Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD

PagotaSherry L. Pagoto, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine. Her expertise is in the implementation of evidence-based weight loss programs in real world settings, in both general and psychiatric populations. She translated the Diabetes Prevention Program into a successful hospital-based weight loss program at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center that has served 100’s of patients since 2004. She is also conducting several studies adapting evidence-based lifestyle interventions for consumers with depression and severe mental illness. She has extensive experience training professional and non-professional staff in behavioral interventions including psychologists, students, dietitians, exercise physiologists and community health care workers. She is on faculty in the Clinical and Population Health Research Doctoral Program as well as the Master’s of Clinical Investigation Programs.