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Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Research Initiatives at POWER

Valentina Ivezaj, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Obesity and Bariatric Research Initiatives
Associate Director of Assessment Training and Research

If interested in our treatment studies, please call (203) 816-5623.

Current Studies: Enrollment Open

  • Using a SMART Design to Examine Pharmacological and Behavioral Treatments to Treat Loss-of-Control Eating and Improve Weight Outcomes after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatments to Enhance Weight Outcomes after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • A Behavioral Treatment with Sequenced Adjunctive Pharmacotherapy for Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery: A Pilot Study
  • Psychosocial and Obesity-Related Outcomes among Diverse Bariatric Surgery Patients

Current Studies: Enrollment Closed

  • Randomized Clinical Trial Testing Two Scalable Internet-Based Weight Loss Treatments Following Bariatric Surgery (call 203-785-7210 for information)
  • Psychosocial and Obesity-Related Outcomes among Diverse Bariatric Surgery Patients

Current Studies: Enrollment Closed

  • Treatment of Loss-of-Control Eating after Bariatric Surgery
  • Body Contouring Following Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Obesity-Related Functional and Psychosocial Impairment
  • An Examination of Body Image following Body Contouring Surgery among Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients

Completed Studies

  • Treatment of Loss-of-Control Eating after Bariatric Surgery
  • Randomized Clinical Trial Testing Two Scalable Internet-Based Weight Loss Treatments Following Bariatric Surgery
  • Body Contouring Following Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Obesity-Related Functional and Psychosocial Impairment

Regional and National Collaborations:

Yale Bariatric/Gastrointestinal Surgery Program

New York University Bellevue Hospital Bariatric Program and Langone Medical Center

  • Psychosocial and Obesity-Related Outcomes among Latinx Adults undergoing Bariatric Surgery
  • Determining Mechanisms and Predictors of Health, Weight, and Metabolic Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: A Longitudinal Study

St. Vincent Bariatrics

  • Weight Attitudes and Behavioral Functioning among Bariatric Surgery Patients: Long Term Follow-Up

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

  • Obesity and Addiction: Can a Complication of Surgery Help Us Understand the Connection?
  • Changes in Alcohol Use after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Predictors and Mechanisms