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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 290
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:

  • Eating disorders
  • Self-regulation
  • Eating behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Intervention development
  • Ecological momentary assessment
  • Inhibitory control


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 disorders and weight concerns, with a focus 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. Dr. Manasse holds/has held NIH funding from several different institutes (NIMH, NIDDK, NHLBI) to test novel intervention techniques to improve dysregulated eating behavior.

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;
  5. Project MOMENT: A study using ecological momentary assessment to understand predictors of disordered eating behavior;
  6. Project WATCH: Testing a novel acceptance-based healthy lifestyle intervention for diverse adolescents
  7. Sleep2Health: Testing a novel behavioral sleep skills intervention and its effects on self-regulation and eating behavior in adolescents

Selected Publications:

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  • *D’Adamo, L., Sonnenblick, R.M., Juarascio, A.S., & **Manasse, S.M. (in press). Relations between forms of dietary restraint, restriction, and loss-of-control eating among adolescents seeking weight control: An ecological momentary assessment study. Eating Behaviors. 
  • Manasse, S.M., Russon, J., Lampe, E.W., King, A., *Abber, S.R., *Trainor, C., *Gillikin, L., Levy, S., Diamond, G. (In press) Attachment-based Family Therapy to Improve Family Functioning in Adolescent Binge-Spectrum Eating Disorders: An Initial Evaluation Via Case Series Design. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  • *Lampe, E.W., Gorrell, S., Smith, K., Juarascio, A.S., **Manasse, S.M. (In press). Trajectories of Positive and Negative Affect Before and After Exercise Among Individuals with Binge Eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
  • Manasse, S.M., *Trainor, C., *Payne-Reichert, A., *Abber, S., *Lampe, E.W., *Gillikin, L.M., Juarascio, A.S., & Forman, E.M. (In press). Does virtual reality enhance the effects of inhibitory control training for loss of control eating? A pilot factorial experiment. Eating Behaviors.
  • Manasse, S. M., *Lampe, E. W., *Abber, S. R., *Fitzpatrick, B., Srivastava, P., & Juarascio, A. S. (2023). Differentiating types of dietary restraint and their momentary relations with loss‐of‐control eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders56(5), 969-977.
  • Manasse, S.M., *Lampe, E.W., *Gillikin, L., *Trainor, C., *Abber S. R., *Fitzpatrick, B., *Sanchez, H., & Juarascio, A.S. (2022) 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 Obesity27(8), 3743-3749.
  • Manasse, S. M., *Lampe, E. W., Srivastava, P., Payne‐Reichert, A., Mason, T. B., & Juarascio, A. S. (2022). Momentary associations between fear of weight gain and dietary restriction among individuals with binge‐spectrum eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders55(4), 541-552.
  • Manasse, S. M., Haedt‐Matt, A. A., Smith, K. E., Egbert, A. H., O’Sullivan, K., Koren, D., ... & Goldschmidt, A. B. (2022). The moderating role of sleep duration on momentary relations between negative affect and loss‐of‐control eating in children and adolescents. European Eating Disorders Review30(6), 815-822.
  • *Trainor, C., Michael, M. L., *Lampe, E. W., Presseller, E. K., Juarascio, A., & Manasse, S. M. (2022). Associations between emotion regulation and remission following cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with bulimia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review30(4), 426-434.
  • 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 Psychiatry26(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?. Obesity29(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. Appetite157, 104988.
  • 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 Disorders53(6), 1007-1013.