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Kevin Fontaine
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Degrees
PhD, Victoria University of Manchester, UK, 1992

Departmental Affiliation
Bayview – Dept of Medicine - Rheumatology

Departmental Address
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: (410)-550-2517
Fax: (410) 550-2625

Honors and Awards:

1992 - 1995     Lecturer in Psychology, University of Central Lancashire Preston, England.
1995 - 1996     Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, Baltimore, MD
1996 - 1997     Instructor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
1997 - 1999     Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
1999 - 2001     Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2001 -             Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Awards and Other Professional Activities:

2000 to present Editorial Board, Eating Behaviors: An International Journal

Research Interests:

Kevin Fontaine, PhD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical obesity treatment at Johns Hopkins. Trained as a psychologist, he has worked with hundreds of overweight and obese adults using a variety of treatment modalities ranging from lifestyle modification to gastric bypass surgery.  He is the author of over 60 publications related to obesity, health related quality of life, and the association between body mass index to mortality and life expectancy.  He works at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center where his work focuses on promoting health behaviors in adults with rheumatic diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Keywords:      Obesity; Quality of Life; Rheumatic Diseases

Selected Recent Publications

Heo M, Leibel RL, Fontaine KR, Boyer BB, Chung WK, Koulu M, Karvonen MK, Pesonen U, Rissanen A, Laakso M, Uusitupa MIJ, Chagnon Y, Bouchard C, Donohoue PA, Burns TL, Shuldiner AR, Silver K, Andersen RE, Pedersen O, Echwald C, Sørensen TIA, Behn P, Permutt MS, Jacobs KB, Elston RC, Hoffman DJ, Gropp E, Allison DB. A meta-analytic investigation of linkage and association of common leptin receptor (LEPR) polymorphisms with body mass index and waist circumference. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 26, 640-646, 2002.

Fontaine KR, Gadbury G, Heymsfield SB, Kral J, Allison DB. Quantitative prediction of body diameter in very obese individuals. Ergonomics, 45, 49-60, 2002.

Andersen RE, Franckowiak SC, Bartlett SJ, Fontaine KR. Physiologic changes after diet combined with programmed vigorous exercise or lifestyle activity. Metabolism – Clinical & Experimental, 12, 1528-1533, 2002.

Izquierdo-Porrera AM, Powell CC, Reiner J, Fontaine KR. Correlates of exercise adherence in an African-American church community. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 8, 389-394, 2002.

Heo M, Allison DB, Faith MS, Zhu S, Fontaine KR. Obesity and health-related quality of life: the mediating effects of joint pain and comorbidities. Obesity Research, 11, 209-216, 2003.

Franckowiak SC, Fontaine KR, Andersen RE. Comparison of proximal placements of electrodes to assess body composition by bioelectrical impedance in obese adults. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 17, 522-526, 2003.

Fontaine KR, Redden D, Wang C, Westfall A, Allison DB. Years of life lost due to obesity. Journal of the American Medical Association, 289, 187-193, 2003.

Allison DB, Gadbury G, Schwartz LG, Murugesan R, Kraker JL, Heshka S, Fontaine KR, Heymsfield SB. A novel soy-based meal replacement formula for weight loss among obese individuals: a randomized controlled clinical trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 57, 514-522, 2003.

Andersen RE, Crespo C, Bartlett SJ, Bathon JM, Fontaine KR. Relationship between body weight gain and significant knee, hip, and back pain in older Americans. Obesity Research, 11, 1159-1162, 2003.

Fontaine KR, Yang D, Gadbury GL, Heshka S, Schwartz LG, Murugesan R, Kraker JL, Heo M, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. One year results of soy-based meal replacement formula on weight, anthropometry, serum lipids and blood pressure. Nutrition Journal, 2, 14, 2003.

Fontaine KR, Barofsky I, Bartlett SJ, Franckowiak S, Andersen RE. Weight loss and health-related quality of life: Results at one-year follow-up. Eating Behaviors, 5, 85-88, 2004.

Fontaine KR, Heo M, Bathon JM. Are US adults with arthritis meeting public health recommendations for physical activity? Arthritis& Rheumatism, 50, 624-628, 2004.

Coffey CS, Gadbury GL, Fontaine KR, Wang, C, Weindruch R, Allison DB. The effects of intentional weight loss as a latent variable problem. Journal of Statistics in Medicine, 24, 941-954, 2005.

Fontaine KR, Andersen RE: How active are adults with arthritis? Am J Med & Sports, 6, 146-147, 2004.

Fontaine KR, Heo M, Allison DB: Obesity and prostate cancer screening- United States. Public Health, 119, 694-698, 2005.

Fontaine KR, Heo M: Changes in the prevalence of US adults with arthritis who meet physical activity recommendations, 2001 to 2003. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 11, 13-16, 2005.

Heo M, Fontaine KR, Faith MS: Depressive mood and obesity in US adults: Comparison and moderation by sex, age and race. International Journal of Obesity, in press.

Heo M, Allison DB, Fontaine, KR: Overweight, Obesity, and Colorectal Cancer Screening: Disparity in Patterns between Men and Women. BMC Public Health, 4, 53, 2004.

Fontaine KR, Bartlett, SJ, Heo, M: Are health care professionals advising adults with arthritis to become more physically active? Arthritis Care & Research, 53, 279-283, 2005.

Philippi A, Roschmann E, Tores F, Lindenbaum P, Benajou A, Germain-Leclerc L, Marcaillou C, Fontaine K, Vanpeene M, Roy S, Maillard S, Decaulne V, Saraiva JP, Brooks P, Rousseau F, Hager J. Haplotypes in the gene encoding protein kinase c-beta (PRKCB1) on chromosome 16 are associated with autism. Mol Psychiatry. 2005 Oct;10(10):950-60.

Giles JT, Bartlett SJ, Gelber AC, Nanda S, Fontaine K, Ruffing V, Bathon JM. Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy and risk of serious postoperative orthopedic infection in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Apr 15;55(2):333-7. 


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