Annie Haynos

Adjunct Assistant Professor


I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015. I completed a pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center and the post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota through the Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research T32. My primary research focus is on elucidating and intervening upon the biological and behavioral decision-making mechanisms that promote the development and maintenance of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa. I am also interested in using novel computational methods and analytical tools to enhance research on eating disorders. My research is funded through the NIMH, Klarman Family Foundation for Eating Disorders Research, Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research, and University of Minnesota.I have taught undergraduate psychology courses on development and gender, as well as presented on eating disorders, personality disorders, and dialectical behavior therapy as a guest lecturer. I have also provided clinical training and supervision on dialectical behavior therapy and treatment of eating disorders.I have been trained to provide individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. My clinical experiences have predominantly involved traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy, third wave behavior therapies (dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy), and specialized eating disorder treatment (family based treatment).Professional outreach and public service is also a key focus of my career. I am an editorial board member of the International Journal of Eating Disorders , and Eating Behaviors. I have also presented both nationally and internationally at over 40 conferences.

Research Summary

Dr. Haynos' primary research interests include using a range of methods (e.g., neuroimaging, behavioral paradigms, ecological momentary assessment) and analytical approaches (e.g., computational modeling) to identify decision-making mechanisms (e.g., emotion regulation, reward) associated with the risk and maintenance of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa. Dr. Haynos is also interested in developing and evaluating novel behavioral and biological treatments, including real-time fMRI neurofeedback, that precisely target the maintaining mechanisms of eating disorders.

Clinical Summary

Eating Disorders; Body Image; Obesity; Anxiety Disorders




Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454