• B.S. Georgia College and State University
  • M.S. and Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1980, Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology Residency at Medical University of South Carolina and Charleston VAMC

Research Interests

Weight loss techniques that promote long term weight management and their impact on biomarkers and health outcomes.

Department: Behavioral Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Brantley, P.J., Guan, W., Brock, R., Zhang, D. & Hu, G. (2020) HEADS UP: Design and methods of a Louisiana state-funded surgical and nonsurgical weight loss program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 2999.
  2. Llabre, M.M., Ard, J.D., Bennett, G., Brantley, P.J., Fiese, B., Gray, J. & Nece, P. ...(2020). Summary of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Multicomponent Behavioral Treatment of Obesity and Overweight in Children and Adolescents. American Psychologist, 75 (2), 178-188.
  3. Katzmarzyk, P.T., Martin, C.K., Newton, Jr. R.L., Apolzan, J.W., Arnold, C.L., Davis, T.C., Price-Haywood, E.G., Denstel, K.D., M.P.H.1, Emily F. Mire, E.F., Tina K. Thethi, T.K., Brantley, P.J., Johnson, W.D., Fonseca, V., Jonathan Gugel, J., Kennedy, K.B., Lavie, C.J., Sarpong, D.F., & Springgate, B . (2020). Weight Loss in Underserved Patients- A Cluster-Randomized Trial. New England Journal of Medicine, 383 (10), 909-918. DOI:10.1056/NEJMoa2007448.
  4. Katzmarzyk P.T., Martin, C.K., Newton, R.L. Jr, Apolzan, J.W., Arnold, C.L., Davis, T.D., Denstel, K.D., Mire, E.F., Thethi, T.K., Brantley, P.J., Johnson, W.D., Fonseca, V., Gugel, J., Kennedy, K.B., Lavie, C.J., Price-Haywood, E.G.,. Sarpong, D.F., & Springgate, B. Promoting Successful Weight Loss in Primary Care in Louisiana (PROPEL): Rationale, design and baseline characteristics. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2018 Feb 7; 67:1-10. PMID: 29408562
  5. Coughlin, J.W., Brantley, P.J., Champagne, C.M., Vollmer, V.M., Stevens, V.J., Funk,K, Calcin, A.T., Jerome, G.J., Myers, V.H., Tyson, C. Batch, B.C., Charleston, J. Loria, C.M., Bauch, A, Hollis, J.F., Svetsky, L.P., Appel, L.J.; Weight Loss Maintenance Collaborative Group. (2016) . The impact of continued intervention on weight: Five-year results from the weight loss maintenance trial. Obesity, 24(5): 1046-1053. PMID 26991814.
  6. Matthews-Ewald, Myers, V.H., Newton, R.L, Beyl, R., Waldo, K., Dufour, C.M., Donato, S.G., Champagne, C.M., Church, T., Ryan, D.H., & Brantley, P.J. (2015) Predictors for selection of insurance-funded weight loss approaches in individuals with severe obesity. Obesity, 23 (6) 1151-1158. PMID:25959516
  7. Brantley, P.J., Waldo, K., Matthews-Ewald, M.R., Brock, R., Champagne, C.M., Church, T, Harris, M.N., McKnight, G.T., McKnight M., Myers, V.H., & Ryan, D.H. (2014) Why patients seek bariatric surgery: Does insurance coverage matter? Obesity Surgery.24(6), 961-964.
  8. Brantley, P. J., Stewart, D. W., Myers, V. H., Matthews-Ewald, M. R., Ard, J., Coughlin, J., Jerome, G. J., Samuel-Hodge, C., Lien, L. F., Gullion, C. M., Hollis, J. F., Svetkey, L. P., & Stevens, V. J. (2014). Psychosocial predictors of weight regain in the Weight Loss Maintenance Trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 1155-1168.
  9. Fitzpatrick, S.L., Bandeen-Roche, K., Stevens, V.J., Coughlin, J.W., Rubin, R.R., Brantley, P.J., Funk, K.L., Svetkey, L.P., Jerome, G.J., Dalcon, D., Charleston, J, & Appeal, L.J. (2014) Examining behavioral processes through which lifestyle interventions promote weight loss: Results from PREMIER. Obesity. 22 (4), 1002-1007.
  10. Coughlin, J.W., Gullion, C.M., Brantley, P.J., Stevens, V.J., Bauck, A., Champagne, C.M., Dalcin, A.T., Funk, K.L., Hollis, J.F., Jerome, G.J., Lien, L.F., Myers, V.H., & Appel, L.J.(2013) Behavioral mediators of treatment effects in the weight loss maintenance trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46, 369-381. PMID:23813320
