Amy D. Rickman, Ph.D., RD, LDN is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rickman is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rickman has played key roles in the development and implementation of a comprehensive lifestyle approach to weight and chronic disease management in numerous clinical trials. Her current areas of interest focus on strategies for improving the adoption and maintenance of lifestyle behaviors, which include nutrition and physical activity, on weight loss and chronic disease outcomes.