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Drexel Psychology Doctoral Student Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie Manasse, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director, MS and Accelerated BS/MS in Psychology Programs
Director, mPOWER Program (WELL Center)
Director, Child and Adolescent Program (WELL Center)
WELL Center
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 244
Phone: 215.553.7157


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Drexel University, 2017
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Drexel University, 2014
  • BA, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Curriculum Vitae:

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

  • Novel treatments for adolescents and adults with eating disorders
  • Momentary drivers of binge eating
  • Self-regulation
  • Ecological momentary assessment


Stephanie Manasse, PhD, received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University. She is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at the Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Sciences (WELL Center). She also directs the mPOWER program, a summer fellowship for underrepresented minority trainees who wish to pursue research careers. She is also the Director of the MS and Accelerated BS/MS in Psychology Programs. Her research program centers around developing novel treatments for adolescents and adults with eating and weight disorders, focusing on improving self-regulation. She also is particularly interested in discovering maintenance factors (e.g., neurocognitive, affective, sleep-related) of disordered eating behavior that can serve as novel intervention targets.

Ongoing projects include

  1. Project REBOOT and TakeControlVR: developing novel inhibitory control training programs for reducing binge eating;
  2. Project REACH: understanding aberrant decision-making and neurocognitive processes that contribute to disordered eating behavior in adolescents;
  3. FamilySafetyNet: Testing a novel attachment-based family therapy for adolescents with eating disorders;
  4. Project RESET: testing a novel sleep intervention to improve self-regulation in adolescents with binge eating; and
  5. Project MOMENT: A study using ecological momentary assessment to understand predictors of disordered eating behavior.

Selected Publications:

*Denotes Mentee

  • Manasse, S.M., *Lampe, E.W., *Gillikin, L., *Trainor, C., *Abber S. R., *Fitzpatrick, B., *Sanchez, H., & Juarascio, A.S. (In press) An Examination of Daily Sleep Characteristics and Subsequent Eating Disorder Behavior Among Individuals with Binge-spectrum Eating Disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity.
  • Manasse, S.M., Haedt-Matt, A.A., Smith, K.E., Egbert, A.H., O’Sullivan, K., Koren, D., Engel, S., & Goldschmidt, A.B (in press). The moderating role of sleep duration on momentary relations between negative affect and loss-of-control eating in children and adolescents with overweight/obesity. European Eating Disorders Review.
  • *Trainor, C., Michael, M.L, *Lampe, E.W, Presseller, E.K, Juarascio, A., & Manasse, S.M. (In press). Associations between emotion regulation and remission following Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults with bulimia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review.
  • *Lampe, E. W., Wons, O., Taylor, L. C., Juarascio, A. S., & Manasse, S. M. (2022). Associations between fear of weight gain and exercise in binge-spectrum eating disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 1-8.
  • Manasse, S. M., *Lampe, E. W., *Abber, S. R., *Butler, R., *Gillikin, L., & *Trainor, C. (2021). Exposure-enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescents with binge eating: An initial case series. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 26(4), 1124-1136.
  • Manasse, S. M., Michael, M. L., Lin, M., *Gillikin, L., Zhang, F., Forman, E. M., & Juarascio, A. (2021). Can a Short Screening Tool Discriminate Between Overeating and Binge Eating in Treatment‐Seeking Individuals with Obesity?. Obesity, 29(4), 706-712.
  • Manasse, S.M., *Lampe, E. W., Juarascio, A. S., Zhu, J., & Forman, E. M. (2020). Using virtual reality to train inhibitory control and reduce binge eating: A proof-of-concept study. Appetite, 157, 104988.
  • *Lampe, E. W., Abber, S. R., Forman, E. M., & **Manasse, S. M. (2020). Guidelines for caregivers and healthcare professionals on speaking to children about overweight and obesity: a systematic review of the gray literature. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 10(5), 1144-1154.
  • Manasse, S. M., *Lampe, E. W., *Gillikin, L., *Payne‐Reichert, A., Zhang, F., Juarascio, A. S., & Forman, E. M. (2020). The project REBOOT protocol: Evaluating a personalized inhibitory control training as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy for bulimia nervosa and binge‐eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(6), 1007-1013.
  • Manasse, S. M., Murray, H. B., Parker, M., Forman, E. M., & Juarascio, A. S. (2020). A characterization of binge planning behavior in individuals with binge-spectrum eating disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 25(4), 1099-1103.
  • Manasse, S.M., Clark, K.C., Juarascio, A.S., & Forman, E.M. (2019). Developing more efficient, effective, and disseminable treatments for eating disorders: An overview of the Multiphase Optimization Strategy. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity, 1-13.
  • Manasse, S. M., Crochiere, R. J., Dallal, D. H., Lieber, E. W., Schumacher, L. M., Crosby, R. D., ... & Forman, E. M. (2018). A multimodal investigation of impulsivity as a moderator of the relation between momentary elevations in negative internal states and subsequent dietary lapses. Appetite, 127, 52-58.
  • Manasse, S. M., Schumacher, L. M., Goldstein, S. P., Martin, G. J., Crosby, R. D., Juarascio, A. S., ... & Forman, E. M. (2018). Are individuals with loss‐of‐control eating more prone to dietary lapse in behavioural weight loss treatment? An ecological momentary assessment study. European Eating Disorders Review, 26(3), 259-264.
  • Manasse, S.M., Flack, D., Dochat, C., Zhang, F., Butryn, M. L., & Forman, E. M. (2017). Not so fast: The impact of impulsivity on weight loss varies by treatment type. Appetite, 113, 193-199.
  • Manasse, S.M., Goldstein, S.P., Wyckoff, E.P., Forman, E.M., Butryn, M.L., Juarascio, A.S., Ruocco, A.C., & Nederkoorn, C. (2016). Slowing down and taking a second look: Inhibitory deficits in binge eating disorder are not food-specific. Appetite, 96, 555-559