Adrienne Juarascio, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

Adrienne Juarascio
Office: Stratton 226
Phone: (215) 553-7154
Website(s): Lab: Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change

Research Interests

  • Enhancing treatment outcomes for eating disorders and obesity

  • Acceptance-based behavioral treatments
  • Evaluating mechanisms of action in behavioral treatments


Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Juarascio’s primary line of research involves the development and evaluation of novel treatments for eating disorders. She has served as the primary investigator on over a dozen research studies, including a full-scale randomized controlled clinical trial of an acceptance-based behavioral treatment for eating pathology. She is currently the primary investigator for The CARE Project, a study assessing an acceptance-based group treatment for binge eating disorder, The Inhibitory Control Training Study, a project assessing the utility of computerized neurocognitive training programs for binge eating disorder, and The MOTIVATE study, an open-trial of a values-based intervention to improve motivation among patients receiving a residential treatment program for eating pathology. In addition to these projects Dr. Juarascio collaborates with other faculty in the Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change and the Program in Eating Disorders and Obesity Research where she serves as a co-investigator or collaborator on numerous on-going projects related to treatment development for eating and weight disorders.

Dr. Juarascio also teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Psychology, including History and Systems, Ethics, Theories and Practice of Clinical Psychology, Eating and Weight Disorders, and Abnormal Psychology. She is also the primary clinical supervisor for The DELTA Clinic, Drexel’s Eating Disorders and Weight Loss Treatment and Assessment Clinic where she provides training and supervision to clinical psychology doctoral students.