• 240 Citations
  • 10 h-Index

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Area of Expertise

Dr. Franks' research interests are biological and psychological mediators of appetite regulation, obesity, and their interface. Working across various age, cultural, and gender groups, she has successfully developed and implemented brain-based interventions for the treatment of obesity. Of particular interest are Dr. Franks’ studies examining the role of the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin and the stress hormone cortisol on the regulation of eating behavior. She also investigated neurobehavioral aspects of appetite regulation as it overlaps with environmental stressors and the addictive process.

Education/Academic qualification

MS in Psychology, University of North Texas

PhD in Clinical Health Psychology, University of North Texas

BS in Medical Technologist, University of Texas at Arlington

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Research Output

  • 240 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 3 Review article

Efficacy of curcumin for age-associated cognitive decline: a narrative review of preclinical and clinical studies

Sarker, M. R. & Franks, S. F., 1 Apr 2018, In : GeroScience. 40, 2, p. 73-95 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 22 Scopus citations

    How often parents make decisions with their children is associated with obesity

    Rahman, A., Fulda, K. G., Franks, S. F., Fernando, S. I., Habiba, N. & Muzaffar, O., 25 Sep 2018, In : BMC Pediatrics. 18, 1, 311.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Liver Biomarkers and Lipid Profiles in Mexican and Mexican-American 10- to 14-Year-Old Adolescents at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    Fernández-Gaxiola, A. C., Valdés-Ramos, R., Fulda, K. G., López, A. L. G., Martínez-Carrillo, B. E., Franks, S. F. & Fernando, S., 2017, In : Journal of Diabetes Research. 2017, 4262536.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Association Between Healthcare Provider Type and Intent to Breastfeed Among Expectant Mothers

    Balyakina, E., Fulda, K. G., Franks, S. F., Cardarelli, K. M. & Hinkle, K., 1 May 2016, In : Maternal and Child Health Journal. 20, 5, p. 993-1000 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Correlation of Lipid Profile and Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in 10-14 Year Old Children

    Habiba, N. M., Fulda, K. G., Basha, R., Shah, D., Fernando, S., Nguyen, B., Xiong, Y., Franks, S. F., Matches, S. J., Magie, R. D. & Bowman, W. P., 1 Nov 2016, In : Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 39, 5, p. 1695-1704 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations