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Evan Forman 

Evan Forman, PhD

Evan Forman received his BA from Cornell University, and his PhD from the University of Rochester. He completed clinical internships and fellowships at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Beck Institute. Currently he serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology. His primary research interests are the development and evaluation of new acceptance-based behavior treatments for obesity and other health problems, as well as anxiety; food cravings; and the neurocognition of eating behavior.
Email: evan.forman@drexel.edu | Vita

Meghan Butryn

Meghan Butryn, PhD

Meghan Butryn received her BS from Cornell University, and her PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University. She completed her clinical internship at Brown Medical School. Currently she is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her primary research interests are innovations in behavioral approaches to obesity treatment and prevention, including acceptance-based therapies; understanding self-control of eating behavior; developing interventions for physical activity promotion; and disseminating evidence-based eating disorders prevention programs.
Email: mlb34@drexel.edu | Vita

Adrienne Juarascio

Adrienne Juarascio, PhD

Adrienne Juarascio received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Drexel University. She is currently an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her primary research interests involve the development and evaluation of innovative treatments for eating disorder including acceptance-based treatments, ecological momentary interventions, and neurocognitive training.
Email: adrienne.s.juarascio@drexel.edu

Danielle Arigo

Danielle Arigo, PhD

Dani Arigo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Innovation Lab and Lowe Labs. She is a graduate of Drexel University (BS, Psychology). She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine emphasis) from Syracuse University and completed her clinical internship at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Her research investigates the use of social information to inform health decisions and health behaviors, including social facilitation of health behavior change via web-based social networking. Much of this work focuses on the influence of social comparisons on health behaviors in populations with eating- and weight-related conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, celiac disease, eating disorders, and body dissatisfaction. Dani also specializes in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions for health behavior change in medical settings. She has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology the University of Scranton, to begin in the fall of 2014.
Email: dra23@drexel.edu | Vita

Schaumberg 

Katherine Schaumberg, PhD

Katherine received her BA in Psychology from Trinity University, and her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany – State University of New York. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her dissertation examined the health of staff members at weight loss summer camps as they followed a weight management program, evaluating the safety and efficacy of such an approach as an obesity prevention effort. Her interests include the prevention of eating disorders and obesity and examining the role of dietary restraint in weight management and eating disorder interventions.

Lauren Bradley

Lauren Bradley

Lauren Bradley is fourth year PhD student. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Biological Basis of Behavior with a minor in Nutrition. Her research interests include acceptance-based therapies for the treatment of obesity and eating disorders. She is particularly interested in the treatment of post-bariatric surgery weight regain.
Email: leb57@drexel.edu

Colasanti 

Marie Colasanti

Marie Colasanti is a first year Masters student. Marie received a Bachelor's of Art in Psychology from Temple University in 2010. Marie is interested in acceptance-based behavioral interventions for obesity and physical activity promotion.
Email: mgc36@drexel.edu

Espel 

Hallie Espel

Hallie is a first-year doctoral student. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology, biology, and public health, from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. During her undergraduate career, she spent two years as Education Chair for the Emily Program Foundation, where she developed a community education program to prevent eating disorders and promote healthy eating behavior in adolescents. Her current research interests include the role of interoceptive awareness in appetite regulation and binge eating, as well as how individual differences influence treatment response in eating disorders.
Email: hme27@drexel.edu

Drew Frohn

Drew Frohn

Drew Frohn is a research coordinator for Evan Forman, PhD, primarily working on the second iteration of the Mind Your Health project. He graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2012 with a BA in psychology, and plans to further pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. His research interests include the prevention and treatment of obesity and maladaptive eating behaviors and mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches to therapy.
Email: aff34@drexel.edu

Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein is a first year doctoral student. She has a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Drexel University. Her research interests involve the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions for health-related behavior change.
Email: spg38@drexel.edu

Colleen Kase

Colleen Kase

Colleen is a research coordinator for Meghan Butryn, Ph.D., working on Project ENACT and the Body Project. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with a BA in psychology and a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Her current interests include the interaction of gender and mental health and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.
Email: cak343@drexel.edu

Stephanie Kerrigan

Stephanie Kerrigan

Stephanie Kerrigan is a second-year doctoral student. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Rowan University. Her research interests include remote interventions for health behavior change.
Email: sgk36@drexel.edu

Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie is a second year doctoral student. Stephanie received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to starting graduate school, 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 thesis is examining neuropsychological correlates of loss-of-control and binge eating.
Email: smm522@drexel.edu

Lindsay Martin

Lindsay Martin

Lindsay Martin is a third year PhD student in the Forman/Herbert lab. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology in 2008 from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she worked as a research assistant in doctoral labs specializing in acceptance-based behavioral interventions. She pursued a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, and while there served as the Data Manager for a multi-site treatment development trial using Acceptance-Based Separated Family Therapy (ASFT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Also during her time in Baltimore, she completed clinical and research training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Eating Disorder Program. Her interests include technique, process, and outcome in acceptance-based behavioral interventions, with a primary concentration in maladaptive eating behaviors and anxiety disorders.
Email: lmm422@drexel.edu

Piers 

Amani Piers

Amani is a research coordinator for Meghan Butryn, Ph.D, working mainly on the new Project ImPACT. She graduated in 2014 from Trinity University with a BS in biology and psychology. In the future, she plans to pursue graduate work in clinical psychology. Her current research interests include anxiety disorders and eating disorders.
Email: adp84@drexel.edu

Greer Raggio

Greer Raggio

Greer Raggio is a fourth-year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD. Greer earned an undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, and a Master in Public Health at Columbia University. She is interested in behavioral medicine broadly and, more specifically, obesity and associated public health issues, psycho-oncology, and women's mental health.
Email: gar34@drexel.edu

Leah Schumacher

Leah Schumacher

Leah Schumacher is a first year PhD student. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Dayton in 2011, and is currently finishing her M.S. in Psychology at Drexel University. Her research interests include behavioral and psychosocial treatments for obesity and eating disorders, ecologically-valid methods of assessment, and how individuals perceive and respond to failures in adhering to health behavior change goals.
Email: lms457@drexel.edu

Jena Shaw

Jena Shaw

Jena Shaw is a fifth-year student in the PhD program. She is currently working in both the Forman-Herbert Lab and the Lowe Lab as her research interests involve the use of acceptance based treatments to improve health behavior change, particularly for weight loss and eating disorders. Her thesis used behavioral outcomes to measure the efficacy of an ACT-based treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in an inpatient setting and her dissertation will focus on the impact of implicit attitudes on eating behavior. She anticipates graduating in 2014.
Email: jas396@drexel.edu

Siwulec 

Samantha Siwulec

Samantha Siwulec is a research coordinator for Meghan Butryn, PhD, primarily working on Project ENACT. She graduated from Goucher College in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Cognitive Studies. Her research interests include eating disorders and acceptance-based interventions. In the future, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
Email: sls428@drexel.edu.

Wyckoff 

Emily Wyckoff

Emily Wyckoff is a research coordinator for Evan Forman, PhD. She graduated from Goucher College in 2014 with a BA in psychology. Her research interests include mindfulness and and acceptance based interventions for maladaptive eating behaviors. Emily plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.