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


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.


Yale Faculty

Barnes, Rachel D.

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Grilo, Carlos M

Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology
Director, Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER)

Masheb, Robin

Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Divinity
Director of Education, Pain, Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities & Education (PRIME) Center
Associate Director, Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale

Morgan, Peter Thomas

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Cocaine Research Clinic
Medical Director, Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
President, Medical and Professional Staff of Connecticut Mental Health Center

White, Marney A.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and Research Scientist in and Associate Research Scientist in Psychology
Associate Director, Yale Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Contact Us

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


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

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