Corby Martin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ingestive Behavior Laboratory
(225) 763-2585
(225) 763-3022
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Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2001, Clinical Psychology
M.S., Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, 1996, Clinical Psychology
B.A., Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, 1994, Psychology

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Ingestive Behavior Laboratory


Dr. Martin is an expert on the quantification of energy intake and expenditure in both controlled and free-living conditions. He is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Louisiana and has extensive experience conducting and supervising interventions to modify food intake, exercise, and body weight. His work also includes the objective quantification of adherence to weight management interventions that modify food intake and exercise behavior. Dr. Martin’s research includes the application of novel technology and mathematical algorithms to monitor and modify participants’ behavior through e-Health (telehealth) interventions while participants reside their natural environments.


Harrington, D.M., Martin, C.K., Ravussin, E., Katzmarzyk, P.T. (2013). Activity Related Energy Expenditure, Appetite and Energy Intake: Potential Implications for Weight Management. Appetite, 67, 1-7. PMID: 23523668. PMCID: PMC3440037.

Williamson, D. A., Han, H., Johnson, W. D., Martin, C. K., & Newton, R. L. (2013). Modification of the school cafeteria environment can impact childhood nutrition: Results from the Wise Mind and LA Health studies. Appetite, 61, 77-84.

Rebello, C.J., Johnson, W.D., Martin, C.K., Xie, W., O’Shea, M., Kurilich, A., Bordenave, N., Andler, S., Willem van Klinken, B. J., Chu, Y-F., Greenway, F.L. (2013). Acute Effect of Oatmeal on Subjective Measures of Appetite and Satiety Compared to a Ready-to-Eat Breakfast Cereal: A Randomized Crossover Trial. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 32(4), 272-279. PMID:24024772.

Thomas, D. M., Martin, C. K., Lettieri, S., Bredlau, C., Church, T., Bouchard, C. & Heymsfield, S. B. (2013). Can a Weight Loss of One Pound a Week be Achieved With a 3,500 kcal Deficit? Commentary on a Commonly Accepted Rule. International Journal of Obesity, 37(12):1611-1613. PMID:2368852

Dibiano, R., Gunturk, B. K., & Martin, C. K. (2013). Food image analysis for measuring food intake in free living conditions. Proc. SPIE 8669, Medical Imaging 2013: Image Processing, 86693N.

Tudor-Locke, C., Swift, D.L., Schuna, J., Dragg, A., Davis, A., Martin, C.K., Johnson, W., Church, T. (2014). WalkMore: A randomized controlled trial of pedometer-based interventions differing on intensity messages. BMC Public Health, 14(1):168.

Apolzan, J.W., Bray, G.A., Hamilton, M.T., Zderic, T.W., Han, H., Champagne, C.M., Shepard, D., & Martin, C.K. (2014). Short-term Overeating Results in Incomplete Energy Intake Compensation Regardless of Energy Density or Macronutrient Composition. Obesity, 22(1):119-130. PMID:23913807.

Thomas, D. M., Weedermann, M., Fuemmeler, B,, Martin, C. K., Dhurandhar, N., Bredlau, C., Heymsfield, S., Ravussin, E., & Bouchard, C. (2014). Dynamic Model Predicting Overweight, Obesity, and Extreme Obesity Prevalence Trends. Obesity, 22(2):590-597. PMID: 23804487.

Slack, T., Myers, A., Martin, C.K., & Heymsfield, S.B. (2014). The Geographic Concentration of Adult Obesity Prevalence in the U.S. and Associated Social, Economic, and Environmental Factors. Obesity, 22(3):868-874. PMID: 23630100

Martin, C. K., Nicklas, T., Gunturk, B., Correa, J. B., Allen, H. R., & Champagne, C. (2014). Measuring food intake with digital photography. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27 (sup 1): 72-81.. PMID: 23848588

Martin CK, Anton SD, Han H, York-Crowe E, Redman LM, Ravussin E & Williamson DA for the Pennington CALERIE Team (2007). Examination of cognitive function during six-months of calorie restriction: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Rejuvenation Res, 10(2), 179-189.

