Phillip J. Brantley, PhD

Phillip J. Brantley, PhD holds a John S. Mclhenny Professorship in Nutrition and serves as Chief of the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a campus of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge. He also holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Food Science at the LSU Baton Rouge campus. He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1980 and has over 35 years teaching and conducting clinical research. He has over 250 publications and has served as principal investigator on several NIH sponsored trials. His current research focuses on the prevention of weight regain following weight loss, and the translation of surgical and non-surgical interventions for severe obesity. As Associate Executive Director for Scientific Education at Pennington Biomedical , Dr. Brantley leads several NIH sponsored training programs designed to create the next generation of scientists. He has served as primary mentor for 59 graduate students and six postdoctoral fellows His education group also produces the internet-based Pennington Nutrition Series and community health conferences aimed at disseminating Pennington discoveries to community and professional audiences. He is a Fellow of The Obesity Society, the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Psychological Association.


Dr. Brantley has been a member of TOS since 1998. He enjoys regular participation at annual meetings He has served on the Education Committee and the Early-Career Investigator Committee and is currently a member of the TOS Council representing the Advocary Committee and the Public Affairs Committee.

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