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Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAn | Associate Professor

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Phone: 512 471-9087
Fax: 512 471-4910

Office: NUR 2.102C
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

Dr. Timmerman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, has been involved in research focused on health promotion with a specific focus on eating patterns and weight. Dr. Timmerman seeks to develop individualized interventions to achieve long-term weight loss and prevention of weight gain.

Her past research on Mindful Restaurant Eating received widespread media attention with data supporting that the intervention was successful in helping perimenopausal women be able to lose weight even when eating out frequently (funded by the North and Central Texas Clinical and Translational Science Initiative, NIH).

She has recently completed a study adapting her Mindful Restaurant Eating intervention to a Self-Management of Dietary Intake Using Mindful Eating (SM-DIME) intervention to improve the dietary adherence in persons with early stage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) (funded by the Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-management. NIH, NINR, P30 NR01533511). Pilot study findings supported that the intervention led to improvements in weight loss and fruit and vegetable intake.

Dr. Timmerman has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in health promotion and regularly guest lectures on topics of binge eating, weight management, behavior change, and interprofessonal collaborative practice competencies.

As a core member of the Steering Committee for UT Health Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research, she has been part of a team leading interprofessional education for health professionals on campus. Additionally, she has completed a HRSA program grant, “Enhancing the Advanced Nursing Education of Clinical Nurse Specialists though Integration of Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions Using Interprofessional Education” (1 D09HP25930-01-00, $1,042,659).

Program Grants:

  • “Enhancing the Advanced Nursing Education of Clinical Nurse Specialists though Integration of Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions Using Interprofessional Education” [G. Timmerman, PI/Project Director]. U.S.D.H.H.S. Advanced Nursing Education Grant Program. 7/1/13-12/31/16. 1 D09HP25930-01-00, $1,042,659.
  • “Nursing education performance initiative” [G. Timmerman]. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 9/10-8/11, $25,000.00.

Funded:

  • Self-Management of Dietary Intake for Chronic Kidney Disease” Pilot Study.Timmerman, G.M. Principal Investigator [M. Forman, Co-investigator]. Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-management. NIH, NINR, P30 NR01533511, Kim, M. (PI).  $50,000.00. 11/14-12/15.
  • “Mindful Restaurant Eating: A Community Based Weight Gain Prevention Intervention.” Pilot Study. Timmerman, G.M. Principal Investigator [Sharon Brown (5%), Co-investigator]. North and Central Texas Clinical and Translational Science Initiative, NIH. 2/1/09-8/1/10. $29,517.
  • “Mindful Restaurant Eating: An Intervention to Prevent Weight Gain in Binger Eaters.” Pilot Study. Timmerman, G.M. Principal Investigator. Special Research Grant, Office of the Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin. 1/17/08-8/31/08. $750.
  • “Emotional eating and basic needs satisfaction in Mexican American women.” Pilot Study. Timmerman, G.M. Principal Investigator [Juarez, A.M. (5%), Co-investigator] Stuifbergen, A., Principal Investigator. "Center for Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Research for Underserved Populations," competing continuation. National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, P30 NR5051. 09/01/04-05/31/06, $19,370.
  • “Explanatory models of eating behavior, weight and health among adult Mexican Americans: Stages of change implications.” Hoke, M., Principal Investigator. [Timmerman, G.M. Co-investigator]. Pilot Study. Southwest Partnership Center, Rew, L., Principal Investigator. National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH. 7/1/03-6/30/05. $15,000.
  • “Dieting, deprivation, and nonpurge binge eating in women,” 1R15NR04481, NIH, NINR, Area Award, 6/98-12/02, $113,250.
  • “Dieting, deprivation, and nonpurge binge eating in women,” Research Supplements for underrepresented minorities, NIH, 9/98-6/01, $19, 032.
  • “Weight management practices among primary care providers.” G. Timmerman, Principal Investigator; (E. Reifsnider, J. Allan, & L. Walker, Co-Investigators). Epsilon Theta Research Grant. 1/98-12/98, $1,000.
  • “The relationship between calorie intake during binge days and the calorie intake during nonbinge days in nonpurge binge eating women,” University Research Institute - Summer Research Award, 6/95-8/95, $9,450.
  • “Binge eating severity and degree of obesity in women,” NIH, NCNR, National Research Service Award, 1992-1994, $29,600.

