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

Biographical Info

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

Tufts University (1988)
St. John's University (1997)
Brown University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale School of Medicine, Psychiatry

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellow
    Division 38 (Health Psychology), American Psychological Association (2009)
  • Plenary Speaker for the International Conference on Eating Disorders
    Academy of Eating Disorders (2011)
  • Public Voices Fellowship
    Yale Women Faculty Forum (2013)
  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program
    National Institutes of Health 2002-2008 (2008)
  • Top Reviewer
    Appetite (2007)

Professional Service

  • Grant Reviewer, Canadian Institutes of Health (2008)
  • Grant Reviewer, National Institutes of Health/NICHD (2000)
  • Member, Connecticut Task Force on Childhood Obesity (10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014)
  • Chair, Division 38 (Health Psychology), American Psychological Association (09/01/2007 - 08/31/2009)
  • Invited Member, National Institutes of Health/NICHD (04/01/2004)
  • Grant Reviewer, National Institutes of Health (01/01/2009)

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