After receiving my BA in Psychology from Yale University, I attended the University of Minnesota where I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology. I completed my predoctoral clinical psychology internship at the Yale School of Medicine. My NIH-funded research focuses on examining novel approaches to treating eating disorders by targeting the psychological and neurobiological factors that maintain these conditions. I am especially interested in identifying the role of emotion in eating disorder maintenance, as well as innovative approaches to clinical assessment. I serve as the Program Director of our multisite T32 Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorder Research. In addition, I work as a clinician in our Interventional Psychiatry Program where I provide psychotherapy to individuals with mood, eating, and anxiety disorders.
- Behavioral interventions
- Adult psychopathology assessment/diagnosis measures (e.g. SCID) for psychiatric disorders
- Eating disorders (e.g. EDE)
(for academic support only)
In the Media
- 2023: Featured in this article titled, “Celebrating the many ways that psychologists help us".
- 2023: Featured in this Medical School article titled, “Talking eating disorders with U of M,” to commemorate National Eating Disorders Week, February 27-March 5.
- 2023: Featured in this article titled, “Common themes emerge as members of the department think about Women in Medicine Month".
Eating disorders: Specifically treatment outcome, assessment, and diagnosis