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

Mission

The Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (P.O.W.E.R.) studies eating behaviors and cognitions to develop improved treatments for outcomes related to eating disorders and obesity.
Our research is nationally recognized, and we have active studies in the following areas:

  • Binge eating
  • Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
  • Pharmacology
  • Brain imaging (fMRI)
  • Laboratory Studies
  • Nutrition
  • Physicial Activity
  • Bariatric Surgery Studies
  • Comorbidity Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Assessment
  • Veteran Studies

Who is eligible?

Treatment and non-treatment seeking individuals with eating disorders and/or obesity.

Current Study

Training Opportunities

We offer clinical-research internships for undergraduate students during the summer and academic semesters. We also offer clinical training in eating/weight disorders for graduate students (psychology, nursing, public health, PA). Please email janet.lydecker@yale.edu if you are interested in either opportunity.

Contact Us

For more information about the clinic and our research programs, please call 203-785-7210

Location

Yale School of Medicine
Congress Place
301 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT  06519

Leadership

Members

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Rachel Barnes, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Zafra Cooper

Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry

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Carlos Grilo, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology

Director, Clinical Training in Psychology, Yale Department of Psychiatry

Director, Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER)

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Robin Masheb, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Director, Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (The VIEW at VA CT)

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Marney White, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychiatry

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Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Ralitza Gueorguieva, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Biostatistics; Director of Biostatistics in Psychiatry

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Ania Jastreboff, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

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Peter Morgan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Chair of Psychiatry, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

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POWER Research Group Photo

Undergraduate research interns and their post-doctoral mentors presenting at the POWER Research Day, Spring 2018 (Left to right: Jessica Lawson, PhD; Kathy Khalvati ’20; Paige Cunningham ’18; Ashley Wiedemann, PhD)

Post-doctoral Associate Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, (left) and Pre-doctoral Associate Jaime Coffino, MPH, MA, (right) offer obesity and healthy eating resources at a YCCI Health and Wellness event.

Post-doctoral Associate Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, (left) and Pre-doctoral Associate Jaime Coffino, MPH, MA, (right) offer obesity and healthy eating resources at a YCCI Health and Wellness event.