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Garry W. Welch, PhD

Psychiatry Department
Behavioral Medicine Research Division
  • Director, Behavioral Medicine Research
  • Research Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
759 Chestnut Street, WG703
Springfield, MA 01199
  • PhD, Psychology
    Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago
    Dunedin, NZ
  • MA, Psychology
    Victoria University
    Wellington, NZ


Areas of Interest
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
Professional Service
  • Member, Behavioral Research International Diabetes Exchange (BRIDGE)
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Center for Scientific Review, Scientific Review Committee, NIH, Translational Research (R18) Scientific Review Group
  • Welch GW, Zagarins SE, Feinberg RG, Garb JL. Motivational interviewing delivered by diabetes educators: Does it improve blood glucose control among poorly controlled type 2 diabetes patients? Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2011;91:54-60.
  • Welch GW, Garb J, Zagarins SE, Lendel I, Gabbay RA. Nurse diabetes case management interventions and blood glucose control: Results of a meta-analysis. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2010;88:1-6.
  • Walkey FH, Welch GW. Demystifying Factor Analysis: How it works and how to use it. Bloomington, IN:Xlibris Corp, 2010.
  • Garb JL, Welch GW, Wesolowski C, Zagarins SE, Kuhn J, Romanelli J. Bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity: A meta-analysis of weight loss outcomes for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass. Obesity Surgery 2009;19:1447-1455.
  • Welch GW, Wesolowski C, Piepul B, Kuhn J, Romanelli J, Garb J. Peri-operative symptoms following gastric bypass surgery. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 2008:159-163.
  • Welch GW, Wesolowski C, Piepul B, Kuhn J, Romanelli J, Garb J. Physical activity predicts weight loss following gastric bypass surgery: Findings from a support group survey. Obesity Surgery, 2008.
  • Welch GW, Schwartz CE, Santiago-Kelley P, Garb J, Shayne R, Bode R. Disease related emotional distress of Hispanic and non-Hispanic type 2 diabetes patients. Ethnicity & Disease, 2007;17:541-547.
  • Welch G, Shayne R. Internet and computer applications for diabetes self management. Current Diabetes Reports 2006; 6: 1-7.
  • Welch G, Rose G, Ernst D. Motivational interviewing and diabetes: What is it, how do you do it, and does it work? Diabetes Spectrum 2006; 19:5-11.