Brenda Davy, PhD, RDN

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Program Faculty:
Translational Obesity Research IGEP
Water INTERface IGEP

Clinical Physiology and Metabolism
Behavioral and Community Science

Obesity and body weight regulation: behavioral and metabolic aspects; diet and cardiovascular diseases; dietary intake assessment; water and beverage intake and health

Last five years:

Developing a new treatment paradigm for disease prevention and healthy aging. Winett RA, Davy BM, Marinik E, Savla J, Winett SG, Phillips SM, Lutes LD. Transl Behav Med. 2014 Mar;4(1):117-23. doi: 10.1007/s13142-013-0225-0. PMID: 24653782

Group-based lifestyle sessions for gestational weight gain management: a mixed method approach. Harden SM, Beauchamp MR, Pitts BH, Nault EM, Davy BM, You W, Weiss P, Estabrooks PA. Am J Health Behav. 2014 Jul;38(4):560-9. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.38.4.9. PMID: 24636118

The Resist Diabetes trial: rationale, design, and methods of a hybrid efficacy/effectiveness intervention trial for resistance training maintenance to improve glucose homeostasis in older prediabetic adults. Marinik EL, Kelleher S, Savla J, Winett RA, Davy BM. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jan;37(1):19-32. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2013.11.006. Epub 2013 Nov 16. PMID: 24252311

The comparative validity of interactive multimedia questionnaires to paper-administered questionnaires for beverage intake and physical activity: pilot study. Riebl SK, Paone AC, Hedrick VE, Zoellner JM, Estabrooks PA, Davy BM. JMIR Res Protoc. 2013 Oct 22;2(2):e40. doi: 10.2196/resprot.2830.

Prediabetes: a prevalent and treatable, but often unrecognized, clinical condition. Eikenberg JD, Davy BM. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Feb;113(2):213-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.10.018. No abstract available. PMID:23351624

Angiotensin II receptor blockade and insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese adults with elevated blood pressure. Marinik EL, Frisard MI, Hulver MW, Davy BM, Rivero JM, Savla JS, Davy KP. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2013 Feb;7(1):11-20. doi: 10.1177/1753944712471740. Epub 2013 Jan 17. PMID:23328189

A rapid beverage intake questionnaire can detect changes in beverage intake. Hedrick VE, Comber DL, Ferguson KE, Estabrooks PA, Savla J, Dietrich AM, Serrano E, Davy BM. Eat Behav. 2013 Jan;14(1):90-4. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.10.011. Epub 2012 Oct 31.PMID:23265410

DASH to Wellness: Emphasizing self-regulation through E-health in adults with prehypertensiion. Dorough A, Winett RA, Anderson ES, Davy BM, Martin EC, Hedrick V.Health Psychology

Daily self-monitoring of body weight, step count, fruit/vegetable intake and water consumption: A feasible and effective long-term weight loss maintenance approach.*Akers JD, Cornett RA, Savla JS, Davy KP, Davy BM. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics(formerly JADA), 112:685-692, 2012.  

Development of a brief questionnaire to assess habitual beverage intake (BEVQ-15): Sugar-sweetened beverages and total beverage energy intake.*Hedrick VE, Savla J, *Comber D, *Flack K, Estabrooks P, Nsiah-Kumi P, Ortmeier S, Davy BM. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112:840-849, 2012. 

Weight Gain Prevention for College Freshmen: Comparing Two Social Cognitive Theory-based Interventions with and without Explicit Self-Regulation Training.*Dennis EA, Potter KL, Estabrooks PA, Davy BM.  Journal of Obesity,Volume 2012 (June), Article ID 803769

Exploring the Theory of Planned Behavior to explain sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. Zoellner J., Estabrooks P., Davy B., Chen Y., You W. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior,44:172-177, 2012.  

Daily self-monitoring of body weight, step count, fruit/vegetable intake and water consumption: A feasible and effective long-term weight loss maintenance approach. *Akers JD, Cornett RA, Savla JS, Davy KP, Davy BM. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics(formerly JADA), 112:685-692, 2012.  

* denotes advisee

HNFE 4126/5126 – Medical Nutrition Therapy II
HNFE 4994 – Undergraduate Research
HNFE 5984 – Water for Health Seminar
HNFE 5984 – Research Methods: Clinical and Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

2009: Excellence in Research Award, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
2009: Recipient, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) 2008 Future Nutrition Leader Award

2001, Ph.D., Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
1992, M.S., Exercise Physiology, Virginia Tech
1989, B.S., Human Nutrition, Virginia Tech

Registered Dietitian

Brenda Davy

540-231-6784
bdavy@vt.edu

HNFE
221 Wallace Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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