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Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAn | Associate Professor

Email Gayle Timmerman

Phone: 512 471-9087
Fax: 512 471-4910

Office: NUR 2.102C
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Dr. Timmerman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, has been involved in research focused on health promotion with a specific focus on eating patterns and weight in women. Dr. Timmerman's research seeks to develop a sound theoretical basis for individualized interventions to achieve long-term weight loss and prevention of weight gain. Dr. Timmerman has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in health promotion and regularly guest lectures on topics of binge eating, weight management, behavior change, and assessment of nutritional status and obesity.

Her research project, Mindful Restaurant Eating, was funded by the North and Central Texas Clinical and Translational Science Initiative, NIH and focuses on strategies to prevent weight gain while eating out.

Ongoing

  • 5UL1RR024982-03 Packer, M. (PI) 2/1/09-8/1/10.
    North and Central Texas Clinical and Translational Science Initiative, NIH
    Pilot Study: Mindful Restaurant Eating: A Community Based Weight Gain Prevention Intervention.
    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Mindful Restaurant Eating, an innovative, community-based weight gain prevention intervention. Using an experimental design, the pilot study tests the intervention with perimenopausal women who eat out regularly.
    Role: Principal Investigator, Pilot Study
  • R21NR010592. Fowles, E., (PI) 5/11/09-4/30/11
    National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH,
    Predictors of dietary quality in low-income pregnant women.
    The purpose of this study is to explore the relationships of potentially modifying maternal factors (stress, depression, social support, emotional eating, nutritional knowledge, and eating habits), contextual maternal factors (ethnicity, pre-pregnancy BMI, pregnancy spacing and intendedness and nausea and vomiting), and dietary quality in the first trimester.
    Role: Co-investigator

