Contact us:

Weight Management &
Eating Disorders Research Program

Mailing address:
Campus Box 8134
660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110

Campus addresses:

11th Floor McDonnell Pediatric Research Building (MPRB)
4905 Children's Place
St Louis, MO 63110

T: 314-286-0076
F: 314-286-2091

Selected Publications

2015

Haynos, AF, Field AE, Wilfley DE, Tanofsky-Kraff: A novel classification paradigm for understanding the positive and negative outcomes associated with dieting. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2015; 48(4):362-6.

Kass AE, Trockel M, Safer DL, Sinton MM, Cunning D, Rizk MT, Genkin BH, Weisman HL, Bailey JO, Jacobi C, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB. Internet-based preventive intervention for reducing eating disorder risk: A randomized controlled trial comparing guided with unguided self-help. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2015; 63C:90-98.

Hilbert A, Hildebrandt T, Agras WS, Wilfley DE, Wilson GT: Rapid response in psychological treatments for binge eating disorder. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015; Epub ahead of print. PMID:25867446.

Altman M, Cahill Holand J, Kolko RP, Stein RI, Saelens BE, Welch RR, Perri MG, Schectman KB, Epstein LH, Wilfley DE (2015 May). Reduction in Food Away from Home Is Associated with Improved Child Relative Weight and Body Composition Outcomes and This Relation Is Mediated by Changes in Diet Quality. J Acad Nutr Diet. Epub ahead of print. PMID 25963602.

Hayes JF, Altman M, Coppock JH, Wilfley DE, Goldschmidt AB. Recent Updates on the Efficacy of Group Based Treatments for Pediatric Obesity. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep.2015; 9(4):16.

Kass AE, Wang AZ, Kolko RP, Holland JC, Altman M, Trockel M, Taylor CB, Wilfley DE. Identification as overweight by medical professionals: relation to eating disorder diagnosis and risk. Eating Behavior. 2015; 17:62-8.

Zhang A, Fisher AJ, Bailey JO, Kass AE, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB. The self-rating of the effects of alcohol questionnaire predicts heavy episodic drinking in a high-risk eating disorder population. Int J Eat Disord. 2015; 48(3):333-6.

2014

Altman M & Wilfley DE: Evidence update on the treatment of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2014; E pub. PMID: 25496471.

Coppock JH, Ridolfi DR, Hayes JF, St Paul M, Wilfley DE: Current approaches to the management of pediatric overweight and obesity. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2014; 16(11): 343.

Berger SS, Elliot C, Ranzenhofer LM, Shomaker LB, Hannallah L, Field SE, Young JF, Sbrocco T, Wilfley DE, Yanovski JA, Tanofsky-Kraff: Interpersonal problem areas and Alixithymia in adolescent girls with loss of control eating. Comp Psychiatry. 2014; 55(1):170-8.

Theim KR, Wilfley DE, Beach E, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Goldschmidt AB. Content of Children's Loss of Control Eating Episodes Assessed by Self-Report and Laboratory Test Meal. European Eating Disorder Review. 2014; 22(1):72-6.

Holland JC, Kolko RP, Stein RI, Welch RR, Perri MG, Schechtman KB, Saelens BE, Epstein LH, Wilfley DE. Modifications in parent feeding practices and child diet during family-based behavioral treatment improve child zBMI. Obesity. 2014; 22(5):E119-26.

Jones M, Lynch KT, Kass AE, Burrows A, Williams J, Wilfley DE, Taylor B. Universal and targeted interventions for healthy weight regulation and eating disorder prevention in high school students. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014; 16(2):e57

Jones M, Kass AE, Trockel M, Glass AI, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB. A population-wide screening and tailored intervention platform for eating disorders on college campuses: the Healthy Body Image Program. Journal of American College Health. 2014; 62(5):351-6.

Katzmarzyk P, Barlow S, Bouchard C, Catalano P, Hsia D, Inge T, Lovelady C, Raynor H, Redman L, Staiano A, Spruijt-Metz D, Symonds M, Vickers M, Wilfley D, Yanovski J. An evolving scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity. International Journal of Obesity. 2014; 38(7):887-905.

Goldschmidt AB, Best JR, Stein RI, Saelens BE, Epstein LH, Wilfley DE. Predictors of Child Weight Loss and Maintenance Among Family-Based Treatment Completers. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Katzmarzyk PT, Barlow S, Bouchard C, Catalano PM, Hsia DS, Inge TH, Lovelady C, Raynor H, Redman LM, Staiano AE, Spruijt-Metz D, Symonds ME, Vickers M, Wilfley D, Yanovski JA. An evolving scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity.Int J Obes (Lond). 2014; 38(7):887-905.

