Evan Forman, PhD
Evan Forman received his BA from Cornell University and his PhD from the University of Rochester. He completed clinical internships and fellowships at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, the University of Pennsylvania and the Beck Institute. Currently he serves as Professor of Psychology and has interests in the development, evaluation and dissemination of innovative behavioral and technology-based interventions for health behavior change.
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Meghan Butryn, PhD
Meghan Butryn received her BS from Cornell University, and her PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University. She completed her clinical internship at Brown Medical School. Currently she is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her primary research interests are innovations in behavioral approaches to obesity treatment and prevention, including acceptance-based therapies; understanding self-control of eating behavior; developing interventions for physical activity promotion; and disseminating evidence-based eating disorders prevention programs.
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Adrienne Juarascio, PhD
Adrienne Juarascio received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University. She is currently an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her primary research interests involve the development and evaluation of innovative treatments for eating disorder including acceptance-based treatments, ecological momentary interventions, and neurocognitive training.
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Diane Rosenbaum, PhD
Diane Rosenbaum is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change and the Lowe Lab. She received her BA from Boston University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Medicine from University of Missouri-St. Louis. After a clinical psychology internship at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, she returned to her hometown of Philadelphia to pursue clinical research focused on behavioral and psychological factors in eating and weight management. Her interests include evidence-based interventions for obesity, binge eating disorder, women's health concerns, and facilitating health behavior change in medical settings. She also enjoys teaching.
Jennifer Barney is a second year master's student working under Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2013. Prior to beginning her graduate studies she worked as a residential counselor with both adolescents and adults at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center. Her research interests include the improvement of current treatment methods for eating disorders through research of mechanisms of change as well as the development of novel treatment methods for eating disorders in an attempt to reduce patient relapse and better understand individual responses to differential treatment methods.
Christine is a second year PhD student. After receiving her bachelor's degree in psychology from Princeton University in 2012, she worked as a research assistant at the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her research interests include identifying risk and maintenance factors for obesity and eating disorders and developing behavioral interventions that address these factors. She is also interested in examining the impact of physical activity on eating and weight problems.
Meg Clark is a research coordinator for Meghan Butryn, PhD, working primarily with Project Impact. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 with a BS in Applied Developmental Psychology. Prior to joining Drexel, Meg worked for various government and quasi-government entities, including the Pennsylvania Dept of Education and Governor's Office. She decided to change careers in order to fulfill her undergraduate research interests and plans on pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology. Her current research interests include evidenced-based interventions, including interventions for obesity and mental health, with children in school and community-based settings.
Alexandra is a research coordinator for Meghan Butryn, PhD, working mainly on Project ImPACT. She graduated in 2015 from Northeastern University with a BS in psychology, and spent a year working as a residence counselor on the Klarman Eating Disorders Unit of McLean Hospital. In the future, she plans to pursue graduate work in clinical psychology. Her current research interests include behavioral treatments for disordered eating and related comorbidities.
Cara Dochat is a research coordinator for Evan Forman who primarily coordinates Project DASH. She graduated in 2013 from Gettysburg College with a BA in Psychology and Public Policy and spent two years working in crisis intervention before joining the lab. Cara plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a research focus on maladaptive eating behaviors and their intersection with physical and mental health. She is interested in holistic treatment models which simultaneously address psychological and physiological concerns, and developing acceptance-based lifestyle modification treatments for patients with medically-relevant dietary restrictions.
Britt is a third year doctoral student. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Amherst College in 2011. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked as a research assistant for the University of Minnesota Eating Disorders Research Group and as a research coordinator at the National Institute of Mental Health in the Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism. Her current research interests include novel treatments for eating disorders and obesity, and weight loss treatment in individuals with binge eating disorder.
Val is a research assistant for Evan Forman who primarily works on Project DASH. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and English from the University of Connecticut in 2015. Prior to joining the lab, Val interned for the Mental Health and Non-Communicable Disease Unit at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Her research interests include the impact of under-developed emotional education and expression on the physiological experience of emotion, distress tolerance, and subsequent maladaptive coping mechanisms in at-risk adolescents. Val plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in the near future.
Dan Flack is a second year PhD student. He received his MA in clinical psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University in 2015, and his BS in behavior analysis and philosophy from Western Michigan University in 2012. Before coming to Drexel, Dan worked with substance use disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and investigated the overlap between depression and type II diabetes at Columbia University. His research interests include mindfulness based interventions and the use of advanced technological and statistical tools for investigating biopsychosocial disorders and their treatments.
Stephanie Goldstein is a fourth year doctoral student. She earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Drexel University in 2013. Her research interests involve the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions for health-related behavior change. In particular, she has been heavily involved in the development of a smartphone app that is designed to predict lapses from a weight control diet.
Stephanie Kerrigan is a fifth year doctoral student who received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Rowan University. Prior to beginning graduate school, she served as a research coordinator for two years at Drexel University. She is interested in health behavior change, particularly adherence to behavioral recommendations, and applying advanced methodologies and statistics to health behavior research. Her thesis examined distress tolerance and executive function as moderators of the relationship between intention and behavior in individuals enrolled in a weight loss program.
Madeline Lagacey is in her fourth year out of five in a combined Bs/Ms program in psychology. Her research interests include evaluation and development of treatment strategies in an effort to reduce relapse rates as well as eating disorders and body image in female athletes. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.
Stephanie is a fifth year doctoral student. Stephanie received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to starting graduate school, she was a research coordinator in the Stanford University Eating Disorders Research Program. She is interested in utilizing novel assessment methods, including behavioral and neural measurement, to identify affective and neuropsychological maintenance factors of binge eating pathology, and the development and evaluation of new treatment components to target these factors. Her NIH National Research Service Award funded dissertation aims to develop a novel behavioral measure of emotional distress tolerance.
Jerry Martin is a research coordinator for Evan Forman who primarily coordinates Project DietAlert and Mind Your Health. He graduated in 2015 from Temple University with a BA in Psychology. Jerry plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the near future. His primary research interests include behavioral treatments for anxiety and mood disorders, specifically among children and adolescents.
Helen is a second year doctoral student, working under the mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgetown University in 2011. Prior to beginning graduate school, Helen worked as a research coordinator at Children’s National Medical Center and then in the Eating Disorders Clinical & Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests include examination of treatment strategies for eating disorders as well as underlying mechanisms of disordered eating within a transdiagnostic framework.
Jocelyn is a second year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD. She graduated in 2013 from Middlebury College with a BA in Psychology, and then spent two years as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital in Behavioral Medicine. Her research interests include evidence-based interventions for obesity, particularly at the intersection of primary care, and physical activity promotion.
Leah Schumacher is a second year PhD student. She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Dayton in 2011, and is currently finishing her M.S. in Psychology at Drexel University. Her research interests include behavioral and psychosocial treatments for obesity and eating disorders, ecologically-valid methods of assessment, and how individuals perceive and respond to failures in adhering to health behavior change goals.
Arielle is a research coordinator for Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. She graduated from Skidmore College in 2013 with a BA in psychology. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Psychology at Rutgers University. Her research interests include individual differences in one’s relationship with food as well as innovative treatments for eating disorders and obesity. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.