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Kelly Webber


Kelly Webber


Associate Professor


Curriculum Vitae 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Coordinated Dietetics Program

North Carolina State University

University of Kentucky

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Faculty & Staff


Dr. Kelly Webber joined the College of Agriculture in 2008 as an assistant professor. She is a native of Boyle County, Kentucky and a UK Alumnus.  She has an academic appointment in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

Dr. Webber's research focuses on motivational factors related to weight loss and maintenance in adults.  Her work also includes technology-based weight loss programs and the use of portion controlled foods for weight loss and maintenance.

Dr. Webber is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Obesity Society.

Course Instruction
  • DHN 514: Dietetics: Counseling and Communication
  • DHN 408G: Seminar in Dietetics
  • DHN 772:  Current Topics in Dietetics
  • Weight maintenance and weight gain prevention
  • Motivation and social support for weight loss
  • Improving technology based weight management interventions
  • Eating disorders and disordered eating
Selected Publications

Stephenson TJ, Mayes L*, Stephenson L, Webber KH.  Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud: A case study of a local food system fruit and vegetable point of purchase social marketing campaign.  Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing, in press. 2013.

^Webber KH, Rose SA.  A pilot Internet-based behavioral weight loss intervention with or without commercially available portion-controlled foods.  Obesity (Silver Spring), 2 Jul 2013. doi: 10.1002/oby.20331.

^Webber KH, Stephenson TJ, Mayes L*, Stephenson L.  Characteristics of farmers market patrons:  implications for promoting consumption of locally-grown produce.  World Applied Sciences Journal, 23 (2): 267-271, 2013.

Stephenson TJ, Peritore N, Webber K, Kurzynske J.    A Learner-Centered Teaching Model Integrating Undergraduate Research and Service Learning. North America Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal, in press. 2013.

Webber, KH, Quintiliani, L.  Development of a weight loss program for Appalachian Kentucky adults: a formative research survey.  Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, accepted, v. 40 (1) September 2011.

Webber KH, Lee E.  The Diet Quality of Adult U.S. Women Participating in a Behavioral Weight Loss Program.  J Human Nutr Diet, 2011, 24:360-369.

Webber KH, Gabriele JM, Tate DF, Dignan MB.  The effect of a motivational intervention on weight loss is moderated by level of baseline controlled motivation. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2010, 7:4.

Webber KH, Tate DF, Ward, DS, Bowling JM. Motivation, adherence, and weight loss in a 16-week Internet behavioral weight loss intervention. J Nutr Educ Behav, May/June 2010.

Webber KH, Tate DF, Quintiliani LM. Motivational interviewing in Internet groups: A pilot study for weight loss. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2008; 108:1029-1032.

Webber KH, Tate DF, Bowling JM. A Randomized Comparison of Two Motivationally Enhanced Internet Weight Loss Programs. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 2008; 46: 1090-1095.

Carpenter WR, Beskow LM, Blocker DE, Forlenza MJ, Kim AE, Pevzner ES, Rose JM, Tran AN, Webber KH, Knight K, and O'Malley MS. Towards a more comprehensive understanding of cancer burden in North Carolina: Priorities for intervention. North Carolina Medical Journal, 2008; 69(4): 275-282.

Quintiliani LM, Campbell MK, Hanes PS, Webber KH. The use of the pile sort method in identifying groups of healthy lifestyle behaviors among female community college students. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2008; 108:1503-1507.

Dunn C, Thomas C, Ward D, Pegram L, Schmal S, Webber K, Cullitan C, Mustian D. Design and implementation of a nutrition and physical activity curriculum for child care settings. Preventing Chronic Disease (on-line pub), April 2006.

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