PhD (Epidemiology; minor concentrations in Biostatistics and Nutrition)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Areas of Interest
Weight loss surgery
Telehealth and virtual care management
Chronic disease management and prevention
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, 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.