I am a health psychologist with a particular interest in eating-related behaviors (i.e., body image, attempts at weight loss). I am especially interested in social influences on eating-related behaviors. My research has examined romantic partners, parents, and media influences on eating behaviors and body image. 

The research projects I am working on in 2022 include:


I also write for non-academic audiences, including Psychology Today and U.S. News and World Report.

Here’s a recent article I wrote about Dr. Oz and the politicalization of health.



Infographics that provide an overview of some of our recent publications: