Contact us:

Weight Management &
Eating Disorders Research Lab

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

Campus addresses:

Storz Building
4570 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

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

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.

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.