Rachel Barnes
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Credentials
PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Biography

Bio

Administrator Info
Name: Colleen Doyle
Email: doyl0050@umn.edu

Summary
Dr. Barnes is an associate professor and licensed clinical psychologist specializing in eating and weight disorders. Her programmatic line of research focuses on designing and testing the dissemination of specialty care weight-loss and eating disorders treatments into primary care, including nutrition counseling, motivational interviewing (MI), and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and interrelated studies examining individuals struggling with overweight/obesity, disordered eating, and related sequelae such as body image, metabolic syndrome, mood and anxiety, and weight loss surgery. Prior to her current appointment, she was an associate research scientist with the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Barnes provides outpatient clinical services to the Primary Care Clinic, the Multidisciplinary Weight Management team, and inpatient consultation on medical units at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She has served as a peer-reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and numerous journals.

Research Summary

  • overweight
  • obesity
  • binge-eating disorder
  • loss of control eating following weight loss surgery
  • metabolic syndrome
  • body image

Teaching Summary

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology

Clinical Summary

  • overweight
  • obesity
  • binge-eating disorder
  • loss of control eating following weight loss surgery
  • metabolic syndrome
  • body image
  • anxiety
  • weight loss surgery assessment

Honors and Recognition

NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program
2009