Refereed Articles:

  • Horner, S.D, Timmerman, G.M., & McWilliams, B. (in press). Feasibility study of the Living Healthy with Asthma intervention. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
  • Ko, J., Timmerman, G.M., Kim, K.B., & Kim, M. (2018) Food sources of sodium in Korean Americans with Type 2 Diabetes: Implications for cardiovascular disease. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1-9. Doi:10.1177/1043659618785226
  • Horton, S.E., Timmerman, G.M., & Brown, A. (2018). Factors influencing dietary fat intake among Black emerging adults. The Journal of American College Health, 66(3), 155-164..https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2017.1390669
  • Becker, H., Timmerman, G.M., & Delville, C. (2017). A multi-faceted model to evaluate interprofessional education  in Clinical Nurse Specialist programs" Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 31(5), 243-251. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000320
  • Hageman, H., Huggett, K.N., Simpson, D., Hasbrouck, C., Stuber, M.L., Luk, J., & Timmerman, G.M. (2017). Operationalizing interprofessional education in the clinical workplace. Medical Science Educator. DOI 10.1007/s40670-017-0448-7
  • Timmerman, G.M., Tahir, M., Lewis, R.M., Samoson, D., Temple, H., Forman, M.R. (2017). Use of a mindful eating intervention to improve self-management of dietary intake for individuals with early stage chronic kidney disease. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 40(5), 702-711. DOI 10.1007/s10865-017-9835-1
  • Timmerman, G.M., Walker, L.O., & Brown, C.E.L. (2017). Managing Gestational Weight Gain: Obstetricians' Perceived Barriers and Interventions. Journal of Perinatal Education, 26(2), 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.26.2.1
  • Ko, J., Kim, K.B., Timmerman, G.M., Clark, A.P., & Kim, M. (2017). Factors predicting sodium intake of Korean American immigrants with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20(3):641-650. Doi:10.1007/s10903-017-0602-8
  • Cuevas, H., & Timmerman. G.M. (2016). Use of an observed structured clinical examination (OSCE) in clinical nurse specialist education. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 30(3), 172-176. Doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000201
  • Barbee, K.G., & Timmerman, G.M. (2015). Relationships among emotional eating, nonpurge binge eating severity, and self-efficacy in healthy perimenopausal women. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 33(4), doi: 10.1177/0898010115569574
  • Westlake, C., Albert, N.M., Rice, K.L., Bautista, C., Close, J., Foster, J., & Timmerman, G.M. (2015). Nursing journal clubs and the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Clinical Nurse Specialist. 29(1), E1-E10. DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000095
  • Timmerman, G.M., Calfa, N. A., & Stuifbergen, A.K. (2013). Correlates of body mass index in women with fibromyalgia. Orthopaedic Nursing, 32(2), 113-119.
  • Timmerman, G.M., & Brown, A. (2012). The effect of a mindful restaurant eating intervention on weight management in women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.44(1), 22-28.
  • Fowles, E.R., Walker, L.O., Marti, C.N., Ruiz, R.J., Wommack, J., Bryant M., Kim, S., Timmerman, G. (2012). Relationships among maternal nutrient intake and placental biomarkers during the 1st trimester in low-income women. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 285(4), 891-9.
  • Fowles, E., Bryant, M., Kim, S., Walker, L., Ruiz, R. J., Timmerman, G., & Brown, A. (2011). Predictors of dietary quality in low income pregnant women: A path analysis. Nursing Research, 60(5), 286-294. Doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3182266461.
  • Fowles, E.R., Timmerman, G.M., Bryant, M., Kim, S. (2011). Eating at fast food restaurants and dietary quality in low-income pregnant women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(5), 630-651. Doi:10.1177/0193945910389083
  • Hoke, M.M., & Timmerman, G.M. (2011). Transtheoretical Model: Potential usefulness with overweight rural Mexican American women. Hispanic Health Care International, 9(1), 41-49. Doi:10.1891/1540-4153.9.1.41.
  • Stuifbergen, A. K., Blozis, S. A., Becker, H., Phillips, L., Timmerman, G., Kullberg, V., & Morrison, J. (2010). A randomized controlled trial of a wellness intervention for women with fibromyalgia syndrome. Clinical Rehabilitation, 24,305-318. doi: 10.1177/0269215509343247
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Earvolino-Ramirez, M. (2010). Strategies for and barriers to managing weight when eating at restaurants. Preventing Chronic Diseases: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 7(3).
  • Allison, S. & Timmerman, G. M. (2007). Anatomy of a binge: Food environment and characteristics of nonpurge binge episodes. Eating Behaviors, 8, 31-38. http://www.sciencedirect.com/scidirimg/clear.gifdoi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2005.01.004
  • Bloom, M., Timmerman, G. M., & Sands, D. (2006). Developing a course to teach Spanish for health care professionals. Journal of Nursing Education, 45(7), 271-274.
