Our research broadly investigates factors associated with disordered eating behaviors, ranging from excessive dietary restriction to uncontrollable over-eating. Current studies examine relationships among interpersonal maintenance factors for disordered eating, with particular attention toward employing novel technologies that enhance the accuracy of psychological assessment. Ongoing studies also address personality functioning, mobile-delivered guided self-help, and the cross-cultural measurement equivalence and validity of eating disorder measures.
Suman Ambwani, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 245-1022
Fax: (717) 245-1971
We have a new publication!
Ambwani, S., Slane, J., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., & Grilo, C.M. (2014). Interpersonal dysfunction and affect-regulation difficulties in disordered eating among men and women. Eating Behaviors. Advance Online Publication.
We have new publications!
Ambwani, S., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., *Moss, S.A., & Grilo, C.M. (2014). Obesity stigmatization as the status quo: Structural considerations and prevalence among young adults in the U.S. Eating Behaviors, 15, 366-370. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.04.005
Gleaves, D.H., Pearson, C., Ambwani, S., & Morey, L.C. (2014). Measuring Eating Disorder Attitudes and Behaviors: A Reliability Generalization Study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 2(6). doi:10.1186/2050-2974-2-6
Ambwani, S., Gleaves, D. H., & Perez, M. (2014). Fearing fatness: A cross-national comparison of Indian and European American university students. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. doi:dx.doi.org/10.1080/1752863.2014.892520
Caglar-Nazali, P., Corfield, F., Cardi, V., Ambwani, S., Leppanen, J., Olabintan, O., Derizioits, S., Hadjimichalis, A., Scognamiglio, P., Eshkevari, E., Micali, N., & Treasure, J. (2014). A systematic review and meta-analysis of ‘Systems for Social Processes’ in eating disorders. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 42, 55-92.
Ambwani, S., Cardi, V., & Treasure, J. (2014). Mobile self-help interventions for Anorexia Nervosa: Conceptual, ethical, and methodological considerations for clinicians and researchers. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication.
Congrats to Sara Moss ('14), winner of a competitive Active Minds Fellowship to support her research on recovery from EDs!
*Compeau, A., & Ambwani, S. (2013). The effects of fat talk on body dissatisfaction: The moderating role of dietary restraint. Body Image, 10, 451-461.
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