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Drexel Psychology Doctoral Student Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie M. Manasse, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
WELL Center
Office: Stratton 244
Phone: 215.553.7157


  • BA, Psychology, University of California Berkeley
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Drexel University
  • Pre-doctoral clinical internship, Drexel Psychological Services Center
  • PhD Clinical Psychology, Drexel University

Research Interests:

Impulsivity-related maintenance factors and predictors of treatment outcome for eating and weight disorders, affect tolerance and regulation in eating and weight disorders, ecological momentary assessment, development and utilization of behavioral measurement methods, treatment development for eating and weight disorders


Stephanie Manasse, PhD, received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University. She has also received training in the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania and the Stanford University Eating Disorders Research Program. She is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at the Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Sciences (WELL Center). She is interested in developing novel treatments for adolescents and adults with eating disorders, and utilizing novel assessment methods to identify cognitive and affective maintenance factors of binge eating pathology. Her ongoing projects aim to develop a virtual reality based inhibitory control training for reducing binge eating, and to use psychophysiology to identify predictors of outcome from treatment for adolescent eating disorders.

Selected Publications:

  • Manasse, S.M., Clark, K.C., Juarascio, A.S., & Forman, E.M. (in press). 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.
  • 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., Espel, H. M., Schumacher, L. M., Kerrigan, S. G., Zhang, F., Forman, E. M., & Juarascio, A. S. (2016). Does impulsivity predict outcome in treatment for binge eating disorder? A multimodal investigation. Appetite, 105, 172-179.
  • 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
  • Manasse, S.M., Forman, E. M., Ruocco, A.C., Butryn, M.L., Juarascio, A. S. & Fitzpatrick, K. K. (2015), Do executive functioning deficits underpin binge eating disorder? A comparison of overweight women with and without binge eating pathology. Int. J. Eat. Disord. 48: 677–683. doi: 10.1002/eat.22383
  • Manasse, S.M., Espel, H. M., Forman, E. M., Ruocco, A. C., Juarascio, A. S., Butryn, M. L., ... & Lowe, M. R. (2015). The independent and interacting effects of hedonic hunger and executive function on binge eating. Appetite, 89, 16-21.
  • Manasse, S.M., Juarascio, A.S., Forman, E.M., Berner, L.A., Butryn, M.L., & Ruocco, A.C. (2014). Executive Functioning in Overweight Individuals with and without Loss‐of‐Control Eating. European Eating Disorders Review, 22(5), 373-377.