Molly is the Managing Director of the Behaviorial Medicine Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Program Coordinator for Look AHEAD, a NIH multi-center clinical trial examining the cardiovascular benefits of sustained weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes.
A registered dietitian and communications consultant, Molly has been often quoted in the media, including USA Today, the New York Times, Readers Digest, Los Angeles Times, Self, Real Simple, Weight Watchers and Allure. She has served as a media spokesperson or consultant to industry, trade associations, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies.
From 1992 to 2001, she reported on nutrition and health on KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate in Houston. Before that, she was the nutrition expert on “Good Morning Houston.”
In recognition of her dedication and contributions to dietetics, Molly received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Medallion award in 2004. She served on the AND board of directors from 1995 to 2001, and was its treasurer in 2000-2001.
She is the co-founder and past chair of the AND’s Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group (DPG) and is past Chair of the Diabetes Care and Education DPG. In 2009, Molly received the Excellence in Weight Management Outcomes Research Award from the Weight Management DPG.
Molly is a member of the expert work group for adult weight management and nutritive and non nutritive sweeteners for AND’s Evidence Analysis Library. She also chairs the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s (CDR) Weight Management Certificate Committee and is on the faculty of the Weight Management Certificate Workshop.
Molly co-authored the 2009 "Honest to Goodness Diet" with Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton.