Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Leslie Womble, PhD

Leslie Womble is a clinical psychologist in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.S. from Duke University in 1990, her M.A. from The Catholic University of America in 1994, and her doctorate in clinical psychology in 1999 from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Womble can be contacted at: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St., Suite 3108, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Email:

Recent publications include:

Faulconbridge LF, Wadden TA, Berkowitz RI, Sarwer DB, Womble LG, Hesson LA, Stunkard AJ, Fabricatore AN. Changes in Symptoms of Depression with Weight Loss: Results of a Randomized Trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 May;17(5):1009-16.

Tsai AG, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Berkowitz RI, Womble LG, Hesson LA, Phelan S, Rothman R. Metabolic Syndrome and Health-Related Quality of Life in Obese Individuals Seeking Weight Reductions. Obes. 2008, Jan;16: 59-63.

Geier AB, Foster GD, Womble LG, McLaughlin J, Borradaile KE, Joan Nachmani J, Sherman S, Shiriki Kumanyika S, Shults J. The Relationship Between Relative Weight and School Attendance Among Elementary School Children. Obes. 2007, Aug;15:2157-61.

Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Womble LG, Sarwer DB, Berkowitz RI, Foster GD, Brock JR. The Role of Patients' Expectations and Goals in the Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment of Obesity. Int J Obes. 2007, Nov;31:1739-45.

Phelan S, Wadden TA, Berkowitz RI, Sarwer DB, Womble LG, Cato RK, Rothman R. Impact of Weight Loss on the Metabolic Syndrome. Int J Obes. 2007, Sept;31:1442-8.

Wadden TA, Berkowitz, RI, Womble LG, Sarwer DB, Phelan S, Cato RK, Hesson LA, Osei SY, Kaplan R, Stunkard AJ. Randomized trial of lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy for obesity. N Engl J Med. 2005 Nov 17;353(20):2111-20.



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