Publications

Publication! Association between Childhood Maltreatment and Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Los Angeles

Association between Childhood Maltreatment and Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Los Angeles   The last paper from my dissertation Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health Over the Life Course Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County has been published. I am very pleased to have my work...

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Publication! Perceived Social Support Moderates the Association Between Household Dysfunction Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Self-Reported Drug Use Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles, California

I am always excited to make a new contribution to peer-reviewed literature. This paper was generated from my PhD dissertation research from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, so it has particular significance to me. The entire process of conceptualizing a study, conducting an extensive literature review, proposing and defending methodology,...

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Publication! Low Carbohydrate and Psychoeducational Programs Show Promise for the Treatment of Ultra-Processed Food Addiction

Ultra-Processed Food Addiction Paper "Low Carbohydrate and Psychoeducational Programs Show Promise for the Treatment of Ultra-Processed Food Addiction" I am always excited to make a new contribution to peer-reviewed literature. As you might know, I have been committed to spreading awareness about food addiction as a public health issue that...

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Publication! Clinical Considerations of Ultra-Processed Food Addiction Across Weight Classes: An Eating Disorder Treatment and Care Perspective

Ultra-Processed Food Addiction & Eating Disorders Paper Background I am an eating disorder dietitian who took an interest in ultra-processed food addiction in 2012 when I started running groups in substance use disorder treatment facilities. Around this time, compelling evidence in humans showed that food consumption patterns could mimic...

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Dr. David Wiss Dissertation

Earlier this year, I earned my Ph.D. from UCLA's Fielding School of Public in the Community Health Sciences Department. We called my dissertation the Wissertation 🙂 My dissertation“Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health Over the Life Course Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County” was truly a life-changing experience. I...

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Food Addiction and Psychosocial Adversity: Biological Embedding, Contextual Factors, and Public Health Implications

The latest article by David Wiss is open-access and can be downloaded from the high-impact Nutrients journal HERE Abstract: Converging evidence from both animal and human studies have implicated hedonic eating as a driver of both binge eating and obesity. The construct of food addiction has been used to capture pathological eating across clinical...

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Food Addiction vs. Dietary Restraint Journal Article

New Publication from the High Impact Nutrients Journal Describing the Discernment Process Between Food Addiction and Dietary Restraint ABSTRACT: Converging evidence from both animal and human studies have implicated hedonic eating as a driver of both binge eating and obesity. The construct of food addiction has been used to capture pathological...

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Conference Presentation: "The Biological Embedding of Adversity"

How Does Trauma Impact Food and Body? The biological embedding of adversity is a fascinating area of research! This presentation is from the Los Angeles District of California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference. David Wiss MS RDN discusses how early life adversity impacts human biology. This presentation describes how social...

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More than Meets the Eye: Linking Nutrition & Behavioral Health

Today is Saturday March 28, 2020. The world is in quarantine due to COVID-19 and many are in a behavioral health crisis. I am not depressed about it although certainly concerned for the welfare of my fellows, particularly those in recovery. I have been conducting Zoom and FaceTime sessions with people all over the world and doing what I can to be...

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Biopsychosocial Opioid Video 6:42

 The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with rising overdose death rates. Identifying the underlying factors that contribute to addiction vulnerability may lead to more effective prevention strategies. Supply side environmental factors are amajor contributing component. Psychosocial factors such as stress,...

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Does Alcohol Affect HbA1c? Video

How does alcohol affect HbA1c? David Wiss MS RDN describes the relationship between alcohol and glycohemoglobin (HbA1c) from a biospsychosocial perspective. Alcohol lowers HbA1c levels significantly and many researchers have concluded that alcohol is protective against T2DM. Sounds strange doesn't it? What are the mechanisms? Is it the alcohol...

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Nutrition Interventions Amidst an Opioid Crisis

"Nutrition Interventions Amidst and Opioid Crisis: The Emerging Role of the RDN" by David Wiss MS RDN The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. The time to include nutrition into the treatment paradigm has arrived. David Wiss is not afraid to take the lead, and is doing research on this topic at the University of California, Los...

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Journal Articles by David Wiss

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles by David A. Wiss MS RDN orcid.org/0000-0003-1788-7368 (ORCID Link Takes You Directly To The Articles) Wiss, D. A., Avena, N., & Rada, P. (2018). Sugar addiction: From evolution to revolution. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(545). doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00545 Wiss, D. A., Schellenberger, M., & Prelip, M. L....

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Is There Science to Sugar Addiction?

Is There Science to Sugar Addiction??? I know, I know, I know...food addiction and sugar addiction are controversial topics, especially in the eating disorder community, where any "diet" beliefs or behaviors are viewed as harmful. I agree that many of the proponents of sugar and food addiction carry a very punitive "food negative" message. Is...

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