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Sofija Zagarins, PhD

Psychiatry Department
Behavioral Medicine Research Division
  • Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
259 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • PhD (Epidemiology; minor concentrations in Biostatistics and Nutrition)
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Amherst, MA
Areas of Interest
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Body composition
  • Telehealth and virtual care management
  • Chronic disease management and prevention
Professional Service
  • Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Member, Society of Clinical Research Associates
  • Member, Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health
  • Garb J, Welch G, 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;19:1447-55.
  • Welch G, Shayne RF, Zagarins SE, Garb JL. A web-based self-management assessment tool that improves HbA1c. Journal of Diabetes Nursing. 2009;13:319.
  • Welch G, Garb JL, Zagarins SE, Lendel I, Gabbay RA. Nurse diabetes case management interventions and blood glucose control: Results of a meta-analysis. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2010;88:1-6.
  • Bertone-Johnson ER, Chocano-Bedoya PO, Zagarins SE, Micka AE, Ronnenberg AG. Dietary vitamin D intake, 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) levels and premenstrual syndrome in a college-aged population. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2010;121:434-7.
  • Zagarins SE, Ronnenberg AG, Gehlbach SH, Lin R, Bertone-Johnson ER. The association of lean mass and fat mass with peak bone mass in young premenopausal women. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 2010;13:392-8.
  • Welch G, Wesolowski C, Zagarins SE, Kuhn J, Romanelli J, Garb JL, Allen N. Evaluation of clinical outcomes for gastric bypass surgery: Results from a comprehensive follow-up study. Obesity Surgery. 2011;21:18-28.
  • Welch G, Zagarins SE, Shayne RF, Garb J. Motivational interviewing delivered by diabetes educators: Does it improve blood glucose control among poorly controlled type 2 diabetes patients?  Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2011;91:54-60.
  • Zagarins SE, Allen NA, Skinner SS, Kemper AJ, Welch G. Improved exercise behaviors associated with a comprehensive structured exercise program following bariatric surgery. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care. 2011; 6:85-90.
  • Zagarins SE, Allen NA, Garb JL, Welch G. Improvement in glycemic control following a diabetes education intervention is associated with change in diabetes distress but not change in depressive symptoms. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2011 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Welch G, Allen NA, Zagarins SE, Stamp K. The Comprehensive Diabetes Management Program for poorly controlled Hispanic type 2 diabetes patients at a community health center. Diabetes Educator. 2011;37:680-8.
  • Leyva B, Zagarins SE, Allen NA, Welch G. The relative impact of diabetes distress versus depression on glycemic control in Hispanic patients following a diabetes self-management education intervention. Ethnicity and Disease. 2011;21:322-7.