Martin CK, Anton SD, York-Crowe E, Heilbronn L, Van Skiver C, Redman L, Greenway FL, Ravussin E & Williamson DA. (2007). Empirical evaluation of the ability to learn a calorie counting system and estimate portion size and food intake. Br J Nutr, 98, 439-444.

Martin CK, Anton SD, Walden H, Arnett C, Greenway FL & Williamson DA. (2007). Slower eating rate reduces the food intake of men, but not women: Implications for behavioral weight control. Behav Res Ther, 45(10), 2349-2359.

Martin CK, Heilbronn LK, de Jonge L, DeLany JP, Volaufova J, Anton SD, Redman L, Smith SR, Williamson DA & Ravussin E. (2007). Effect of calorie restriction on resting metabolic rate and spontaneous physical activity. Obesity 15(12), 2964-2973.

Martin CK, O’Neil PM, Tollefson G, Greenway FL & White MA. (2008). The association between food cravings and consumption of specific foods in a laboratory taste test. Appetite, 51, (324-326).

Martin CK, Coulon SM, Markward N, Greenway FL & Anton SD. (2009). Association between energy intake and viewing television, distractibility, and memory for advertisements. Am J Clin Nutr, 89, 37-44. PMCID: PMC2615456

Martin CK, Han H, Coulon SM, Allen HR, Champagne CM & Anton SD. (2009). A novel method to remotely measure food intake of free-living people in real-time: The Remote Food Photography Method (RFPM). Br J Nutr, 101, 446-456. PMCID: PMC2626133

Martin CK, Church TS, Thompson AM, Earnest CP & Blair SN (2009). Exercise dose and quality of life: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med, 169(3), 269-278. PMCID: PMC2745102

Martin CK, Kaya S & Gunturk BK. (2009). Quantification of food intake using food image analysis. Conference Proceedings IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 1, 6869-6872. PMCID 2791904

Martin CK, Talamini L, Johnson A, Hymel AM & Khavjou O. (2010). Weight loss and retention in a commercial weight loss program and the effect of corporate partnership. Int J Obes 34, 742-750. PMCID: PMC2854199

Martin CK, Thomson JL, LeBlanc MM, Stewart TM, Newton RL, Han H, Sample A, Champagne CM & Williamson DA. (2010). Children in school cafeterias select foods containing more saturated fat and energy than the Institute of Medicine Recommendations. The Journal of Nutrition 140, 1653-1660. PMCID: PMC 2924597

Thomas DM, Schoeller DA, Redman LA, Martin CK, Levine JA & Heymsfield SB (2010). A computational model to determine energy intake during weight loss. Am J Clin Nutr, 92(6), 1326-1331. PMCID: PMC2980958

Martin CK, Das S, Lindblad L, Racette SB, McCrory MA, Weiss EP, DeLany JP & Kraus WE for the CALERIE Study Team (2011). Effect of calorie restriction on the free-living physical activity levels of non-obese humans: Results of three randomized trials. J Appl Physiol, 110, 956-963. PMID: 21292847

Martin CK, Redman LM, Zhang J, Sanchez M, Anderson C, Smith SR & Ravussin E. (2011) Lorcaserin, a selective 5-HT2c receptor agonist, reduces body weight by decreasing energy intake without influencing energy expenditure. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 96, 837-845.
Pieper, C., Redman, L. M., Bapkar, M., Roberts, S. B., Racette, S. B., Rochon, J., Martin, C. K., Kraus, W. E., Das, S., Williamson, D., Hadley, E. C., & Ravussin E., for the CALERIE Study Group. (2011). Development of adherence metrics for caloric restriction interventions. Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials, 8(2), 155-164.

Martin, C. K., Rosenbaum, D., Han, H., Geiselman, P., Wyatt, H., Hill, J., Brill, C., Bailer, B., Miller, B., Stein, R., Klein, S., & Foster, G. (2011). Change in food cravings, food preferences, and appetite during a low-carbohydrate and low-fat diet. Obesity, 19, 1963-1970. PMCID: PMC3139783.

