Paula Geiselman, Associate Professor

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6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 - 4124
Phone: (225)-763-2695


Dr. Geiselman is not accepting new students at this time.

Research Interests

Relationships among acute fat and other specific macronutrient intake, fat preference, and habitual levels of dietary fat intake in men and pre- and post-menopausal women with and without exogenous female sex hormones.

Specific macronutrient appetite control and obesity prevention before and after smoking cessation in premenopausal african-american and caucasian women with and without hormone replacement therapy.

Specific macronutrient appetite control and obesity prevention before and after smoking cessation in premenopausal women with respect to endogenous and exogenous female sex hormones.

Oral sensitivity to free fatty acids in men and women.

Relationship of fat and other specific macronutrient intake and fat prefernce to ability to detect fatty acid .....

Effect on weight loss medication or dietary fat preferences in obese and overweight men and women.

Role of endogenous and exogenous female sex hormones in the control of food intake: Relationships to preferences for sweet tastants and fatty foods.

Role of the menstrual cycle and habitual eating patterns in provoding overeating in women.

Development of an individually tailored, multidisciplinary, dietary and weight control program following smoking cessation in premenopausal and postmenopausal women, weight-concerned women.

Oversight of the food preference assessment and intervention in a program to train primary care physicians in the office management of obesity

Representative Publications

Ezell, D. M., Geiselman, P. J., Anderson, A. M., Dowdy, M. L., Womble, L. G., Greenway, F. L. & Zaachwieja, J. J., (1999). Substrate oxidation and availability during acute exercises in non-obese and post-obese sedentary females. International Journal of Obesity, 23, 1047-1056.

Smith, C. F., Geiselman, P. P., Bray, G. A. & Ryan, D. H. (1998). Association of dietary restraint and disinhibition with eating behavior body mass and hunger. The Journal of Weight Disorders.

Geiselman, P.J., Anderson, A.M., Dowdy, M.L., West, D.B., Redman, S.M., & Smith, S.R. (1998) Reliability and validity of a macronutrient self-selection paradigm and a food preference questionnaire. Physiology and Behavior, 63(5), 919-928.

Geiselman, P.J., Smith, C.F., Williamson, D.A., Champagne, C.M., Bray, G.A., & Ryan, D.H. (1998). Perception of sweetness intensity determines women's hedonic and other perceptual responsiveness to chocolate food. Appetite, 1998, 31, 37-48.

Geiselman, P.J. (1996). Control of food intake: A physiologically complex, motivated behavioral system. In: G.A. Bray (ed.), The Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America: Obesity,815-829. W.B. Saunders Company: Philadelphia, PA.