Epstein LH, Paluch RA, Wrotniak BH, Daniel TO, Kilanowski C, Wilfley D, Finkelstein E. Cost-effectiveness of family-based group treatment for child and parental obesity. Child Obes. 2014; 10(2):114-21.

Hilbert A, Pike KM, Goldschmidt AB, Wilfley DE, Fairburn CG, Dohm FA, Walsh BT, Striegel Weissman R: Risk factors across the eating disorders. Psychiatry Res. 2014; pii: S0165-1781(14)00474-0.

Aspen, V, Weisman H, Vannucci A, Nafiz N, Gredysa D, Trockel M, Wilfley DE, C. Taylor, B: Psychiatric co-morbidity in women presenting across the continuum of disordered eating. Eating Behaviors. 2014; 15(4):686-93.

Tanofsky-Kraff M, Shomaker LB, Wilfley DE, Young JF, Sbrocco T, Stephens M, Ranzenhofer LM, Elliott C, Brady S, Radin RM, Vannucci A, Bryant EJ, Osborn R, Berger SS, Olsen C, Kozlosky M, Reynolds JC,. Yanovski JA: Targeted prevention of excess weight gain and eating disorders in high-risk adolescent girls: A randomized, controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014; 100(4):1010-8.

2013

Goldschmidt AB, Wilfley DE, Paluch RA, Roemmich J, Epstein LE: Indicated prevention of adult obesity: How much weight change is necessary for normalization of weight status in children? Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics. 2013; 167(1): 21-26.

Kass AE, Kolko RP, Wilfley DE: Psychological treatments for eating disorders. Curr Opin Psychiatry.. 2013; 26(6): 549-55.

Cassidy O, Sbrocco T, Vannucci A, Nelson B, Jackson-Bowen D, Heimdal J, Mirza N, Wilfley DE, Osborn R, Shomaker LB, Young JF, Waldron H, Carter M, Tanofsky-Kraff M. Adapting Interpersonal Psychotherapy For The Prevention Of Excessive Weight Gain In Rural African American Girls. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2013; 38(9): 965-977.

Wilfley DE, Agras WS, Taylor CB. Reducing the burden of eating disorders: a model for population-based prevention and treatment for university and college campuses. International Journal of Eating Disorders. . 2013; 46(5): 529-532.

Thompson-Brenner H, Franko DL, Thompson DR, Grilo CM, Boisseau CL, Roehrig JP, Richards LK, Bryson SW, Bulik CM, Crow SJ, Devlin MJ, Gorin AA, Kristeller JL, Masheb R, Mitchell JE, Peterson CB, Safer DL, Striegel RH, Wilfley DE, Wilson GT. Race/ethnicity, education, and treatment parameters as moderators and predictors of outcome in binge eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2013; 81(4):710-721.

Vannucci A, Theim KR, Kass AE, Trockel M, Genkin B, Rizk M, Weisman H, Bailey JO, Sinton MM, Aspen V, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB. What constitutes clinically significant binge eating? Association between binge features and clinical validators in college-age women. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2013; 46(3):226-232.

Tanofsky-Kraff M, Bulik CM, Marcus MD, Striegel RH, Wilfley DE, Wonderlich SA, Hudson JI. Binge eating disorder: the next generation of research. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2013; 46(3):193-207. 2013; 46(3):193-207.

2012

Franko DL, Thompson-Brenner H, Thompson DR, Boisseau CL, Davis A, Forbush KT, Roehrig JP, and the investigators from the Clinical Trials of Binge Eating Disorder (CT-BED) database (Bryson SW, Bulik CM, Crow SJ, Devlin MJ, Gorin AA, Grilo CM, Kristeller JL, Masheb R, Mitchell JE, Peterson CB, Safer DL, Strigel-Moore RH, Wilfley DE, Wilson GT): Racial/ethnic differences in adults in randomized clinical trials of binge eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2012; 80(2): 186-195.

Vannucci A, Kass AE, Sinton MM, Aspen VA, Weisman H, Bailey JO, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB: An examination of the clinical impairment assessment among women at high risk for eating disorder onset. Behavior Research and Therapy. 2012; 50(6): 407-414.

Best JR, Theim KR, Gredysa DM, Stein RI, Saelens BE, Welch RR, Perri MG, Schechtman KB, Epstein LH, Wilfley DE: Behavioral economic predictors of overweight children’s weight loss. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2012; 80(6):1086-1096.

