Gareth Dutton, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine. Prior to joining UAB in 2011, Dr. Dutton was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Dutton received his PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in behavioral medicine from Louisiana State University. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Brown University. Dr. Dutton’s research is focused on the development and evaluation of lifestyle interventions for weight loss and weight loss maintenance. This work includes identification of variables associated with treatment response, including individual factors (e.g., self-efficacy, goal focus, demographic characteristics) and program factors (e.g., size of treatment groups, schedule of treatment contacts, modality of treatment delivery).