• Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, 1980, Nutrition

Research Interests

Dr. Champagne's research areas currently concentrate in studies which include dietary counseling and/or dietary intake assessment of subjects. She directs the Nutrient Database activities for the Center. She is also coordinator of the Women’s Nutrition Research Program at Pennington, a research, education, and outreach program specifically targeted to women. She supervises a team of dietitians, programmers and other support personnel and her areas of expertise include food composition, menu design for specialized nutrient targets, dietary assessment, counseling strategies for chronic disease conditions, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Her interests are women and children’s health, diet for weight loss and chronic disease, Mediterranean diet approaches for reduction of cardiovascular disease risk, physical activity, and nutritional assessment of diverse populations.

Department: Nutritional Epidemiology

Selected Publications

  1. Katzmarzyk PT, Barreira TV, Broyles ST, Champagne CM, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Johnson WD, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Church TS. The International Study of Childhood Obesiy, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE): design and methods. BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 30;13(1):900. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Champagne CM, Han H, Bajpeyi S, Rood J, Johnson WD, Lammi-Keefe CJ, Flatt JP, Bray GA. Day-to-day variation in food intake and energy expenditure in healthy women: the Dietitian II study. J Acad Nutr Diet 2013 Sep 7. doi:pii: S2212-2672(13)01119-2. 10.1016/j.jand.2013.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Apolzan JW, Bray GA, Hamilton MT, Zderic TW, Han H, Champagne CM, Shepard D, Martin CK. Short-term overeating results in incomplete energy intake compensation regardless of energy density or macronutrient composition. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Aug 3. doi: 10.1002/oby.20587. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Martin CK, Nicklas T, Gunturk B, Correa JB, Allen HR, Champagne C. Measuring food intake with digital photography. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2013 Jul 15. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12014. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Coughlin JW, Gullion CM, Brantley PJ, Stevens VJ, Bauck A, Champagne CM, Dalcin AT, Funk KL, Hollis JF, Jerome GJ, Lien LF, Loria CM, Myers VH, Appel LJ. Behavioral mediators of treatment effects in the Weight Loss Maintenance Trial. Ann Behav Med. 2013 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Champagne CM, Bray GA. Dietary management of the metabolic syndrome – one size fits all? Proc Nutr Soc. 2013 Aug;72(3):310-6. doi: 10.1017/S0029665113001316 [Epub 2013 May 24].
  7. Svetkey LP, Clark JM, Funk K, Corsino L, Batch BC, Hollis JF, Appel LJ, Brantley PJ, Loria CM, Champagne CM, Vollmer WM, Stevens VJ. Greater weight loss with increasing age in the weight loss maintenance trial. Obesity. 2013 May 3. doi: 10.1002/oby.20506. [Epub ahead of print].
  8. Margolis LM, Rood J, Champagne C, Young AJ, Castellani JW. Energy balance and body composition during US Army special forces training. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013 Apr;38(4):396-400. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2012-0323. Epub 2013 Apr 3
  9. Svetkey LP, Clark JM, Funk K, Corsino L, Batch BC, Hollis JF, Appel LJ, Brantley PJ, Loria CM, Champagne CM, Vollmer WM, Stevens VJ. Greater weight loss with increasing age in the weight loss maintenance trial. Obesity. 2013 May 3. doi: 10.1002/oby.20506. [Epub ahead of print].
  10. Champagne CM, Cash KC. Assessment of salt intake: how accurate is it? Proc Nutr Soc. 2013 Mar 5:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Crombie AP, Funderburk LK, Smith TJ, McGraw SM, Walker LA, Champagne CM, Allen HR, Margolis LM, McClung HL, Young AJ. Effects of modified foodservice practices in military dining facilities on ad libitum nutritional intake of US Army Soldiers. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Jul;113(7):920-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.01.005. Epub 2013 Feb 16.
