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 in overweight individuals in order 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 Studies
  • Comorbidity Studies
  • Smoking and impulse-control disorders
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Assessment
  • Veteran Studies

Who is eligible?

Treatment and non-treatment seeking individuals who are overweight or obese.

Leadership

Yale Faculty

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Rachel D. Barnes, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Zafra Cooper

Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry

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Carlos M Grilo, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology

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

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Valentina Ivezaj, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Janet Lydecker

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Robin Masheb, PhD

Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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

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Peter Thomas Morgan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Chair of Psychiatry, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

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Marney A. White, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Social and Behavioral Sciences), and Psychiatry

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychiatry

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Contact Us

For more information about the clinic and our research programs, please call 203-737-5537

Location

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


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