Faculty Publications

Kathy James

Dr. Kathy's Health & Weight Loss Guide


USD Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science Professor Dr. Kathy James', Health and Weight-Loss Guide helps to improve your health, lose weight, or find out if you are already on track. This book is a great reference that quickly analyzes your habits and food choices and gives you the bottom line of what you need to know to make healthy choices. The content is based on the latest science and Dr. Kathy's twenty years of behavioral and nutritional counseling with busy people! Learn what works to lose weight, how to reduce cholesterol or lower your blood pressure, how to eat healthy on the go, and the best food choices for high energy. Simple, direct answers, easy-to-read charts, and favorite recipes provide the resources for success.


Dr. Kathy James received a DNSc and MSN from the University of San Diego and is a certified Family and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. James volunteers at Linda Vista Community Clinic, owns three weight clinics run by advanced practice nurses, and does health promotion research. In 2012, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses in Washington, DC. Her expertise has advanced the care of families in obesity prevention/intervention through workshops for hundreds of nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals globally. Through community and interdisciplinary partnerships, her work has led to the implementation of a nationally recognized program “Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition” (WECAN) in an underserved, ethnically diverse population in San Diego, CA. This project dramatically decreases health disparities by improving access to weight management strategies, demonstrating long term effectiveness in preventing childhood obesity in minority and low income families; and provides empirical evidence for promotion of this program globally.

Dr. James is active in statewide and national task forces which develop tool kits to educate health professionals and speaks to audiences of all ages at local, national and international conferences. Dr. James doesn't just write or talk about obesity; she experienced it firsthand, losing sixty pounds twenty years ago. She's kept the weight off using the practical and informative tips she shares in this book.

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