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Drexel Psychology Doctoral Student Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie M. Manasse, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
WELL Center
Office: Stratton 276
Phone: 215.553.7125


  • 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 received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is an assistant research professor at the WELL Center. Prior to receiving her clinical psychology degree at Drexel, she was a research coordinator in the Stanford University Eating Disorders Research Program. She is interested in utilizing novel assessment methods, including behavioral and neural measurement, to identify affective and neuropsychological maintenance factors of binge eating pathology, and the development and evaluation of new treatment components to target these factors. Her NIH National Research Service Award (F31)-funded project aims to develop a novel behavioral measure of emotional distress tolerance.

Selected Publications:

  • 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.