Robin Masheb, PhD

Research Scientist in Psychiatry; Director, Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (The VIEW at VA CT)

Research Interests

Eating Disorders; Body Image; Obesity; Pain; Psychiatry; Veterans; Health Behavior; Cognitive Therapy

Research Organizations

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

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Masheb is a Senior Research Scientist and clinical psychologist at the Yale School of Medicine. She specializes in the design and implementation of behavioral, dietary, and pharmacologic interventions, and has extensive NIH and VA-funded research experience conducting clinical trials. Her research is focused on improving weight loss outcomes, and treating eating disorder symptoms, in non-traditional populations (overweight, male, minority, and Veteran groups). Dr. Masheb also serves as scientific consultant to the VA National Weight Management Program, MOVE!.

Specialized Terms: Obesity; eating disorders; cognitive-behavioral therapy; empirically-supported treatments; implementation science


Extensive Research Description

Dr. Masheb has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles, including articles related to obesity (weight loss/dieting, physical activity, bariatric surgery and metabolic syndrome), eating disorders (binge eating/binge eating disorder, bulimia, eating behaviors, and body image), and pain.

The Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) PrOVE Project

Robin Masheb, PhD (Co-I)

QUE 15-286

VA

The major goal of this award is to improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases, and rapidly implement effective clinical practices for weight management.

The gut-brain axis: a novel target for treating behavioral alterations in obesity

Robin Masheb, Ph.D. (Subaward PI)

1R01CA180030-01

NIH/CA

The major goal of this subaward is to determine whether gut N-Acylethanolamines precursors rescue striatal function and reduce impulsivity scores in overweight/obese human subjects during the course of weight loss and weight loss maintenance.

CBT and Dieting: Effects on Psychopathology and Weight in Binge Eating Disorder

Robin Masheb, Ph.D. (PI)

R21MH082629

NIH/NIMH

The major goal of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy plus nutritional treatments for outcomes related to obesity, nutrition, binge eating disorder, and health status.

Treatment of Obesity and Binge Eating: Behavioral Weight Loss versus Stepped-Care

Carlos Grilo, Ph.D. (PI); Robin Masheb, Ph.D. (Co-I)

3R01DK49587

NIH/NIDDK

The major goal of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of behavioral weight loss compared to a stepped-care model for the treatment of obesity and binge eating disorder.

Treatment of Binge Eating in Obese Patients in Primary Care

Carlos Grilo, Ph.D. (PI); Robin Masheb, Ph.D. (Co-I)

R01DK073542

NIH/NIDDK

The major goal of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of self-help cognitive-behavioral therapy plus medication (sibutramine or placebo) for the treatment of obesity and binge eating disorder.

Testing Modifications in Child-Care Settings to Promote Nutritional Quality in the Context of Food Insecurity

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. (PI); Robin Masheb, Ph.D. (Co-I)

Grant#66957

RWJF Healthy Eating Research

The goal of this project is to test interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and limit the intake of high-calorie/low nutrient foods in preschool children from low-income families.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Robin Masheb, PhD
Lab Locations
Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (POWER at Yale)Congress Place
301 Cedar Street, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (VIEW at VA CT) VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
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Mailing Address
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516

Curriculum Vitae

Pain Research, Informatics, Medical Comorbidities and Education (PRIME) Center

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