Taylor CB, Taylor K, Jones M, Shorter A, Yee M, Genkin B, Kass AE, Rizk M, Redman M, Romer P, Williams J, Wilfley DE: Obesity prevention in defined (high school) populations. International Journal of Obesity Supplements. 2012; 2: S30-S32.

Iacovino JM, Gredysa DM, Altman M, Wilfley DE: Psychological treatments for binge eating disorder. Current Psychiatry Report. 2012; 14(4): 432-446.

2011

Wilfley DE, Kass AE, Kolko RP: Counseling and Behavior Change in Pediatric Obesity. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2011; 58(6):1403-1424.

Wilfley DE, Kolko RP, Kass AE: Cognitive-behavioral therapy for weight management and eating disorders in children and adolescents. Child Adolescents Psychiatric Clinic North America. 2011; 20(2): 217-285.

Thompson-Brenner H, Franko DL, Thompson DR, Grilo CM, Boisseau CL, Roehrig JP, Richards LM, and the investigators from the Clinical Trials of Binge Eating Disorder (CT-BED) database (Bryson SW, Bulik CM, Crow SJ, Devlin MJ, Gorin AA, Kristeller JL, Masheb RM, Mitchell JE, Peterson CB, Safer DL, Striegel RH, Wilfley DE, & Wilson GT: Race/ethnicity, education, and treatment parameters as moderators and predictors of outcome in binge eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. (in press).

Theim KR, Sinton MM, Goldschmidt AB, Van Buren D J, Celio Doyle A, Saelens BE, Stein RI, Epstein LH, Wilfley DE: Adherence to behavioral targets and treatment attendance during a pediatric weight control trial. Obesity (in press).

2010

Wilson GT, Wilfley DE, Agras WS, Bryson SW: Psychological treatments of binge eating disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2010; 67(1): 94-101.

Wilfley DE, Van Buren DJ, Theim KR, Stein RI, Saelens BE, Ezzet F, Russian AC, Perri MG, Epstein LH: The use of biosimulation in the design of a novel multi-level weight loss maintenance program for overweight children. Obesity. 2010; 18(Supplement 1): S91-S98.

Rieger E, VanBuren DJ, Bishop M, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Welch R, Wilfley DE: An eating disorder-specific model of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-ED): Causal pathways and treatment implications. Clinical Psychology Review. 2010; 30(4): 400-410.

2009

Tanofsky-Kraff M, Wilfley DE, Young JF, Mufson L, Yanovski SZ, Glasofer DR, Salaita CG, Schvey NA: A pilot study of interpersonal psychotherapy for preventing excess weight gain in adolescent girls at-risk for obesity. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2010; 43(8): 701-706.

The Today Study Group (Writing group: Wilfley DE (chair), Berkowitz B, Epstein L, Hirst K, Kriska A, Laffel L, Marcus M, Tibbs TL, Van Buren D): Design of a family-based lifestyle intervention for youth with type 2 diabetes: The TODAY study. International Journal of Obesity. 2009; 34: 217-226.

Grey M, Schreiner B, Pyle L. for the TODAY Study Group: Development of a diabetes education program for youth with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educator. 2009; 35: 108-116.

Jacobs JM, Roesch S, Wonderlich SA, Crosby R, Thornton L, Wilfley DE , Berrettini WH, Brandt H, Crawford S, Fichter MM, Halmi KA, Johnson C, Kaplan AS, LaVia M, Mitchell JE, Rotondo A, Strober M, Woodside DB, Kaye WH, Bulik CM: Anorexia nervosa trios: Behavioral profiles of individuals with anorexia nervosa and their parents. Psychological Medicine . 2009; 39(3): 451-461.

2008

Celio Doyle AI, Goldschmidt AB, Huang C, Winzelberg AJ, Taylor CB, Wilfley DE: Reduction of overweight and eating disorder symptoms via the internet in adolescents: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2008; 43(2): 172-179.

Jones M, Luce KH, Osborne MI, Taylor K, Cunning D, Celio Doyle A, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB: Reducing binge eating and overweight in adolescents using an internet-facilitated intervention. Pediatrics. 2008; 121(3): 453-462.

Manwaring JL, Bryson SW, Goldschmidt AB, Winzel AJ, Luce KH, Cunning D, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB: Do adherence variables predict outcome in an online program for the prevention of eating disorders? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2008; 76(2): 341-346.

Goldschmidt AB, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Goossens L, Eddy KT, Ringham R, Yanovski SZ, Braet C, Marcus MD, Wilfley DE, Yanovski JA: Subtyping children and adolescents with loss of control eating by negative affect and dietary restraint. Behavioral Research and Therapy. 2008; 46(7): 777-787.

