Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Weight and Eating Disorders

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Sheri Volger, MS, RD, LDN

Sheri Volger, MS, RD, LDN is a Project Manager at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. A Registered Dietitian and a Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist, Ms. Volger received a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.S. in Nutrition Science from the University of California at Davis.

Ms. Volger responsibilities include managing a NIH, NHLBI sponsored weight loss study and collaborating with principal investigators on the development and implementation of obesity research trials. Ms. Volger’s research interests include behavioral and dietary interventions for blood pressure reduction, weight loss, and weight loss maintenance.

Ms. Volger may be contacted at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St. Suite 3048, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Her e-mail address is sheriv@mail.med.upenn.edu.


Recent publications include:

Vetter ML, Iqbal N , Dalton-Bakes C, Volger S, Wadden TA,.  Long-term effects of low-carbohydrate versus low-fat diets in severely obese individuals:  follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.  Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(5): 334-335.

Vetter ML, Volger S.  Medical nutrition therapy for the management of diabetes. J Clin Outcomes Manage 2010 Apr;17(4):175-191.

Derbas J, Vetter M, Volger S, Khan Z, Panigrahi E, Tsai AG, Sarwer DB, Wadden TA. Improving Weight Management in Primary Care Practice: A Possible Role for Auxiliary Health Professionals Collaborating with Primary Care Physicians. Obesity and Weight Management. October 2009, 5(5): 210-215.

Cohen D,  Bloedon LT, Rothman RL, Farrar, JT, Galantino ML, Volger S, Mayor C, Szapary , Townsend RR. Iyengar Yoga versus Enhanced Usual Care on Blood Pressure in Patients with Prehypertension to Stage I Hypertension: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 Sep 4, doi: 10.1093/ecam/nep130.

Iqbal N, Cardillo S, Volger S, Bloedon LT, Anderson RA, Boston R, Szapary PO. Chromium Picolinate Does Not Improve Key Features of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Nondiabetic Adults. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 7(2):143-50, 2009.