Research Interests: prevention and treatment of body image and eating disorders, with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ folks, gender differences, and the brain-body relationship (interoception)

Her research focuses on developing and evaluating interventions for appearance-based and eating disorders in populations, or within constructs, that have been traditionally overlooked. Her current research projects focus on reducing eating disorder and muscle dysmorphia risk for LGBTQ+ and male populations, understanding factors related to treatment outcome across gender and sexual identity, the effectiveness of DBT for eating disorders, and how interoception and gastric specific anxiety sensitivity can be targeted in eating disorder treatment (e.g., interoceptive exposure).

Expertise: Eating Disorders

PhD, Florida State University, Clinical Psychology