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WELL Center

The Drexel University Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science, or the WELL Center, is an interdisciplinary clinical research center which aims to develop, test and disseminate new behavioral and technological solutions to the problems of obesity, poor diet, sedentariness and disordered eating.

Missions of the WELL Center

  • Research Mission: The research mission of the WELL Center is to identify the core risk and maintenance factors for eating disorders, obesity and sedentary behavior, and to develop, evaluate and disseminate new behavioral and technological solutions for these challenging-to-treat concerns. The Center is currently conducting a broad array of research projects focused on these topics.
  • Clinical Mission: The Center includes the WELL Clinic, which serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The Clinic provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment for obesity, eating disorders, and related conditions, and also provides bariatric surgery evaluations and nutritional counseling.
  • Training Mission: The WELL Center serves as a top-notch training site for professionals, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates.


Interested in being a research volunteer and/or receiving no cost state-of-the art treatment? We are currently recruiting research participants who experience overeating, emotional eating, binge eating, and/or who would like to lose weight. See our Research Page for a description of our eating disorder and weight loss studies.

Enroll in a weight loss study

Enroll in an eating disorder study

Receive evidence-based treatment at The WELL Clinic

Interested in receiving state-of-the art, evidence-based treatment for weight management, eating disorders, or related conditions? Please contact the WELL Clinic at 215.553.7100 or

Learn more about the WELL Clinic


Directed by Evan Forman, PhD, the WELL Center consists of core, research, and affiliated faculty, and serves as a first-class training site for professionals, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates.

The WELL Center is recruiting faculty, staff and undergraduate research assistants. Learn more about opportunities at the WELL Center.


Professors Butryn, Forman, Juarascio, and Manasse are recruiting talented individuals to join our team as MS Psychology and Clinical Psychology PhD students. Students will be closely mentored by one or more faculty. See the Prospective Graduate FAQ page and the WELL Center Projects/Trainee Outcomes page for more information.


The WELL Center is pleased to be recruiting for two NIH-funded post-doctoral fellows under joint supervision from Evan Forman, PhD, and Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. For information, please check our Prospective Post-Doctoral Fellows page.