Denise Wilfley, PhD

Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
children & adolescents, chronic disease, addiction, health behavior, family treatment, prevention, dissemination & implementation research, overweight & obesity, eating disorders

Dr. Wilfley’s research centers on the causes, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and obesity among children, adolescents and adults.

Her current research programs include:

  • The classification, characterization, assessment and risk factors of eating and weight disorders
  • The development of effective treatments for individuals suffering from eating disorders and obesity
  • The development of innovative and cost-effective methods for early intervention and prevention of eating disorders and obesity