Goldschmidt AB, Aspen VA, Sinton MM, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Wilfley DE: Disordered eating behaviors and attitudes in overweight youth. Obesity. 2008; 16(2): 257-264.

2007

Goldschmidt AB, Osbourne M, Manwaring JL, Wilfley DE, Luce K, Cunning D, Taylor KL, Jones M, Taylor CB: The clinical significance of loss of control over eating in overweight adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2007; 41(2): 153-158.

Jacobs-Pilipski MJ, Wilfley DE, Crow SJ, Walsh BT, Lilenfeld LR, West DS, Berkowitz RI, Fairburn CG, Hudson JI: Placebo response in binge eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2007; 40(3): 204-211.

Celio Doyle A, le Grange D, Goldschmidt AB, Wilfley DE: Psychosocial and physical impairment in overweight adolescents at high-risk for eating disorders. Obesity. 2007; 15(1): 145-154.

The TODAY Study Group (Writing Group: Zeitler P, Epstein L, Grey M, Hirst K, Kaufman W, Tamborlane W, Wilfley DE): Treatment options for type 2 diabetes in adolescents and youth: A study of the comparative efficacy of metformin alone or in combination with rosiglitazone or lifestyle intervention in adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes. 2007; 8(2): 74-87.

Stein RI, Kenardy J, Wiseman CV, Dounchis JZ, Arnow BA, Wilfley DE: What’s driving the binge in binge eating disorder? A prospective examination of precursors and consequences. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2007; 40(3): 195-203.

Theim KR, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Salaita CG, Haynos AF, Mirch MC, Razenhofer LM, Yanofski SZ, Wilfley DE, Yanovsky JA: Children’s descriptions of the foods consumed during loss of control eating episodes. Eating Behaviors. 2007; 8(2): 258-265.

Tanofsky-Kraff M, Wilfley DE, Young JF, Mufson L, Yanovski SZ, Glasofer DR, Salaita CG: Preventing excessive weight gain in adolescents: Interpersonal psychotherapy for binge eating. Obesity. 2007; 15(6): 1345-1355.

Goldschmidt AB, Celio Doyle A, Wilfley DE: Assessment of binge eating in overweight youth using a questionnaire version of the child eating disorder examination with instructions. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2007; 40(5): 460-467.

Hilbert A, Saelens BE, Stein RI, Welch RR, Matt GE, Wilfley DE: Pretreatment and process predictors of outcome in interpersonal and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy for binge eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2007; 75(4): 645-651.

Wilfley DE, Bishop ME, Wilson GT, Agras WS: Classification of eating disorders: Toward DSM-V. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2007; 8(40); (Supplement 3): S123-S129.

Wilfley DE, Stein RI, Saelens BE, Mockus DS, Matt GE, Hayden-Wade HA, Welch RR, Schechtman KB, Thompson PA, Epstein LH: The efficacy of maintenance treatment approaches for childhood overweight. Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics. 2007; 298(14): 1661-1673.

Wilfley DE, Tibbs TL, Van Buren DJ, Reach KP, Walker MS, Epstein LE: Lifestyle interventions in the treatment of childhood overweight: A meta-analytic review of randomized controlled trials. Health Psychology. 2007; 26(5): 521-532.

Tanofsky-Kraff M, Goossens L, Eddy KT, Ringham R, Goldschmidt A, Yanovski SZ, Braet C, Marcus MD, Wilfley DE, Olsen C, Yanovski JA: A multi-site investigation of binge eating behaviors in children and adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2007; 75(6): 901-913.

Wilfley DE, Crow SJ, Hudson JI, Mitchell JE, Berkowitz RI, Blakesley V, Walsh TB: Efficacy of sibutramine for the treatment of binge eating disorder: A randomized multi-center placebo-controlled double-blind study. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2007; 165(1): 51-58.

Pike KM, Hilbert A, Wilfley DE, Fairburn CG, Dohm F, Walsh BT, Striegel-Moore R: Toward an understanding of risk factors for anorexia nervosa: A case control study. Psychological Medicine. 2007; 10: 1-11.

2006

Fernandez S, Malcarne VL, Wilfley DE, McQuaid J: Factor structure of the bulimia test-revised in college women from four ethnic groups. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 2006; 12(3): 403-419.

Celio CI, Luce KH, Bryson SW, Cunning D, Rockwell R, Wilfley DE, Taylor, CB: Use of diet pills and other dieting aids in a college population with high weight and shape concerns. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2006; 39(6): 492-497.

Pernick, Y, Nichols JF, Rauh MJ, Kern M, Ji M, Lawson MJ, Wilfley DE: Disordered eating among a multi-racial/ethnic sample of female high school athletes. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2006; 38(6): 689-695.