Thomas, D. M., Martin, C. K., Heymsfield, S., Redman, L. M., Schoeller, D. A., & Levine, J. A. (2011). A simple model predicting individual weight change in humans. Journal of Biological Dynamics, iFirst, 1-21. NIHMSID: NIHMS207669

Church, T. S., Thomas, D. M., Tudor-Locke, C., Katzmarzyk, P. T., Earnest, C. P., Rodarte, R. Q., Martin, C. K., Blair, S. N., & Bouchard, C. (2011). Trends over 5 decades in U.S. occupation-related physical activity and their associations with obesity. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e19657.

Thomas, D. M., Navarro-Barrientos, J.E., Rivera, D. E., Heymsfield, S. B., Bredlau, C., Redman, L. M., Martin, C. K., Lederman, S. A., Collins, L., & Butte, N., F. (2012). A dynamic energy balance model predicting gestational weight gain. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 95, 115-122.

Bray, G. A., de Jonge, L., Xie, H., Rood, J., Martin, C. K., Redman, L. M., Most, M., Brock, C., Mancuso, S., & Smith, S. R. (2012). Effect of Dietary Protein Content on Weight Gain, Energy Expenditure, and Body Composition during Overeating. A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA,307(1), 47-55. PMID: 22215165

Martin, C. K., Correa, J. B., Han, H., Allen, H. R., Rood, J., Champagne, C. M., Gunturk, B., & Bray, G. (2012). Validity of the Remote Food Photography Method (RFPM) for estimating energy and nutrient intake in near real-time. Obesity, 20(4), 891-899. PMID: 22134199

Rebello, C. J., Martin, C. K., Johnson, W. D., O’Neil, C. E., & Greenway, F. L. (2012). Efficacy of Olibra: A 12 week randomized controlled trial, and a review of prior studies. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 6(3), 695-708.

Heymsfield, S., Thomas, D., Martin, C., Redman, L., Strauss, B., Bosy-Westphal, A., Muller, M., Shen, W., & Martin-Nguyen, A. (2012). Energy content of weight loss: Kinetic features during voluntary caloric restriction. Metabolism, 61, 937-943. PMID: 22257646

Williamson, D. A., Champagne, C. M., Harsha, D. W., Han, H., Martin, C. K., Newton, R. L., Sothern, M. S., Stewart, T. M., Webber, L. S., & Ryan, D. H. (2012). Effect of an environmental school-based obesity prevention program on changes in body fat and body weight: A randomized trial. Obesity, 20(8), 1653-1661. PMCID: PMC3374922

Thomas, D. M., Bouchard, C., Church, T., Slentz, C., Kraus, W. E., Redman, L., Martin, C. K., Monica, A., Vossen, M., Westerterp, K., & Heymsfield, S. B. (2012). Why do individuals not lose more weight from an exercise intervention at a defined dose? An energy balance analysis. Obesity Reviews, 10, 835-847.

Nicklas, T. A., O’Neil, C., Stuff, J., Goodell, L. S., Liu, Y., & Martin, C. K. (2012). Validity and feasibility of a Digital Diet Method for use with preschool children: A pilot study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44(6), 618-623. PMID: 22727939.

Related Energy Expenditure, Appetite and Energy Intake: Potential Implications for Weight Management. Appetite. Published on-line ahead of print. PMID: 23523668.

Thomas, D. M., Martin, C. K., Lettieri, S., Bredlau, C., Church, T., Bouchard, C. & Heymsfield, S. B. (in press). Can a Weight Loss of One Pound a Week be Achieved With a 3,500 kcal Deficit? Commentary on a Commonly Accepted Rule. International Journal of Obesity.

Slack, T., Myers, A., Martin, C.K., & Heymsfield, S.B. (in press). The Geographic Concentration of Adult Obesity Prevalence in the U.S. and Associated Social, Economic, and Environmental Factors. Obesity.
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