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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.edu | 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 Assistant 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.edu | Vita

Danielle Arigo

Danielle Arigo, PhD

Dani Arigo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Innovation Lab and Lowe Labs. She is a graduate of Drexel University (BS, Psychology). She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine emphasis) from Syracuse University and completed her clinical internship at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Her research investigates the use of social information to inform health decisions and health behaviors, including social facilitation of health behavior change via web-based social networking. Much of this work focuses on the influence of social comparisons on health behaviors in populations with eating- and weight-related conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, celiac disease, eating disorders, and body dissatisfaction. Dani also specializes in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions for health-related behavior change in medical settings.
Email: dra23@drexel.edu | Vita

Alison Kaufman

Alison Infield Kaufman, PsyD

Alison Infield Kaufman received her BA from Skidmore College, and her MS and PsyD in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology. She worked at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, and completed internships at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Regional Mental Health Center. Her dissertation examined methods of assessment for base rates of eating disorder and body dysmorphic disorder symptomatalogy. Her clinical and research interests include understanding body image, and the prevention and treatment of weight and eating disorders.
Email: alison.kaufman@drexel.edu

Lauren Bradley

Lauren Bradley

Lauren Bradley is a third year PhD student. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Biological Basis of Behavior with a minor in Nutrition. Her research interests include acceptance-based therapies for the treatment of obesity and eating disorders. She is particularly interested in the treatment of post-bariatric surgery weight regain. She is currently a practicum student at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.
Email: leb57@drexel.edu

Drew Frohn

Drew Frohn

Drew Frohn is a research coordinator for Evan Forman, PhD, primarily working on the second iteration of the Mind Your Health project. He graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2012 with a BA in psychology, and plans to further pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. His research interests include the prevention and treatment of obesity and maladaptive eating behaviors and mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches to therapy.
Email: aff34@drexel.edu

Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein is an undergraduate psychology major at Drexel University. She plans to attend a doctoral program in clinical psychology beginning next fall. Her research interests involve examining disordered eating behaviors, as well as investigating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment for obesity and weight gain prevention.
Email: spg38@drexel.edu

Adrienne Juarascio

Adrienne Juarascio

Adrienne Juarascio is currently on internship. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2008. Adrienne is interested in process and outcome in acceptance based treatments, particularly for eating disorders and obesity. For her dissertation she examined whether the addition of ACT groups to treatment as usual at a residential treatment facility for eating disorders improved treatment outcome. She anticipates graduating in 2013.
Email: adrienne.s.juarascio@drexel.edu

Stephanie Kerrigan

Stephanie Kerrigan

Stephanie Kerrigan is a first-year doctoral student. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Rowan University. Her research interests include acceptance-based treatments for obesity and eating disorders.
Email: sgk36@drexel.edu

Madeline Kirch

Madeline Kirch

Madeline Kirch is a research coordinator for Meghan Butryn, PhD, primarily working on Project ENACT. She graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Exercise and Sports Science. Her research interests include physical activity promotion and maintenance and obesity prevention and treatment. In the future, Madeline plans to attend a doctoral program in clinical psychology.
Email: mak379@drexel.edu

Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie is a first 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 the neurocognition of maladaptive eating behavior and developing evidence-based behavioral interventions for obesity and eating disorders.
Email: smm522@drexel.edu

Lindsay Martin

Lindsay Martin

Lindsay Martin is a second year PhD student in the Forman/Herbert lab. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology in 2008 from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she worked as a research assistant in doctoral labs specializing in acceptance-based behavioral interventions. She pursued a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, and while there served as the Data Manager for a multi-site treatment development trial using Acceptance-Based Separated Family Therapy (ASFT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Also during her time in Baltimore, she completed clinical and research training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Eating Disorder Program. Her interests include technique, process, and outcome in acceptance-based behavioral interventions, with a primary concentration in maladaptive eating behaviors and anxiety disorders.
Email: lindsay.m.martin@drexel.edu

Alyssa Matteucci

Alyssa Matteucci

Alyssa Matteucci is currently an undergraduate student at Drexel University, working towards her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. Upon graduating, Alyssa hopes to directly attend graduate school. Her research interests involve the use of acceptance-based treatments for the treatment of eating disorders and obesity, and neural correlates, personality and cognition in anorexia nervosa.
Email: am3443@drexel.edu

Renee Mikorski

Renee Mikorski

Renee Mikorski is currently a second year Master’s student at Drexel University. She has Bachelor’s of Arts in both Psychology and Biology from Boston University. Renee is interested in eating disorders and acceptance-based interventions.
Email: renee.mikorski@drexel.edu

Greer Raggio

Greer Raggio

Greer Raggio is a third-year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD. Greer earned an undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, and a Master in Public Health at Columbia University. She is interested in behavioral medicine broadly and, more specifically, obesity and associated public health issues, psycho-oncology, and women's mental health.
Email: gar34@drexel.edu

Leah Schumacher

Leah Schumacher

Leah Schumacher is a first year Masters student. Leah received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Dayton in 2011, where she also minored in Biology and Social Work. Leah is interested in eating disorders and other weight and eating-related issues, as well as acceptance-based interventions.
Email: lms457@drexel.edu

Jena Shaw

Jena Shaw

Jena Shaw is a fourth-year student in the PhD program. She is currently working in both the Forman-Herbert Lab and the Lowe Lab as her research interests involve the use of acceptance based treatments to improve health behavior change, particularly for weight loss and eating disorders. Her thesis used behavioral outcomes to measure the efficacy of an ACT-based treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in an inpatient setting and her dissertation will focus on the impact of implicit attitudes on eating behavior. She anticipates graduating in 2014.
Email: jas396@drexel.edu