  12. Champagne CM, Wroten KC. From food databases to dietary assessment: A beginning to an end approach for quality nutrition data. Invited review. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2012;69:187-194.
  13. Weight loss history as a predictor of weight loss: results from Phase 1 of the weight loss maintenance trial. J Behav Med. 2012 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Myers VH, McVay MA, Champagne CM, Hollis JF, Coughlin JW, Funk KL, Gullion CM, Jerome GJ, Loria CM, Samuel-Hodge CD, Stevens VJ, Svetkey LP, Brantley PJ.
  15. Anton SD, Gallagher J, Carey VJ, Laranjo N, Cheng J, Champagne CM, Ryan DH, McManus K, Loria CM, Bray GA, Sacks FM, Williamson DA. Diet type and changes in food cravings following weight loss: Findings from the POUNDS LOST Trial. Eat Weight Disord. 2012 Jun;17(2):e101-108.
  16. de Jonge L, Bray GA, Smith SR, Ryan DH, de Souza RJ, Loria CM, Champagne CM, Williamson DA, Sacks FM. Effect of diet composition and weight loss on resting energy expenditure in the POUNDS LOST Study. Obesity, 2012 May 7. doi: 10.1038/oby.2012.127 [Epub ahead of print].
  17. Harris MN, Swift DL, Myers VH, Earnest CP, Johannsen NM, Champagne CM, Parker BD, Levy E, Cash KC, Church TS. Cancer survival through lifestyle change (CASTLE): a pilot study of weight loss. Int J Behav Med, 2012 Apr 26 [Epub ahead of print].
  18. Williamson DA, Champagne CM, Harsha DW, Han H, Martin CK, Newton Jr RL, Sothern MS, Stewart TM, Webber LS, Ryan DH. Effect of an environmental school-based obesity prevention program on changes in body fat and body weight: a randomized trial. Obesity, 2012 Aug; 20(8):1635-1661/oby 2012.60. Epub 2012 Mar 8. PMID: 22402733.
  19. Champagne CM, Broyles ST, Moran LD, Cash KC, Levy EJ, Lin PH, Batch BC, Lien LF, Funk KL, Dalcin A, Loria C, Myers VH. Dietary intakes associated with successful weight loss and maintenance during the Weight Loss Maintenance trial. J Am Diet Assoc, 2011 Dec;111(12):1826-35.
  20. Katzmarzyk PT, Champagne CM, Tudor-Locke C, Broyles ST, Harsha D, Kennedy BM, Johnson WD. A short-term physical activity randomized trial in the lower Mississippi delta. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e26667. Epub 2011 Oct 25.
  21. Bray GA, Smith SR, Dejonge L, de Souza R, Rood J, Champagne CM, Laranjo N, Carey V, Obarzanek E, Loria CM, Anton SD, Ryan DH, Greenway FL, Williamson D, Sacks FM. Effect of diet composition on energy expenditure during weight loss: the POUNDS LOST Study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011 Sep 27. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2011.173. [Epub ahead of print].
  22. Harrington DM, Tudor-Locke C, Champagne CM, Broyles ST, Harsha DW, Kennedy BM, Johnson WD, Allen R, Katzmarzyk PT. Step-based translation of physical activity guidelines in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2011 Aug;36(4):583-5. Epub 2011 Aug 19.
  23. Stull AJ, Cash KC, Johnson WD, Champagne CM, Cefalu WT. Bioactives in blueberries improve insulin sensitivity in obese, insulin-resistant men and women. J Nutr. Oct;140(10):1764-8 (Epub 2010 Aug 19) 2010.
  24. Williamson DA, Anton SD, Han H, Champagne CM, Allen R, Leblanc E, Ryan DH, Rood J, McManus K, Laranjo N, Carey VJ, Loria CM, Bray GA, Sacks FM. Early behavioral adherence predicts short and long-term weight loss in the POUNDS LOST study. J Behav Med DOI 10.1007/s10865-010-9253-0, Feb 27, 2010.
  25. Champagne CM, Lastor KC. Sodium intake: challenges for researchers attempting to assess consumption relative to health risks. J Food Comp Anal 22(Supplement):S19-S22, 2009.
  26. Champagne CM. The usefulness of a Mediterranean-based diet in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Curr Diab Rep 9(5):389-395, 2009.
  27. Vitolins MZ, Anderson AM, Delahanty L, Raynor H, Miller GD, Mobley C, Reeves B, Yamamoto M, Champagne C, Wing RR, Mayer-Davis E; Look AHEAD Research Group. Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) trial: baseline evaluation of selected nutrients and food group intake. J Am Diet Assoc 109(8):1367-1375, 2009.
  28. Bray GA, Champagne CM. Dietary patterns may modify central obesity. J Am Diet Assoc 109(8):1354-1355, 2009.
    Sacks FM, Bray GA, Carey VJ, Smith SR, Ryan DH, Anton SD, McManus K, Champagne CM, Bishop LM, Laranjo N, Leboff MS, Rood JC, de Jonge L, Greenway FL, Loria CM, Obarzanek E, Williamson DA. Comparison of weight-loss diets with different compositions of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. N Eng J Med 360 (9) Feb 26:859-873, 2009.
