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Evan Forman

Evan Forman, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences

Contact:

emf27@drexel.edu

215.553.7113

Evan Forman, PhD, is a professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The clinical psychologist studies health-related behavior change, especially related to problems of obesity and overeating, food cravings and neurocognition of eating. His research interests also include cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based psychotherapies, and developing technological innovations — like smartphone apps and computer games — to treat health conditions.

He is also director of the University’s Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center), an interdisciplinary clinical research center which aims to develop, test and disseminate new behavioral and technological solutions to treat obesity, poor diet, sedentariness and disordered eating. 

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In the News

  • New Tech Predicts When People Might Cheat on Their Diet

    Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was on an April 14 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) “@ Issue” episode discussing his research on a smartphone app, OnTrack, that predicts and prevents diet lapses.

  • Weight Loss, Quality of Life Enhanced by Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy

    Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 13 Healio article about his recently published research of acceptance-based behavioral therapy for long-term weight loss and increased quality of life.

  • Learning to Cope With Cravings and Eat Mindfully Helped Jerome Williams Lose 135 Pounds

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and the director of the WELL Center, and Jerome Wilson, a senior collections specialist at Drexel, were featured in a Sept. 16 NBC News article about Wilson’s weight loss, which he achieved after enrolling in a clinical trial led by the Department of Psychology.

  • New Drexel Program Helped Man Lose 140 Pounds

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a July 16 KYW-TV (CBS-3) story about the opening of the WELL Clinic and the success story of Jerome Wilson, a loans and collection representative at Drexel, who lost 140 pounds after participating in a Drexel weight loss study led by Forman and colleagues.

  • Drexel launches outpatient clinic for eating disorders, weight management

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in a July 12 Philly Voice story about the opening of the WELL Clinic, which will offer treatment for weight management and eating disorders.

  • The Latest Word on Weight Loss

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in the November issue of Prevention magazine about how acceptance-based behavioral therapy can help people lose weight.

  • 'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Slim Down

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 30 Health Day story about his research study on a type of weight-loss therapy that focuses on “mindful” decision-making. The story was picked up by multiple media outlets, including WebMD, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Arizona Daily Star on Sept. 30. The research was also covered in a Sept. 30 Medical Daily story.

  • Health Buzz: How Getting a Good Night's Sleep Could Curb Your Junk Food Habit

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 23 U.S. News & World Report slideshow about how “accepting displeasure” when trying to lose weight could be effective.

  • Marshmallow Test: What It Reveals About Our Children's Future Success

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment on Feb. 22 about instant gratification.

  • New Therapy Helps You Lose Weight Despite Feeling Tired & Hungry

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 27 Live Science story about a study he led, which showed how a behavioral therapy that teaches people to accept feelings of discomfort helped them lose weight.

  • Philly Researchers Develop ‘Brain Game’ That Helps Resist Sweets, Drop Pounds

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a Sept. 21 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment about DietDASH, a brain-training, weight loss program that he is developing at Drexel.

  • An App to Stop Cheating on a Diet

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured a Sept. 17 Philadelphia Inquirer Q&A about diet apps being developed in his lab.

  • DietDash Game Uses Brain Training to Help You Lose Weight

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 1 Wired UK story about two new research studies his lab is conducting to test whether new technologies can help people lose weight.

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