Robin Masheb, PhD

Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Divinity; Director of Education, Pain, Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities & Education (PRIME) Center; Associate Director, Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale | Psychology Section | VA Connecticut Healthcare System


Robin Masheb, PhD is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She is a clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology with expertise in the design and implementation of empirically supported behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments for health behavior change and psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Masheb has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has served as PI and investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants focusing on pain, obesity, and eating disorders. Dr. Masheb also consults for the John B. Pierce Laboratory at Yale, and holds an appointment at the Yale Divinity School where she teaches “Psychopathology and Pastoral Care.”

Education & Training

PhD St. John's University (1997)
BS Tufts University (1988)
Intern Brown University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Public Voices FellowshipYale Women Faculty Forum (2013)

  • Plenary Speaker for the International Conference on Eating Disorders Academy of Eating Disorders (2011)

  • FellowDivision 38 (Health Psychology), American Psychological Association (2009)

  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment ProgramNational Institutes of Health 2002-2008 (2008)

  • Top Reviewer Appetite (2007)

Professional Service

  • Psychology Fellow Seminar Yale Psychiatric Institute (1997 - 2000)

  • Psychology Predoctoral Fellow Seminar Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (2000 - 2002)

  • Special Topics in Clinical Psychology, Yale Predoctoral Internship Training Program in Clinical and Community Psychology Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2008 - 2012)

  • Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center Yale School of Medicine (2006 - 2009)

  • Scientific Consensus Meeting on Vulvodynia National Institutes of Health/NICHD (2004)

  • NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research American Recovery and Reinvestment Act National Institutes of Health (2009)

  • Committee for Weight Maintenance of Anorexia Nervosa Canadian Institutes of Health (2008)

  • Committee for RFA on Vulvodynia National Institutes of Health/NICHD (2000)

  • Scientific Conference Program Division 38 (Health Psychology), American Psychological Association (2007 - 2009)

  • Member Connecticut Task Force on Childhood Obesity (2013 - 2014)

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