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Kevin Fontaine, PH.D.

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Dr. Fontaine is Chair of the Department of Health Behavior and the Antoine Lavoisier Endowed Professor of Energetics and Healthy Lifestyles in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A psychologist specializing in the treatment of obesity, he is also Adjunct Faculty in Rheumatology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fontaine’s recent research interests include the role of low carbohydrate diets and nutritional ketosis on inflammation, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s and cancer, modifying body composition in patients with rheumatic disease through strength exercise, the effects of non-deceptive placebos to improve patient-reported outcomes such as pain and fatigue, and the use of classical conditioning to promote dose extension in drugs with toxic side effects.