Yeter K, Rock CL, Pakiz B, Bardwell WA, Nichols JF, Wilfley DE: Depressive symptoms, eating psychopathology, and physical activity in obese breast cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2006; 15(6): 453-462.

Pike KM, Wilfley DE, Hilbert A, Fairburn C, Dohm FA, Striegel-Moore R: Antecedent life events of binge eating disorder. Psychiatry Research. 2006; 142(1): 19-29.

Taylor CB, Bryson SW, Celio A, Luce KH, Cunning D, Abascal L, Rockwell R, Field AE, Striegel-Moore R, Winzelberg A, Wilfley DE: The adverse effect of negative comments about weight and shape from family and siblings on women at high risk for eating disorders. Pediatrics. 2006; 118(2): 731-738.

Taylor CB, Bryson SW, Luce KH, Cunning D, Celio A, Abascal LB, Rockwell R, Dev P, Winzelberg A, Wilfley DE: Prevention of eating disorders in at-risk college-age women. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2006; 63, 881-888.

2005

Jacobs-Pilipski MJ, Winzelberg A, Wilfley DE, Bryson SW, Taylor BT: Spirituality among young women at risk for eating disorders. Eating Behaviors. 2005; 6(4): 293-300.

Luce KH, Osborne MI, Winzelberg AJ, Taylor CB, Abascal LB, Celio AA, Wilfley DE, Stevenson D, Pavarti D: Application of an algorithm-driven protocol to simultaneously provide universal and targeted prevention programs. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2005; 37(3): 220-226.

Rieger E, Wilfley DE, Stein RI, Marino V, Crow S: A comparison of quality of life in obese individuals with and without binge eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2005; 37(3): 234-240.

Sarwer DB, Cash TF, Magee L, Williams EF, Thompson JK, Roehrig M, Tantleff-Dunn S, Kanter A, Wilfley DE, Amidon AD, Anderson DA, Romanofski M: Female college students and cosmetic surgery: An investigation of experiences, attitudes, and body image. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2005; 115(3): 931-938.

Striegel-Moore RH, Fairburn CG, Wilfley DE, Pike KM, Dohm FA, Kraemer HC: Toward an understanding of risk factors for binge-eating disorder in black and white women: A community-based case-control study. Psychological Medicine. 2005; 35(6): 907-917.

Tanofsky-Kraff M, Faden D, Yanovski SZ, Wilfley DE, Yanovski JA: The perceived age of onset of dieting and loss of control eating behaviors in overweight children. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2005; 38(2): 112-122.

Manwaring JL, Hilbert A, Wilfley DE, Pike KM, Fairburn CG, Dohm FA, Striegel-Moore RH: Risk factors and patterns of onset in binge eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2005; 39(2): 101-107.

Hayden-Wade HA, Stein RI, Ghaderi A, Saelens BE, Zabinski MF, Wilfley DE: Prevalence, characteristics, and correlates of teasing experiences among overweight children versus non-overweight peers. Obesity Research. 2005; 13(8): 1381-1392.

2004

Tanofsky-Kraff M, Yanovski SZ, Wilfley DE, Marmarosh C, Morgan CM, Yanovski JA: Eating disordered behaviors, body fat, and psychopathology in overweight and normal weight children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2004; 72(1): 53-61.

Agras WS, Brandt HA, Bulik CM, Dolan-Sewell R, Fairburn CG, Halmi KA, Herzog DB, Jimerson DC, Kaplan AS, Kaye WH, Le Grange D, Lock J, Mitchell JE, Rudorfer MV, Street LL, Striegel-Moore R, Vitousek KM, Walsh BT, Wilfley DE: Report of the National Institutes of Health workshop on overcoming barriers to treatment research in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2004; 35(4): 509-521.

Striegel-Moore RH, Dohm FA, Wilfley DE, Pike KM, Bray NL, Kraemer HC, Fairburn CG: Toward an understanding of health services use in women with binge eating disorder. Obesity Research. 2004; 12(5): 799-806.

Celio AA, Wilfley DE, Crow SJ, Mitchell J, Walsh BT: A comparison of the Binge Eating Scale, questionnaire for eating and weight patterns-revised, and eating disorder examination questionnaire with instructions with the eating disorder examination in the assessment of binge eating disorder and its symptoms. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2004; 36(4): 434-444.

Zabinski MF, Wilfley DE, Calfas KJ, Winzelberg AJ, Taylor CB: An interactive psychoeducational intervention for women at-risk of developing an eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2004; 72(5): 914-919.