Phillip Brantley, Adjunct Professor
Office: Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225)-763-3046
Fax (225) 763-3045
John S. McIlhenny Professor, Behavioral Medicine
Director for Scientific Education
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University
My primary area of research examines factors which moderate psychosocial adaptation
and treatment adherence in individuals with chronic medical conditions including diabetes,
hypertension, chronic pain and obesity. Much of my research has focused on stressful
life events and their impact on disease and health behaviors such as diet, physical
activity and medication adherence.
My contribution to the psychological literature has included the development of instruments
for assessing what most people would label as minor daily annoyances (e.g., driving
in heavy traffic, arguing with a co-worker) and the demonstration that these events
are associated with poor health outcomes and increases in high risk health behaviors.
I am currently funded by two NIH grants. One of the grants, on which I am Co-Principal
Investigator, involves translational research, i.e., adapting methods shown to be
effective for weight loss in clinical trials for use in general medical clinics. I
am the Principal Investigator on the other grant which compares personal counseling
techniques versus internet based interventions for maintaining dietary and exercise
adherence in adults who have lost weight.
DR. BRANTLEY is conducting research on psychological aspects of physical illness.
Current research involves studies to investigate psychological factors that may promote
long-term adherence with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension
and obesity. Students will be required to perform library work, data collection, and
data coding and input. Specific duties vary with each research project. For further
information, contact Dr. Brantley in the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory at Pennington
Biomedical Research Center, 763-2629.
Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology
Assessment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Adults, Adolescents, and Children Referred
by Physicians in Primary Care Medical Settings
Most Typical Referrals Involve Depression, Anxiety Disorders, or Disease Management
Received B.A., June 1975
University of Georgia
Received M.S., August 1977
Received Ph.D., December 1980
Clinical Psychology Internship at Medical University of South Caroline and Charleston
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
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),
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.