Robin Masheb, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

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

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

Dr. Masheb is a Senior Research Scientist and clinical psychologist at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Her primary areas of scholarly and academic interest are in obesity and eating disorders, and the design and implementation of evidence-based treatments. Dr. Masheb is the recipient of multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and VA, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Co-chair of the Military and Veterans Interest Group for the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and has over 130 peer-reviewed publications. She is Director of the Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (The View at VA CT), a program she founded in 2013. This program addresses the broad spectrum of eating and weight problems in the Veteran population through research and expert consultation to national VA policy and operations offices. Dr. Masheb is additionally co-founder and Associate Director for the Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (POWER at Yale). She has been an active educator at the individual level training YSM medical students, graduate students, interns and postdoctoral fellows; at the University level teaching in the classroom, and participating on multiple internship and postdoctoral training committees, and; at the national level serving as Director of Education for the VA research Center of Innovation (COIN) located at VA CT.

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 FellowYale Women Faculty Forum (2013)

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

  • APA FellowAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology) (2009)

Professional Service

  • Military and Veterans Health Co-chair Society of Behavioral Medicine (2015)

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

  • NIH Reviewer NIH Challenge Grants for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009 - 2009)

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

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

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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