Marney A. White, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Social and Behavioral Sciences), and Psychiatry; Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Eating Disorders; Obesity; Psychometrics; Tobacco Use Disorder

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY)

Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale

Psychology Section

Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. White's research focus is on weight and eating problems, with particular emphasis on the interaction of tobacco use with eating disorders and weight concerns. Current projects focus on the influence of smoking on factors related to binge eating, specifically the influence of cigarette smoking on food cravings and emotional eating.

Selected Publications

  • White, M.A., Masheb, R.M., & Grilo, C.M. (2010). Self-reported weight gain following smoking cessation: a function of binge eating behavior. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 572-575.
  • Grilo, C.M. & White, M.A. (2011). Controlled Evaluation of the Distress Criterion for Binge Eating Disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(4):509-14.
  • White, M.A., & Grilo, C.M. (2011). Diagnostic Efficiency of DSM-IV Behavioral Indicators for Binge Eating Episodes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 75-83.
  • White, M.A., Kalarchian, M.A., Masheb, R.M., Marcus, M.M., & Grilo, C.M. (2010). Loss of Control over Eating Predicts Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery: A Prospective 24-Month Follow-up Study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 71(2), 175-84.
  • White, M.A. & Grilo, C.M. (2007). Symptom severity in obese women with binge eating disorder as a function of smoking history. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40, 77-81.
  • White, M.A., Masheb, R.M. Rothschild, B.S., Burke-Martindale, C.H., & Grilo, C.M. (2006). The prognostic significance of regular binge eating in extremely obese gastric bypass patients: 12-month postoperative outcomes. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 67, 1928-1935.

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Marney A. White, PhD, MS
Mailing Address
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06519