  29. Bray GA, Flatt JP, Volaufova J, DeLany JP, Champagne CM. Corrective responses in human food intake identified from an analysis of 7-d food-intake records. AJCN 88:1504-1510, 2008.
  30. Williamson DA, Champagne CM, Harsha D, Han H, Martin CK, Newton R, Stewart TM, & Ryan DH. Louisiana (LA) Health: Design and methods for a childhood obesity prevention program in rural schools. Contemporary Clinical Trials 29(5):783-795, 2008.
  31. Hollis JF, Gullion CM, Stevens VJ, Brantley PJ, Appel LJ, Ard JD, Champagne CM, Dalcin A, Erlinger TP, Funk K, Laferriere D, Lin PH, Loria CM, Samuel-Hodge C, Vollmer WM, Svetkey LP; Weight Loss Maintenance Trial Research Group. Weight loss during the intensive intervention phase of the weight-loss maintenance trial. Am J Prev Med Aug;35(2):118-126, 2008.
  32. Lovejoy JC, Champagne CM, de Jonge L, Xie H, Smith SR. Increased visceral fat and decreased energy expenditure during the menopausal transition. Int J Obes (London), June;32(6):949-958. [Epub Mar 11, 2008], 2008.
    Champagne CM. Magnesium in hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and other conditions: a review. Nutr Clin Pract 23(2):142-151, 2008.
  33. Svetkey LP, Stevens VJ, Brantley PJ, Appel LJ, Hollis JF, Loria CM, Vollmer WM, Gullion CM, Funk K, Smith P, Samuel-Hodge C, Myers V, Lien LF, Laferriere D, Kennedy B, Jerome GJ, Heinith F, Harsha DW, Evans P, Erlinger TP, Dalcin AT, Coughlin J, Charleston J, Champagne CM, Bauck A, Ard JD, Aicher K; Weight Loss Maintenance Collaborative Research Group. Comparison of strategies for sustaining weight loss: the weight loss maintenance randomized controlled trial. JAMA 299(10):1139-1148, 2008.
  34. Van Horn L, McCoin M, Kris-Etherton PM, Burke F, Carson JA, Champagne CM, Karmally W, Sikand G. The evidence for dietary prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Review. J Am Diet Assoc 108(2):287-331, 2008.
  35. Champagne CM, Casey PH, Connell CL, Stuff JE, Gossett JM, Harsha DW, McCabe-Sellers B, Robbins JM, Simpson PM, Weber JL, Bogle ML for the Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative. Poverty and food intake in rural America: diet quality is lower in food insecure adults in the Mississippi Delta. J Am Diet Assoc 107(11):1886-1994, 2007.
  36. Myers VH, Champagne CM. Nutritional effects on blood pressure. Curr Opin Lipidol 18(1):20-24, 2007.
    Elmer PJ, Obarzanek E, Vollmer WM, Simons-Morton D, Stevens VJ, Young DR, Lin PH, Champagne C, Harsha DW, Svetkey LP, Ard J, Brantley PJ, Proschan MA, Erlinger TP, Appel LJ for the PREMIER Collaborative Research Group. Effects of comprehensive lifestyle modification on diet, weight, physical fitness, and blood pressure control: 18-month results of a randomized trial. Ann Int Med 144:485-495, 2006.
  37. Champagne CM. Dietary interventions on blood pressure: the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) trials. Nutr Rev 64(2):S53-S56, 2006.
  38. Champagne C, Bogle ML, McGee BB, Yadrick K, Allen HR, Kramer TR, Simpson P, Gossett J, Weber J; for the Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative. Dietary Intake in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region: Results from the foods of our Delta Study. J Am Diet Assoc 104:199-207, 2004.
  39. Champagne CM, Bray GA, Kurtz AA, Monteiro JBR, Tucker E, Volaufova J, Delany JP. Energy intake and energy expenditure: A controlled study comparing dietitians and non-dietitians. J Am Diet Assoc 102(10):1428-1432, 2002.
  40. Tharion WJ, Baker-Fulco CJ, Bovill ME, Montain SM, DeLany JP, Champagne CM, Hoyt RW, Lieberman HR. Adequacy of Garrison feeding for Special Forces soldiers during training. Mil Med. 2004 Jun;169(6):483-90.
  41. Champagne CM, Bogle ML, McGee BB, Yadrick K, Allen HR, Kramer TR, Simpson P, Gossett J, Weber J; Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative. Dietary intake in the lower Mississippi delta region: results from the Foods of our Delta Study. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Feb;104(2):199-207.
  42. Champagne CM, Allen HR. From the mainframe to the internet: the evolution of Moore’s Extended Nutrient (MENu) database. J Food Comp Anal 17:267-276, 2004.
  43. Bray GA, Champagne CM. Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: implications for dietetics practitioners. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Jan;104(1):86-9. Review.