Ann Haynos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ann Haynos

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9822

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Natasha Hampton-Anderson

Administrative Email

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2015-2017

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2015

MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012

BA, Psychology, The Catholic University of America, 2005

Medical Psychology Internship, Duke University Medical Center, 2014-2015


Dr. Haynos received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015. She 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. Dr. Haynos' 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. She is also interested in using novel computational methods and analytical tools to enhance research on eating disorders. Her 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.

Awards & Recognition

2018- National Institute of Mental Health Loan Repayment Program Award

2018- Career Development Institute for Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Pittsburg/Stanford University

2017- Global Foundation for Eating Disorders/ Eating Disorders Research Society Award for Postdoctoral Young Scientists

2017- International Journal of Eating Disorders Best Paper by an Early Career Scholar Award

2016- Society for Psychophysiological Research Fellowship Training Award

2015- Academy of Eating Disorders Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowship 

2013- Wilson Award, University of Nevada, Reno

2008- Excellence Fellowship, University of Nevada, Reno

2005- Distinguished Psychology Major Award, The Catholic University of America

2005- Summa cum Laude, The Catholic University of America

2001- University Scholarship, The Catholic University of America


Research Summary/Interests

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.


Haynos, A. F., Hall, L. M. J., Lavender, J. M., Peterson, C. B., Crow, S. J., Klimes-Dougan, B... Camchong, J. (2019). Resting state functional connectivity of networks associated with reward and habit in anorexia nervosa. Human Brain Mapping, 40, 652-662.

Haynos, A. F., Wall, M. M., Chen, C., Wang, S. B., Loth, K., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2018). Patterns of weight control behavior persisting beyond young adulthood: Results from a 15-year longitudinal study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 1090-1097.

Haynos, A. F., Wang, S. B., & Fruzzetti, A. E. (2018). Restrictive eating is associated with emotion regulation difficulties in a non-clinical sample. Eating Disorders, 26, 5-12.

Haynos, A. F., Berg, K. C., Cao, L., Crosby, R. D., Lavender, J. M., Utzinger, L. M... Crow, S. J. (2017). Trajectories of higher- and lower-order dimensions of negative and positive affect relative to restrictive eating in anorexia nervosa. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 495-505.

Haynos, A. F., Watts, A. W., Loth, K. A., Pearson, C. P., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2016). Factors predicting an escalation of restrictive eating during adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59, 391-396.

Haynos, A. F., Lillis, J., Forman, E. M., & Butryn, M. L. (Eds.). (2016). Mindfulness and acceptance for treating eating disorders and weight concerns. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

Haynos, A. F., Hill, B., & Fruzzetti, A. E. (2016). Emotion regulation training to reduce problematic dietary restriction: An experimental analysis. Appetite, 103, 265-274.

Haynos, A. F., Crosby, R. D., Engel, S. G., Lavender, J. M., Wonderlich, S. A., Mitchell, J. E., et al. (2015). Testing an emotional avoidance model of restriction in anorexia nervosa using ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 68, 134-139.

Haynos, A. F., Field, A. E., Wilfley, D. E., & Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (2015). A novel classification paradigm for understanding the positive and negative outcomes associated with dieting. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 362-366.

Haynos, A. F., & Fruzzetti, A. E. (2011). Anorexia nervosa as a disorder of emotion dysregulation: Theory, evidence, and treatment implications. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18, 183-202.


Academic Interests and Focus

Dr. Haynos has 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. Dr. Haynos has also provided clinical training and supervision on dialectical behavior therapy and treatment of eating disorders.

Teaching Areas

Eating Disorders
Psychology of Gender 
Psychology of Adolescence
Child Psychology


Clinical Interests

Eating Disorders; Body Image; Obesity; Anxiety Disorders

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Haynos has been trained to provide individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Dr. Haynos' clinical experience has 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).