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profileAnne N. Thorndike, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Women's Health, Yawkey 4
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
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Harvard College, Cambridge, MAAB06/1988History and Science
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MAMD06/1992Medicine
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL06/1995Intern and resident in Internal Medicine
Harvard School of Public Health, BostonMPH06/1998Clinical Effectiveness
MGH and Harvard Medical School, Boston06/1998Fellow in General Medicine

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R01DK114735     (THORNDIKE, ANNE N)Sep 21, 2017 - Aug 31, 2020
Psychological, cognitive, and genetic factors in a behavioral intervention to prevent weight gain
Role: Principal Investigator

R01HL125486     (THORNDIKE, ANNE N)May 5, 2015 - Apr 30, 2020
Promoting Employee Health Through The Worksite Food Environment
Role: Principal Investigator

K23HL093221     (THORNDIKE, ANNE N)Aug 15, 2009 - Jul 31, 2014
Assessing Be Fit, a worksite program promoting healthy weight and exercise
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Polacsek M, Moran A, Thorndike AN, Boulos R, Franckle RL, Greene JC, Blue DJ, Block JP, Rimm EB. A Supermarket Double-Dollar Incentive Program Increases Purchases of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Among Low-Income Families With Children: The Healthy Double Study. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Nov 07. PMID: 29126661.
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  2. Thorndike AN, Sunstein CR. Obesity Prevention in the Supermarket-Choice Architecture and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Am J Public Health. 2017 Oct; 107(10):1582-1583. PMID: 28902555.
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  3. Franckle RL, Moran A, Hou T, Blue D, Greene J, Thorndike AN, Polacsek M, Rimm EB. Transactions at a Northeastern Supermarket Chain: Differences by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Use. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 53(4):e131-e138. PMID: 28818413.
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  4. Thorndike AN, Bright OM, Dimond MA, Fishman R, Levy DE. Choice architecture to promote fruit and vegetable purchases by families participating in the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): randomized corner store pilot study. Public Health Nutr. 2017 May; 20(7):1297-1305. PMID: 27890020.
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  5. Thorndike AN, Achtyes ED, Cather C, Pratt S, Pachas GN, Hoeppner SS, Evins AE. Weight gain and 10-year cardiovascular risk with sustained tobacco abstinence in smokers with serious mental illness: a subgroup analysis of a randomized trial. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Mar; 77(3):e320-6. PMID: 27046320.
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  6. Thorndike AN, Riis J, Levy DE. Social norms and financial incentives to promote employees' healthy food choices: A randomized controlled trial. Prev Med. 2016 May; 86:12-8. PMID: 26827617; PMCID: PMC4837037 [Available on 05/01/17].
  7. Thorndike AN, Mills S, Sonnenberg L, Palakshappa D, Gao T, Pau CT, Regan S. Activity monitor intervention to promote physical activity of physicians-in-training: randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e100251. PMID: 24950218; PMCID: PMC4065028.
  8. Gardner CD, Whitsel LP, Thorndike AN, Marrow MW, Otten JJ, Foster GD, Carson JA, Johnson RK. Food-and-beverage environment and procurement policies for healthier work environments. Nutr Rev. 2014 Jun; 72(6):390-410. PMID: 24801009.
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  9. Thorndike AN, Riis J, Sonnenberg LM, Levy DE. Traffic-light labels and choice architecture: promoting healthy food choices. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):143-9. PMID: 24439347; PMCID: PMC3911887.
  10. Sonnenberg L, Gelsomin E, Levy DE, Riis J, Barraclough S, Thorndike AN. A traffic light food labeling intervention increases consumer awareness of health and healthy choices at the point-of-purchase. Prev Med. 2013 Oct; 57(4):253-7. PMID: 23859926; PMCID: PMC3913274.
