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Personnel

Current Personnel

Evan Forman

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 an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology. His primary research interests are the development and evaluation of new acceptance-based behavior treatments for obesity and other health problems, as well as anxiety; food cravings; and the neurocognition of eating behavior.
Email: evan.forman@drexel.eduFaculty Profile | Vita

Meghan Butryn

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.
Email: mlb34@drexel.eduFaculty Profile | Vita [PDF]

Adrienne Juarascio

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.
Email: adrienne.s.juarascio@drexel.edu | Faculty Profile

Diane Rosenbaum

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.
Email: dlr78@drexel.edu

Katherine Schaumberg, PhD

Katherine Schaumberg, PhD

Katherine received her BA in Psychology from Trinity University, and her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany – State University of New York. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her dissertation examined the health of staff members at weight loss summer camps as they followed a weight management program, evaluating the safety and efficacy of such an approach as an obesity prevention effort. Her interests include the prevention of eating disorders and obesity and examining the role of dietary restraint in weight management and eating disorder interventions.
Email: katherine@drexel.edu

Jennifer Barney

Jennifer Barney

Jennifer Barney is a first year Master's Student. 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 development of novel treatment methods for eating disorders in an attempt to reduce patient recidivism rates in in-patient treatment facilities as well as individualized manifestations of eating disorder behaviors and responses to differential treatment methods.
Email: jlb545@drexel.edu

Christine Call

Christine Call

Christine is a first 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.
Email: cc3397@drexel.edu

Cara Dochat

Cara Dochat

Cara Dochat is a research coordinator for Evan Forman, PhD, working primarily on the National Cancer Institute funded ProjectDASH. She graduated in 2013 from Gettysburg College with a BA in Psychology and Public Policy. Cara plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a research focus on maladaptive eating behaviors (overeating and binge eating) and their intersection with physical and mental health.
Email: cld93@drexel.edu

Britt Evans

Britt Evans

Britt Evans is a second year PhD student. She received her BA 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 then for the National Institutes of Mental Health in the Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism. Her research interests include eating disorders and obesity--in particular acceptance and mindfulness-based treatments for eating and weight disorders and behavioral interventions to prevent and treat obesity and disordered eating.
Email: bce27@drexel.edu

Dan Flack

Dan Flack

Dan Flack is a first 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.
Email: df456@drexel.edu

Monika Gaspar

Monika Gaspar

Monika Gaspar is a second year Master's student. Monika received a Bachelor's of Art in Psychology from Ohio State University in 2012. She is interested in acceptance-based interventions broadly and, more specifically, the relationship between depressive symptoms and the effectiveness of treatments for obesity.
Email: mg984@drexel.edu

Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein is a third year doctoral student. She has a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Drexel University. Her research interests involve the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions for health-related behavior change.
Email: spg38@drexel.edu

Colleen Kase

Colleen Kase

Colleen is a research coordinator for Meghan Butryn, PhD, working on Project ENACT and the Body Project. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with a BA in psychology and a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Her current interests include the interaction of gender and mental health and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.
Email: cak343@drexel.edu

Stephanie Kerrigan

Stephanie Kerrigan

Stephanie Kerrigan is a fourth-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.
Email: sgk36@drexel.edu

Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie is a forth 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.
Email: smm522@drexel.edu

Helen Murray

Helen Murray

Helen is a first 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.
Email: hb397@drexel.edu

Amani Piers

Amani Piers

Amani is a research coordinator for Meghan Butryn, PhD, working mainly on the new Project ImPACT. She graduated in 2014 from Trinity University with a BS in biology and psychology. In the future, she plans to pursue graduate work in clinical psychology. Her current research interests include anxiety disorders and eating disorders.
Email: adp84@drexel.edu

Jocelyn Remmert

Jocelyn Remmert

Jocelyn is a first year doctoral student working under the mentorships 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 women’s health.
Email: jr986@drexel.edu

Leah Schumacher

Leah Schumacher

Leah Schumacher is a first 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.
Email: lms457@drexel.edu

Arielle Wolinsky

Arielle Wolinsky

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.
Email: asw76@drexel.edu

Emily Wyckoff

Emily Wyckoff

Emily Wyckoff is a research coordinator for Evan Forman, PhD. She graduated from Goucher College in 2014 with a BA in psychology. Her research interests include mindfulness and acceptance based interventions for maladaptive eating behaviors. Emily plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.
Email: epw38@drexel.edu