  • Hoke, M.M., Timmerman, G.M., & Robbins, L.K. (2006). Explanatory models of eating, weight, and health in rural Mexican American women. Hispanic Health Care International, 4(3), 143-151.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2006). Addressing barriers to health promotion in underserved women. Family & Community Health, 30, S34-S42.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2006). Restaurant eating in nonpurge binge-eating women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28(7), 811-824. doi: 10.1177/0193945906289501
  • Walker, L. O., Sterling, B. S., Kim, M., Arheart, K. L., & Timmerman, G. M. (2006). Trajectory of weight changes in the first 6 weeks postpartum. JOGNN, 35, 472-481.
  • Walker, L. O., Sterling, B. S., & Timmerman, G. M. (2005). Retention of pregnancy-related weight in the early postpartum period: Implications for women’s health services. JOGNN, 34(4), 418-427. doi: 10.1177/0884217505278294
  • Walker, L .O., Freeland-Graves, J. H., Milani, T., Hanss-Nuss, H., George, G., Sterling, B. S., . . . Stuifbergen, A. (2004). Weight and behavioral and psychosocial factors among ethnically diverse, low-income women after childbirth: I. Methods and context. Women & Health, 40(2), 1-17.
  • Walker, L .O., Freeland-Graves, J. H., Milani, T., George, G., Hanss-Nuss, H., Sterling, B. S., .  . Stuifbergen, A. (2004). Weight and behavioral and psychosocial factors among ethnically diverse, low-income women after childbirth: II. Trends and correlates. Women & Health, 40(2), 19-34.
  • Walker, L. O., Timmerman, G. M., Sterling, B. S., Kim, M., & Dickson, P. (2004). Do low-income women attain their pre-pregnant weight by the 6th week of postpartum?. Ethnicity & Disease, 14(1), 119-126.
  • Stuifbergen, A. K., Becker, H., Timmerman, G. M., & Kullberg, V. (2003). A randomized clinical trial of a wellness intervention for women with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(4), 467-476. http://www.sciencedirect.com/scidirimg/clear.gifdoi:10.1053/apmr.2003.50028
  • Stuifbergen, A. K., Becker, H., Timmerman, G. M., & Kullberg, V. (2003). The use of individualized goal setting to facilitate behavior change in women with multiple sclerosis. The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 35(2), 94-99, 106.
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Gregg, E. K. (2003). Dieting, perceived deprivation, and preoccupation with food. Western Journal of Nursing, 25(4), 405-418. doi:10.1177/0193945903025004006
  • Walker, L., Timmerman, G. M., Kim, M., & Sterling, B. (2002). Relationships between body image and depressive symptoms during postpartum in ethnically diverse, low income women. Women & Health, 36(3), 101-121.
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Acton, G. J. (2001). The relationship between basic needs satisfaction and emotional eating. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 22(7), 691-701. DOI 10.1080/01612840119628
  • Becker, H., Stuifbergen, A., Rogers, S., & Timmerman, G. M. (2000). Goal attainment scaling to measure individual change in intervention studies. Nursing Research, 49(3), 176-180.
  • Timmerman, G. M., Reifsnider, E., & Allan, J. D. (2000). Weight management practices among primary care providers. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 12(4), 113-116. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2000.tb00289.x
  • Stuifbergen, A., Becker, H., Rogers, S., Timmerman, G., & Kullberg, V. (1999). Promoting wellness in women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 31(2), 73-79.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1999). Binge eating scale: Further assessment of validity and reliability. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 4(1), 1-12.  doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9861.1999.tb00051.x
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1999). Using a women’s health perspective to guide decisions made in quantitative research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 30(3), 640-645. doi 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1999.01135.x
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1999). Using self-care strategies to make lifestyle changes. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 17(2), 169-183. doi: 10.1177/089801019901700205
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Stuifbergen, A. K. (1999). Eating patterns in women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 31(3), 152-158.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1998). Caloric intake patterns of nonpurge binge eating women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 20(1), 103-118.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1996). The art of advertising for research subjects. Nursing Research, 45(6), 339-340, 344.
  • Timmerman, G. M., & Stevenson, J. S. (1996). The relationship between binge eating severity and body fat in nonpurge binge eating women. Research in Nursing and Health, 19(5), 389-398. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-240X(199610)19:5<389::AID-NUR3>3.0.CO;2-M
  • Reynolds, N., Timmerman, G. M., Anderson, J., & Stevenson, J. S. (1992). Meta-analysis for descriptive research. Research in Nursing and Health, 15(6), 467-475. doi: 10.1002/nur.4770150609
  • Timmerman, G. M. (1991). A concept analysis of intimacy. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 12(1), 19-30. doi: 10.3109/01612849109058207
  • Kennedy, C., Camden, C., & Timmerman, G. M. (1990). Relationships among perceived supervisor communication, nurse morale, and sociocultural variables. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 14(4), 38-46. doi:10.1016/S0001-2092(07)69579-9