  11. Levy DE, Riis J, Sonnenberg LM, Barraclough SJ, Thorndike AN. Food choices of minority and low-income employees: a cafeteria intervention. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Sep; 43(3):240-8. PMID: 22898116; PMCID: PMC3422505.
  12. Thorndike AN, Sonnenberg L, Healey E, Myint-U K, Kvedar JC, Regan S. Prevention of weight gain following a worksite nutrition and exercise program: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jul; 43(1):27-33. PMID: 22704742; PMCID: PMC3377937.
  13. Thorndike AN, Sonnenberg L, Riis J, Barraclough S, Levy DE. A 2-phase labeling and choice architecture intervention to improve healthy food and beverage choices. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar; 102(3):527-33. PMID: 22390518; PMCID: PMC3329221.
  14. Thorndike AN. Workplace Interventions to Reduce Obesity and Cardiometabolic Risk. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2011 Feb; 5(1):79-85. PMID: 22708000.
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  15. Thorndike AN, Healey E, Sonnenberg L, Regan S. Participation and cardiovascular risk reduction in a voluntary worksite nutrition and physical activity program. Prev Med. 2011 Feb; 52(2):164-6. PMID: 21130804; PMCID: PMC3026874.
  16. Thorndike AN, Rigotti NA. A tragic triad: coronary artery disease, nicotine addiction, and depression. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2009 Sep; 24(5):447-53. PMID: 19550307.
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  17. Thorndike AN, Regan S, McKool K, Pasternak RC, Swartz S, Torres-Finnerty N, Rigotti NA. Depressive symptoms and smoking cessation after hospitalization for cardiovascular disease. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jan 28; 168(2):186-91. PMID: 18227366.
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  18. Thorndike AN, Rigotti NA. Implications: Cessation in Chapter 7: Cardiovascular Diseases. U.S Department of Health and Human Services. How Tobacco Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Tobacco-Attributable Disease. 2008.
  19. Levy DE, Thorndike AN, Biener L, Rigotti NA. Use of nicotine replacement therapy to reduce or delay smoking but not to quit: prevalence and association with subsequent cessation efforts. Tob Control. 2007 Dec; 16(6):384-9. PMID: 18048614; PMCID: PMC2807189.
  20. Thorndike AN, Regan S, Rigotti NA. The treatment of smoking by US physicians during ambulatory visits: 1994 2003. Am J Public Health. 2007 Oct; 97(10):1878-83. PMID: 17761570; PMCID: PMC1994176.
  21. Rigotti NA, Thorndike AN, Regan S, McKool K, Pasternak RC, Chang Y, Swartz S, Torres-Finnerty N, Emmons KM, Singer DE. Bupropion for smokers hospitalized with acute cardiovascular disease. Am J Med. 2006 Dec; 119(12):1080-7. PMID: 17145253.
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  22. Moran S, Thorndike AN, Armstrong K, Rigotti NA. Physicians' missed opportunities to address tobacco use during prenatal care. Nicotine Tob Res. 2003 Jun; 5(3):363-8. PMID: 12791532.
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  23. Thorndike AN, Biener L, Rigotti NA. Effect on smoking cessation of switching nicotine replacement therapy to over-the-counter status. Am J Public Health. 2002 Mar; 92(3):437-42. PMID: 11867326; PMCID: PMC1447095.
  24. Rigotti NA, Thorndike AN. Reducing the health burden of tobacco use: what's the doctor's role? Mayo Clin Proc. 2001 Feb; 76(2):121-3. PMID: 11213298.
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  25. Thorndike AN, Stafford RS, Rigotti NA. US physicians' treatment of smoking in outpatients with psychiatric diagnoses. Nicotine Tob Res. 2001 Feb; 3(1):85-91. PMID: 11260815.
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  26. Thorndike AN, Ferris TG, Stafford RS, Rigotti NA. Rates of U.S. physicians counseling adolescents about smoking. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999 Nov 03; 91(21):1857-62. PMID: 10547392.
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  27. Thorndike AN, Rigotti NA, Stafford RS, Singer DE. National patterns in the treatment of smokers by physicians. JAMA. 1998 Feb 25; 279(8):604-8. PMID: 9486755.
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