Completed

  • 5R01HD035047 Stuifbergen (PI) 07/01/03-05/31/07
    Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
    Health Promotion for Women with Fibromyalgia
    The purpose of this study is to test a theoretically and empirically based intervention to promote the health and well being of women with the chronic disabling condition of fibromyalgia. The specific aim of this study is to examine the effects of the adapted wellness intervention on self-efficacy, resources, barriers, health behaviors and health outcomes developed in the Promoting Wellness for Women with MS project for women with fibromyalgia.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • 5P30NR005051 Stuifbergen (PI) 09/01/04-05/31/06
    National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research for Underserved Populations
    Pilot Study: Emotional Eating and Basic Needs Satisfaction in Mexican American Women
    The purpose of this study is to explore how emotions influence eating and examine contextual variables that may influence emotional eating in Mexican American women. 
    Role: Principal Investigator, Pilot Study
  • R01NR004679 Walker (PI) 02/01/99-12/31/04
    National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
    Overweight Status after Childbirth
    The aim of this project was to validate postpartum weight management by promoting healthy lifestyles, managing psychosocial distress, and enhancing body image satisfaction for a population of low-income African-American, Hispanic, and White women during the first year after childbirth.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • 5P20NR008348 Rew (PI) 07/01/03-06/30/05
    National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
    Southwest Center: Partners in Health Disparity Research
    Pilot Study:  Explanatory Models of Eating Behavior, Weight and Health Among Adult Mexican Americans
    The purpose of this project is to describe Mexican American women’s explanatory models of how eating behaviors relate to weight and health.
    Role: Co-Investigator, Pilot Study  (M. Hoke, PI, Pilot Study)
  • Timmerman, G.M., & Brown, A (in press). The effect of a mindful restaurant eating intervention on weight management in women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
  • Fowles, E., Bryant, M., Kim, S., Walker, L., Ruiz, R. J., Timmerman, G., & Brown, A. (2011). Predictors of dietary quality in low income pregnant women: A path analysis. Nursing Research, 60(5), 286-294. Doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3182266461.
  • Fowles, E.R., Timmerman, G.M., Bryant, M., Kim, S. (2011). Eating at fast food restaurants
    and dietary quality in low-income pregnant women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(5), 630-651. Doi:10.1177/0193945910389083.
  • Hoke, M.M., & Timmerman, G. M. (2011). Transtheoretical Model: Potential usefulness with
    overweight rural Mexican American women. Hispanic Health Care International, 9(1), 41-49. Doi:10.1891/1540-4153.9.1.41.
  • Stuifbergen, A.K., Blozis, S., Becker, H., Phillips, L., Timmerman, G., Kullberg, V., Taxis, C. & Morrison, J. (2010). A randomized clinical trial of a wellness intervention for women with fibromyalgia syndrome. Clinical Rehabilitation, 24,305-318.
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Earvolino-Ramirez, M. (2010). Strategies and barriers to managing weight when eating at restaurants. Preventing Chronic Diseases: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 7(3). http:www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/may/09 0130.htm
  • Allison, S., & Timmerman, G. M. (2007). Anatomy of a binge: Food environment and characteristics of nonpurge binge eating episodes.  Eating Behaviors, 8, 31-38.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2006). Restaurant eating in nonpurge binge eating women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28, 811-824.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2006). Addressing barriers to health promotion in underserved women. Family & Community Health, 30, S34-S42.
  • Hoke, M M., Timmerman, G. M., & Robbins, L.K. (2006). Explanatory models of eating, weight, and health in rural Mexican American women. Hispanic Health Care International, 4(3), 143-151.
  • Walker, L. O., Sterling, B. S., Kim, M., Arheart, K. L., & Timmerman, G. M. (2006). Trajectory of weight changes in first 6 weeks postpartum. JOGNN, 35, 472-481.
  • Walker, L. O., Sterling, B. S., & Timmerman, G. M. (2005).  Retention of pregnancy-related weight in early postpartum: Implications for women’s health services.  JOGNN, 34(3), 1-10.
  • Walker, L. O., Freeland-Graves, J. H., Milani, T., George, G., Hanss-Nuss, H., Sterling, B. S., et al. (2004). Weight and behavioral and psychosocial factors among ethnically diverse, low income women after childbirth. II. Trends and correlates. Women & Health, 40(2), 19-34.
  • Walker, L. O., Freeland-Graves, J. H., Milani, T., Hanss-Nuss, H., George, G., Sterling, B. S., et al. (2004). Weight and behavioral and psychosocial factors among ethnically diverse, low income women after childbirth. I. Methods and context. Women & Health, 40(2), 1-17.
  • Walker, L. O., Timmerman, G. M., Sterling, B., Kim, M., & Dickson, P. (2004). Do low income women attain their prepregnant weight by the 6th week of postpartum? Ethnicity and Disease, 14, 119-126.
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Gregg, E. K. (2003). Dieting, perceived deprivation, and preoccupation with food. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25(4), 405-418.
  • Stuifbergen, A. K., Becker, H., Timmerman, G. M., & Kullberg, V. (2003). Goal setting to health behavior change among women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 35(2), 94-99.
  • Stuifbergen, A. K., Becker, H., Blozis, S., Timmerman, G., & Kullberg, V. (2003). A randomized clinical trial of a wellness intervention for women with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 84, 467-476.
  • Walker, L. O., Timmerman ,G. M., Kim, M., & Sterling, B. (2002). Relationships between body image and depressive symptoms during postpartum in ethnically diverse, low income women. Women & Health, 36(3), 101-121.
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Acton, G. J. (2001). The relationship between basic needs satisfaction and emotional eating. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 22(7), 691-701.
  • Becker, H., Stuifbergen, A., Rogers, S., & Timmerman, G. M. (2000). The use of goal attainment scaling to measure individual change in intervention studies. Nursing Research, 49(3), 176-180.
  • Timmerman, G. M., Reifsnider, E., & Allan, J. D. (2000). Weight management practices among primary care providers: A pilot study. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 12(4), 113-116.
  • Stuifbergen, A., Becker, H., Rogers, S., Timmerman, G., & Kullberg, V. (1999). Promoting wellness in women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 31(2), 73-79.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1999). Binge eating scale: Further assessment of validity and reliability. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 4(1), 1-12.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1999). Using a women's health perspective to guide decisions made in quantitative research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 30(3), 640-645.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1999). Using self-care strategies to make lifestyle changes. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 17(2), 169-183.
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Stuifbergen, A. K. (1999). Eating patterns in women with MS. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 31(3), 152-158.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1998). Caloric intake patterns of nonpurge binge eating women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 20(1), 103-118.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1996). The art of advertising for research subjects. Nursing Research, 45, 339-344.
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Stevenson, J. S. (1996). The relationship between binge eating severity and body fat in nonpurge binge eating women. Research in Nursing and Health, 19, 389-398.
  • Reynolds, N., Timmerman, G. M., Anderson, J., & Stevenson, J. S. (1992). Meta-analysis for descriptive research. Research in Nursing and Health, 15, 467-475.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1990). A concept analysis of intimacy. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 12(1), 19-30.