Denise E. Wilfley, Ph.D.
Dr. Wilfley is Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Medicine, and
Psychology and Director of the Weight Management and Eating Disorder
Program at Washington University. Dr. Wilfley received her degree
in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia,
and she completed her pre-doctoral internship at Stanford University,
Palo Alto VA Medical Center. Dr. Wilfley continued her training
with a fellowship appointment as a post-doctoral researcher with
the Center for the Study of Behavioral Medicine at Stanford University.
She has held academic appointments at Yale University and San Diego
State University as well as her current appointment with Washington
University in St. Louis. For the past decade, Dr. Wilfley has been
funded by the NIH in a programmatic line of research examining the
causes, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and obesity
among children, adolescents, and adults. She is actively involved
in several multi-center psychological treatment trials for patients
with eating disorders and obesity as well as individuals at risk
for the development of eating disorders. Dr. Wilfley has published
over 100 original peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews,
and her work has made substantial contributions to establishing
the clinical significance of binge eating disorder (BED), developing
effective treatments for individuals suffering from eating disorders
and obesity, and developing innovative and cost-effective methods
for early intervention and prevention of eating disorders and obesity.
Dr. Wilfley serves on the editorial boards of Clinical Psychology:
Science and Practice, the International Journal of Eating Disorders,
the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the Journal of
Cognitive Therapy, Body Image, Current Nutrition Reviews, and Obesity
Research. She is the Membership Selection Chair and on the board
of directors of the Eating Disorders Research Society and a Fellow
of both the Academy for Eating Disorders and the North American
Association for the Study of Obesity.