Leslie Lytle, PhD

HB-lytle_leslie_2013 Professor and Department Chair 
Health Behavior 


Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

303 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7440
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
T: 919-843-8171
F: 919-966-2921

1988          University of Michigan, Ann Arbor                                PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education
1979          Purdue University                                                            MS, Education
1976          Pennsylvania State University, University Park          BS, Biological Health, Medical Dietetics

HBEH 811          Development and Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Interventions

Research activities
Dr. Lytle’s research focus is health promotion of youth and young adults, particularly preventing obesity and promoting healthful diet and physical activity through school, family, and environmental approaches. She has been a principal investigator on several large National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies, including CATCH (NHLBI), TEENS (NCI), TAAG (NHLBI), IDEA (NCI), ECHO (NHLBI) and CHOICES (NHLBI) and has served on many expert panels for NIH and CDC. She has taught courses in theories of health behavior change, community nutrition interventions, and behavioral and social aspects of health.

Select publications
Lytle, L. A., Svetkey, L. P., Patrick, K., Belle, S., Fernandez, I. D., Jakicic, J. M., Johnson, K. C., Olson, C., Tate, D. F., Wing, R., Loria, C. M. (2014).
The EARLY Trials: A Consortium of Studies Targeting Weight Control in Young Adults.
Translational Behavioral Medicine, 4(3):304-313.

Lytle, L. A., Moe, S. G., Nanney, M. S., Laska, M. N., Linde, J. A., Petrich, C. A., Sevcik, S. M. (2014).
Designing a Weight Gain Prevention Trial for Young Adults: The CHOICES Study.
American Journal Health Education, 45(2): 67-75.

Lytle, L. A., Murray, D. M., Laska, M. N., Pasch, K., Anderson, S. E., Farbakhsh, K. (2013)
Examining the longitudinal relationship between change in sleep and obesity risk in adolescents.
Health Education and Behavior, 40(3): 362-370.

Lytle, L. A. (2012).
Dealing with the childhood obesity epidemic: A public health approach.
Abdominal Imaging, 37(5):719-724.

Hearst, M. O., Sherwood, N., Klein, E. G., Pasch, K. E., Lytle, L. A. (2011).
Parental perceptions of their adolescent’s weight status: The ECHO Study.
American Journal of Health Behavior, 35(2):248-255.