Other Publications:

  • Timmerman, G.M., Tahir, M., Lewis, R.M., Samoson, D., Temple, H., Forman, M.R. (2018). Quality of life in patients with early stage CKD after mindful eating intervention to improve self-management of dietary intake [Abstract]. Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, 25(2), 216.
  • Timmerman, G.M. (2017). Try mindful eating this holiday season to keep off the pounds. op-ed appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star TelegramSan Antonio Express News and the Waco Tribune Herald.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2015). Sections (Tips for Creating Behavior Change; Overcoming Obstacles-So You Can Dine Out without Giving In; Mindful Eating; Planning Ahead-A Simple Worksheet for Healthy Restaurant Choices) within Darden Restaurants on-line resource: Eating Well While Eating Out. Provides resources to health care practitioners and patients regarding healthy eating when eating out.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2006). Response by Timmerman. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28(7), 828-829. doi: 10.1177/0193945906289503
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2005). Commentary on “Navigating the Journey to Menses Cessation.” Journal of Holistic Nursing, 23(1), 51-53. doi: 10.1177/0898010104272755
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2004). “10 ways to eat healthier: Smart eating does a body good. UTOPIA website, The University of Texas at Austin, http://utopia.utexas.edu/you-t/eat.html Accessed: 4/21/2004.
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2003). Commentary by Timmerman. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25(6), 647-649. doi: 10.1177/0193945903255406
  • Timmerman, G. M. (2002). Editorial Opinions: "Independence of Heritable Influences on the Food Intake of Free Living Humans." Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences, (invited paper), 18(1), 91-92. doi: 10.1016/S0899-9007(01)00675-X
  • Fulbright, D. T., & Timmerman, G. M. (2001, Fall). Jump-starting research careers: A National Institutes of Health program helps future minority nurse researchers gain valuable experience while still in nursing school. Minority Nurse, 74-76.
  • Timmerman, G.M. (1997). Faculty’s response to ‘Prayer and Healing: A case study’. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 15(3), 325-326. doi: 10.1177/089801019701500311