Dr. Halliday’s current research is focused on how exercise, specifically resistance exercise, influences appetite regulation, energy intake, and body weight management.
As a Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research seed grantee, Dr. Halliday studied how type of physical activity (aerobic vs resistance exercise) influences: 1. levels of hormones produced by the gastrointestinal tract that are known to play a role in determining how much food individuals consume; 2. Food-related cravings and self-reported hunger and satiety levels; and 3. Post-exercise food intake. Ultimately, this line of research is expected to lead to improved clinical guidelines for obesity management and development of effective and individualized treatment strategies.