Dr. Ebbeling holds a PhD in nutrition and an MS in exercise science. Moreover, she has experience in behavioral counseling for promoting dietary change and in using self-report methodology to assess diet and physical activity. She has successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated lifestyle interventions in free-living children, adolescents, and adults.
Her current research is aimed at evaluating the efficacy of weight loss diets that vary in quantity and quality of carbohydrate and fat, with particular focus on dietary glycemic index. In addition, she conducts studies to understand the role of fast food and sugar-sweetened beverages in promoting weight gain.