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Chloe Hessler

Research Coordinator, WELL Center

Research Interests:

  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Idea of processed foods as an addictive substance


Chloe Hessler is a research coordinator for Erica LaFata, Ph.D., working primarily on Project Response (1K23DK129825-01A1). Chloe graduated summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in Psychology. During her time at TCNJ, Chloe spent four semesters with Ashley Borders, Ph.D., in the Cognitive Outcomes and Processes Lab conducting both collaborative and independent research. She collaborated with her peers in running a study that aimed to understand anger rumination and its correlates, and she independently designed a study that examined the relationships between rumination, stress, and binge eating. In addition, Chloe completed her senior honors thesis in Fall 2021, which focused on creating a metacognitive model for food addiction. Her research interests have always focused on understanding eating disorders and, more recently, the idea of processed foods as an addictive substance. In the future, Chloe aspires to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.