|Present||Associate Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine ‐ Department of Psychology|
obesity treatment and prevention in children and adults, impact of social support on weight loss outcomes in bariatric surgery patients, pediatric obesity treatment, psychosocial factors in bariatric surgery, school and community-based obesity prevention and treatment initiatives, food addiction, urban consumer food purchasing behaviors, and cognitive-behavioral interventions for adult obesity
|2012 - 2014||The role of social support in bariatric surgery weight and behavioral outcomes|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|Present||Member, American Psychological Association||Present||Member, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery||Present||Member, The Obesity Society|
- CPSY 664: Psychology of Eating and Weight Disorders
- CPSY 713: Practicum VIII
- CPSY 653: Practicum II
- CPSY 662: Behavior Therapy
|PhD, Yeshiva University ‐ Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis)|
Scholarly Articles (36)
Understanding the Bariatric Patient Perspective in the National Patient-Centered Clinical ...
Obesity Surgery (2020)
BACKGROUND: In 2016, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funded the National Patient Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) Bariatric Study (PBS). ...
Demographic, Clinical, and Behavioral Determinants of 7-Year Weight Change Trajectories ...
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (2018)
BACKGROUND: Weight change trajectories after weight-loss surgery may vary significantly. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the weight trajectories of Roux-en-Y gastric ...