Kevin Fontaine, Ph.D.


  • Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests:

  • Effects of chronic disease on quality of life
  • Effects of obesity on progression and management of arthritis
  • Effects of weight reduction and exercise on arthritis
  • Development of interventions to promote physical activity in arthritis patients
  • Effects of lifestyle physical activity on adults with fibromyalgia

Selected Publications:


  • Ph.D. in Psychology: Victoria University of Manchester, UK
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Clinical Obesity Treatment, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


  • American Psychological Association
  • North American Association for the Study of Obesity
  • American College of Rheumatology

Editorial Boards:

  • Eating Behaviors: An International Journal
  • Ad Hoc reviewer for the following journals: British Journal of Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Psychological Reports, Obesity Research, The American Journal of Managed Care, Journal of General Internal Medicine, International Journal of Obesity, Addictive Behaviors, Annals of Epidemiology, Personality and Individual Differences, Health Psychology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, British Medical Journal, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Obesity Reviews

Updated: April 25, 2012

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