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Kathy F. Yates

Kathy F. Yates, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

impact of obesity and obesity related medical conditions on cognition and brain integrity

I work in NYU School of Medicine’s BODyLab—the Brain, Obesity, and Diabetes Laboratory—which runs an obesity research program. I am also a research scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.

From 1993 until 2009 my clinical research involved exploring predictors of violence in inpatients with both psychiatric illness and a history of criminal behavior. This included assessing the efficacy of the Service for the Treatment and Abatement of Interpersonal Risk, or STAIR, program, an inpatient treatment program designed to reduce criminal recidivism.

In 2009 my clinical research focus shifted to evaluating the impact of excess weight and weight-related medical illness on cognition and the brain. My positions at the BODyLab include senior neuropsychologist and deputy director of the Banishing Obesity and Diabetes in Youth (BODY) Project.

My responsibilities include the following:

  • I serve as a co-investigator on funded clinical research.
  • I assist in developing and writing future research grants.
  • I author and co-author manuscripts for peer reviewed publications.
  • I oversee and coordinate clinical and neuropsychological data collection in funded research.
  • I coordinate and administer the research externship training program.
  • I provide neuropsychological consultation and supervise research assistant staff.
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PhD from Columbia University

Iosifescu, Dan V.; Song, Xiaotong; Gersten, Maia B.; Adib, Arwa; Cho, Yoonju; Collins, Katherine M.; Yates, Kathy F.; Hurtado-Puerto, Aura M.; McEachern, Kayla M.; Osorio, Ricardo S.; Cassano, Paolo

Healthcare (Basel). 2023 Jul 01; 11(<prism:issueIdentifier>14):?-?

Gabay, Andrea; London, Stephanie; Yates, Kathy F; Convit, Antonio

Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging. 2022 Jan; 319:111417

Consensus report from the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) 2019 Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy Summit

Pepper, A N; Assa'ad, A; Blaiss, M; Brown, E; Chinthrajah, S; Ciaccio, C; Fasano, M B; Gupta, R; Hong, N; Lang, D; Mahr, T; Malawer, E; Roach, A; Shreffler, W; Sicherer, S; Vickers, K; Vickery, B P; Wasserman, R; Yates, K; Casale, T B

Journal of allergy & clinical immunology. 2020; (),(2020):

Mangone, Alexander; Yates, Kathy F; Sweat, Victoria; Joseph, Adriana; Convit, Antonio

Applied neuropsychology. Child. 2018 Apr-Jun; 7(2):157-163

Deng, Jiehui; Wang, Eric S; Jenkins, Russell W; Li, Shuai; Dries, Ruben; Yates, Kathleen; Chhabra, Sandeep; Huang, Wei; Liu, Hongye; Aref, Amir R; Ivanova, Elena; Paweletz, Cloud P; Bowden, Michaela; Zhou, Chensheng W; Herter-Sprie, Grit S; Sorrentino, Jessica A; Bisi, John E; Lizotte, Patrick H; Merlino, Ashley A; Quinn, Max M; Bufe, Lauren E; Yang, Annan; Zhang, Yanxi; Zhang, Hua; Gao, Peng; Chen, Ting; Cavanaugh, Megan E; Rode, Amanda J; Haines, Eric; Roberts, Patrick J; Strum, Jay C; Richards, William G; Lorch, Jochen H; Parangi, Sareh; Gunda, Viswanath; Boland, Genevieve M; Bueno, Raphael; Palakurthi, Sangeetha; Freeman, Gordon J; Ritz, Jerome; Haining, W Nicholas; Sharpless, Norman E; Arthanari, Haribabu; Shapiro, Geoffrey I; Barbie, David A; Gray, Nathanael S; Wong, Kwok-Kin

Cancer discovery. 2018 Feb; 8(2):216-233

Elsamadony, Ahmed; Yates, Kathy F; Sweat, Victoria; Yau, Po Lai; Mangone, Alex; Joseph, Adriana; Fierman, Arthur; Convit, Antonio

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 11; 25(11):1974-1979

Sweat, Victoria; Yates, Kathy F; Migliaccio, Renee; Convit, Antonio

Childhood obesity. 2017 Jun; 13(3):190-196

Yates, Kathy F; Larr, Allison S; Sweat, Victoria; Maayan, Lawrence; Siegel, Carole; Convit, Antonio

Hispanic journal of behavioral sciences. 2014 MAY; 36(2):195-210