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Dorothy Van Buren, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Education and Training
PhD, Psychology, Louisiana State University, 1987
Internship, Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama in Birmingham, School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry, 1984-1985
MA, Psychology, Louisiana State University, 1983
BA, Psychology and Human Development and Family Living, University of Kansas, 1980

Areas of Clinical Interest
Eating disorders, chronic illness, marital and family relationships


Areas of Research Interests
Lifestyle interventions for youth with Type 2 Diabetes and their families, psychological treatments for Binge Eating Disorder,family based, behavioral treatments for pediatric obesity, and dissemination of evidence based treatments for eating disorders into community practice settings

Key Publications
Van Buren DJ, Tibbs TL (2014 Dec). Lifestyle interventions to reduce diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk among children. Curr Diab Rep. 14(12): 557.  Full Article ->

Theim KR, Sinton MM, Goldschmidt AB, Van Buren DJ, Doyle AC, Saelens BE, Stein RI, Epstein LH, Wilfley DE (2013 Feb). Adherence to behavioral targets and treatment attendance during a pediatric weight control trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 21(2): 394-7.  Full Article ->

Sartor CE, McCutcheon VV, Callahan O'Leary C, Van Buren DJ, Allsworth JE, Jeffe DB, Cottler LB (2012 Dec 30). Lifetime trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder in women sentenced to drug court. Psychiatry Res. 200(2-3): 602-8.  Full Article ->

TODAY Study Group, Wilfley D, Berkowitz R, Goebel-Fabbri A, Hirst K, Ievers-Landis C, Lipman TH, Marcus M, Ng D, Pham T, Saletsky R, Schanuel J, Van Buren D (2011 Apr). Binge eating, mood, and quality of life in youth with type 2 diabetes: baseline data from the today study. Diabetes Care. 34(4): 858-60.  Full Article ->

Wilfley DE, Van Buren DJ, Theim KR, Stein RI, Saelens BE, Ezzet F, Russian AC, Perri MG, Epstein LH (2010 Feb). The use of biosimulation in the design of a novel multilevel weight loss maintenance program for overweight children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 18 Suppl 1S91-8.  Full Article ->

Rieger E, Van Buren DJ, Bishop M, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Welch R, Wilfley DE (2010 Jun). An eating disorder-specific model of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-ED): causal pathways and treatment implications. Clin Psychol Rev. 30(4): 400-10.  Full Article ->