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

POWER continues to service clients during the COVID-19 public health crisis by offering remote care. To learn more about this treatment opportunity please contact our team at 203-785-7210.

POWER video

Watch the video to learn more about POWER research studies.


The Yale Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (P.O.W.E.R.) is a clinical-research program dedicated to the study of eating behaviors and thoughts. Yale POWER aims to develop and improve treatments for eating disorders and obesity. The majority of Yale POWER’s programs are for adults with binge-eating disorder and/or obesity. However, there are two additional focus areas: POWER Child Eating and Weight Initiatives and POWER Bariatric Surgery Research Initiatives.
Our research is internationally recognized, and we have active studies in the following topics:

  • Binge eating
  • Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
  • Pharmacology
  • Brain imaging (fMRI)
  • Laboratory Studies
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Comorbidity Studies
  • Latinx Studies
  • Assessment

Contact Us

For more information about the clinic and our research programs, please call 203-785-7210 or fill out a treatment interest form.


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

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.

Pre-doctoral Associate Rachel Boutté, MDiv, MS, (left) and Post-doctoral Associate Rebecca Kamody, PhD, (right) putting on a healthy eating game at the 2019 YCCI Health and Wellness event.