Paula C. Chandler-Laney, Ph.D.

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Dr. Chandler-Laney is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. She earned a B.A. (3-year program) in psychology from the University of Auckland, in her native country, New Zealand. She went on to complete a B.S. (4-year program) in psychology at UAB in 2000. In 2006, she completed her Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience at UAB. Dr. Chandler-Laney’s dissertation, under the mentorship of Dr. Mary Boggiano, investigated the neurochemical and behavioral consequences of a history of dieting and weight cycling, using a rodent model. During her Ph.D. training, she also explored changes in the feeding response to melanocortin peptides and to satiety hormones during the development of high fat diet-induced obesity.

Dr. Chandler-Laney conducted her postdoctoral research under the mentorship of Dr. Barbara Gower and Dr. Gary Hunter. She is involved in a number of clinical research projects, including the use of behavioral and/or psychological parameters to predict success in weight loss and maintenance programs; the association between satiety hormones and subjective responses; and an investigation of childhood body composition and metabolic health consequences of intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes and maternal obesity.

Research Interests
Body composition and metabolic health consequences of intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes and maternal obesity
The association of behavioral and psychological parameters with changes in body weight/composition and metabolic health

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