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Robin Masheb, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (The VIEW at VA CT)

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Robin Masheb, PhD

Lab Locations

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Avenue

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Dr. Masheb is Professor of Psychiatry and a clinical psychologist at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Her scholarly work has focused on advancing the fields of obesity, eating disorders, and pain for underserved populations. The recipient of multiple grants from the NIH, VA and DoD, Dr. Masheb is expert in the conduct of trials to develop and implement evidence-based treatments. This includes expertise in efficacy, effectiveness, pragmatic, and comparative effectiveness trials, as well as psychometric and qualitative research. She is founder and Director of the Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (The View), the first and only national program dedicated to addressing the broad spectrum of eating and weight problems in the Veteran population through research and expert consultation to national VA policy and operations offices. She is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association’s Division of Health Psychology and the Society of Behavioral Medicine, is on the Editorial Board of Eating Behaviors, has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, and has reviewed for 25 unique scientific journals. Dr. Masheb 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 PRIME Center of Innovation (COIN) located at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (1998)
  • PhD
    St. John's University (1997)
  • Intern
    Brown University School of Medicine (1996)
  • BS
    Tufts University (1988)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Distinguished Psychologist for Scientific AchievementVA Connecticut Healthcare System2020
Distinguished Women FacultyYale School of Medicine2018
FellowSociety of Behavioral Medicine2017
Public Voices Fellow, The OpEd ProjectYale Women Faculty Forum2013
International Conference on Eating Disorders, Plenary SpeakerAcademy of Eating Disorders2011
APA FellowAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)2009

Professional Service

Eating BehaviorsEditorial Board2018 - Present
Department of Defense (DoD), Congressional Directed Medical Research ProgramGrant Reviewer2017 - Present
Society of Behavioral MedicineScientific Program Chair, Military and Veterans Health Research2016 - 2019
VA Central Office, Eating Disorder Work GroupSubject Matter Expert2016 - Present
Society of Behavioral MedicineCo-chair, Military and Veterans Health Special Interest Group2015 - 2017
VA HSR&D, State-of-the-Art Conference on Weight ManagementCo-lead, Behavioral Interventions Work Group2015 - 2017
VA Central Office, National Program for Weight Management, MOVE!Consultant2015 - Present
State of Connecticut, Task Force on Childhood ObesityMember2013 - 2014
VA Connecticut Psychology Internship ProgramMentor2013 - Present
VA Connecticut Psychology Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral ProgramMentor2013 - Present
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Challenge Grants for the American Recovery and Reinvestment ActGrant Reviewer2009
Yale Predoctoral Internship Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of MedicineResearch Topics in Clinical Psychology Chair2008 - 2012
American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)Scientific Program Chair2007 - 2009

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