Postdoc Bios

Meet Our Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Annie Caldwell

    Annie Caldwell

    Annie Caldwell - Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education & Certifications
    BS, University of New Mexico
    MS, PhD, Evolutionary Psychology, University of New Mexico
    Postdoc, Anthropology, Emory University

    Areas of Specialization
    Evolutionary Psychology and Anthropology
    Energy balance
    Healthy Psychology
    Behavior change and maintenance interventions
    Anthropology fieldwork

    My research interests are focused in the intersection of evolutionary and health psychology, primarily in the domain of energy balance, exercise and weight management. I am interested in applying life history theory to understand energy balance throughout the life course.

    Personal Notables
    NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
    Yoga Instructor

  • Drew Sayer

    Drew Sayer

    Drew Sayer - Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education & Certifications
    BS, Colorado State University
    MS, Colorado State University
    PhD, Purdue University

    Areas of Specialization
    Environmental factors influencing physical activity, diet, and obesity
    Randomized Clinical Trials

    Our current environment encourages overeating and a sedentary lifestyle, which represents a substantial barrier to achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. My overall research goal is to understand how socio-environmental factors influence behaviors central to body weight regulation in order to develop more effective interventions to reduce obesity.

    Personal Notables
    University of Colorado Denver Institutional Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease (T32 HL116276)
    Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute Predoctoral Fellowship (TL1-TR001107)
    Board of Directors, 2040 Partners for Health

  • Tanya Halliday

    Tanya Halliday

    Tanya Halliday - Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education & Certifications
    BS, University of Wyoming
    Dietetic Internship, University of Houston
    PhD, Virginia Tech

    Areas of Specialization
    Obesity, Weight Loss, and Weight Management
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Behavior Change
    Appetite Regulation

    Personal Notables
    Registered Dietitian
    Selected Outstanding Doctoral Student for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech
    Chair, 2017 Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetic practice group Symposium Committee
    Active volunteer for American College of Sports Medicine
    Hobbies include trail running, skiing, weight lifting, mountain biking, and horseback-riding.

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