  11. Myers, V.H., McVay, M.A., Champagne, C.M., Hollis, J.F., Coughlin, J.W., Funk, K.L., Guillion, C.M., Jerome, G.J., Loria, C.M., Samuel-Hodge, C.D., Stevens, V.J., Svetkey, L.P., & Brantley, P.J. (2013) Weight loss history as a predictor of weight loss: results from Phase I of the weight loss maintenance trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 36 (6),574-582. PMID: 22907176.
  12. Tyson, C.C., Appeal, L.J., Vollmer, W.M., Jerome, G.J, Brantley, P.J., Hollis, J.F., Stevens, V.J., Ard, J.D., Patel, U.D., & Svetkey, L.P. (2013) Impact of 5-year weight change on blood pressure: Results from the weight loss maintenance trial. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 15, (7), 458-464. PMID:23815533.
  13. Svetkey, L.P., Ard, J.D., Stevens, V.J., Loria, C.M., Young, D.Y., Hollis, J.F., Appel. L.J., Brantley, P.J., Kennedy, B.M., Kumanyika, S.K., Batch, B.C., Corsino, L., Lien, L.F.,& Vollmer, W.M. (2012). Predictors of long-term weight loss in adults with modest initial weight loss, by sex and race. Obesity, 20 (9), 1820-1828, PMID:21527896
  14. Myers, V.H., Adams, C.E., Barbera, B.L., & Brantley, P.J. (2012). Medical and psychosocial outcomes of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Cross-sectional findings at 4-year follow-up. Obesity Surgery,22, 230-239. PMID: 21136302.
  15. Funk, K.L., Stevens, V.J., Bauck, A., Brantley, P.J., Hornbrook, M., Jerome, G.J., Myers, V.H., Appel, L. (2011). Development and implementation of a tailored self-assessment module in an internet-based weight loss maintenance program. Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health,7. 67-73, PMIOD: 21566735
  16. Ryan, D. H, Johnson, W.D., Myers, V.H., Prather, T.L., McGlone, M.M., Rood, J., Brantley, P.J., Bray, G.A et al (2010). Non-Surgical weight loss for extreme obesity in primary care settings: Results of the Louisiana Obese Subjects Study. Archives of Internal Medicine,170(2): 146-154.
  17. Pekmezi, D.W., Barbera, B.L., Bodenlos, J.S., Jones, G.N. & Brantley, P.J. (2009). Promoting physical activity in low income African Americans: Project LAPS. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 3 (2), 82-91.
  18. Brantley, P.J., Appel, L.J., Hollis, J.F., Stevens, V.J., Ard, J.D., Champagne, C M., Elmer, P.J., Harsha, D.W., Myers, V.H., Proschan, M.A., Vollmer, W.M., & Svetkey, L.P. (2008). Design considerations and rationale of a multi-center trial to sustain weight loss: The Weight Loss Maintenance Trial. Journal of the Society of Clinical Trials, 5 (5), 546-556. PMID: 18827047
  19. Svetkey LP, Stevens VJ, Brantley PJ, Appel LJ, Hollis JF, Loria C, Vollmer WM, Gullion CM, Funk K, Smith P, Samuel-Hodge C, Myers V, Lien LF, Laferriere D, Kennedy B, Jerome GJ, Heinith F, Harsha D, Evans P, Erlinger T, Dalcin AT, Coughlin J, Charleston J, Champagne CM, Bauck A, Ard JD, Aicher K for the Weight Loss Maintenance Collaborative Research Group. Comparison of Strategies for Sustaining Weight Loss: Main Results of the Wt Loss Maintenance Randomized Trial. JAMA 2008; 299:1139-1148. PMID 18334689
  20. Brantley, P. J., Bodenlos, J. S., Cowles, M., Whitehead, D., Ancona, M., & Jones, G. N. (2007). Development and validation of the Weekly Stress Inventory- Short Form. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 29 (1), 54-59.
  21. Elmer, P.J., Obarzanek, E., Vollmer, W.M., Simons-Morton, D., Stevens, V. J. Young, D.R., Lin, P.H, Champagne, C. M., Harsha, D.W., Svetkey, L.P., Ard, J. Brantley, P.J., Proschan, M.P., Erlinger, T.P., & Appel, L.J. for the PREMIER Collaborative Research Group. (2006).Effects of comprehensive lifestyle modification on diet, weight, physical fitness, and blood pressure control: 18-month results of a randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 144 (7), 485-495.