has been awarded NIH grants to examine the influence of exercise on energy compensation and stress-induced overeating.

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