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Professor Fary Mahamedi Cachelin

Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of College

Fary Cachelin, Ph.D., is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Community and Civic Engagement and Dean of the College of Applied Health and Communities at the University of East London, London, UK. She was formerly Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where she worked from 2010 to 2017.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    • 8/2017 - present: Professor and PVC Dean, College of Applied Health and Communities, University of East London, London.
    • 8/2010 - 7/2017: Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
    • 8/2014 - 6/2015: UNC Charlotte Faculty Resident Director at Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, London.
    • 7/2007 - 8/2010: Chair, Department of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles.
    • 9/1997 - 8/2010: Professor, Psychology Department, California State University, Los Angeles (9/2006 - 8/2010).
      • Associate Professor, Psychology Department, California State University, Los Angeles (9/2002 - 8/2006).
      • Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, California State University, Los Angeles (9/1997 - 8/2002).
    • 9/1996 - 8/1997: Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Wesleyan University. Taught undergraduate Abnormal Psychology and Behavior Disorders of Children. Advised theses of graduate M.A. students. Supervised and advised research projects and Honors theses of undergraduate seniors.


    Fary Cachelin, Ph.D., is Pro Vice Chancellor Community and Civic Engagement and Dean of the College of Applied Health and Communities at the University of East London, London, UK. She formerly was Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where she worked from 2010 to 2017. Prior to 2010 she was Professor and Chair of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stanford University and her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University. Her research focuses on eating disorders, binge eating, obesity, and chronic dieting in women and men of ethnic minority populations. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to study barriers to treatment seeking for eating problems and to develop self-help programs to address binge eating disorders in Latina and African American women. She has published widely on these topics in outlets including the International Journal of Eating Disorders, International Journal of Obesity, Obesity Research, and European Eating Disorders Review. She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and as Associate Editor for Behavioral Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and of the Eating Disorder Research Society.

    Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology, Member
    American Psychological Association, Member
    American Psychological Society, Fellow
    Eating Disorder Research Society, Fellow
    International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Member

    EDUCATION

    9/1989 - 6/1996: Harvard University, Ph.D. in Psychology
    • Major Field: Experimental Psychopathology
    • Minor Fields: Child Development; Eating Disorders

    9/1989 - 3/1992: Harvard University, M.A. in Psychology

    9/1984 - 6/1988: Stanford University, B.A. in Psychology with Distinction & Honors

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    • Member, Board of Governors, London Design & Engineering, University Technical College (2017-present)
    • Program Reviewer, Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, OH (2017)
    • Board Member, Historic Rural Hill, Huntersville, NC (2016)
    • Board Member, Charlotte Secondary School, NC (2016)
    • Board Member, National Board of Examiners in Optometry (2016)
    • Advisory Board Member, Obesity Summit, London, UK (2016-2017)
    • Associate Editor, Behavioral Medicine (3/2014-present)
    • Editorial Board Member, Eating Behaviors (2017-present)
    • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Eating Disorders (3/2013-present)
    • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Advances in Eating Disorders:  Theory, Research & Practice (10/2013-8/2016)
    • Editorial Board Member, Austin Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (10/2014-5/2015)

    Ad hoc reviewer:

    • American Journal of Psychiatry
    • American Sociological Review
    • Appetite
    • Behaviour Research and Therapy
    • Body Image
    • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
    • Ethnicity & Disease
    • European Eating Disorders Review
    • Family & Community Health
    • International Journal of Eating Disorders
    • International Journal of Obesity
    • Journal of Adolescence
    • Journal of Clinical Psychology
    • Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
    • Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
    • Obesity Research
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Psychology of Women Quarterly
    • Social Behavior and Personality
    • Women’s Health Issues

    Overview

    RECENT PRESENTATIONS
    • *Minnick, A., Cachelin, F., & Gil-Rivas, V. (2018, April). Binge eating among college men: Exploring the role of race and ethnicity. In A.M. Vela (Chair) Understanding the contributions of binge eating to overweight and obesity among diverse populations. Symposium to be presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Vela, A.M., *Palmer, B.E., Cachelin, F., & Gil-Rivas, V. (2018, April). An intervention for women with comorbid type 2 diabetes mellitus & disordered eating. In A.M. Vela (Chair) Understanding the contributions of binge eating to overweight and obesity among diverse populations. Symposium to be presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Phimphasone-Brady, P, *Vela, A., *Palmer, B.E., & Cachelin, F.M.  (2017, December). Cultural adaptations of a behavioral weight loss program to improve implementation for obese Latina women with binge eating disorder. Poster to be presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.
    • Gil-Rivas, V., *Minnick, A., & Cachelin, F.M. (April, 2017). Understanding obesity among males. Paper presented at the Obesity Summit, London, UK.
    • *Palmer, B.E., Gil-Rivas, V., *Vela, A., *Minnick, A., & Cachelin, F.M. (2017, April). Factors associated with self-reported eating problems and desire for treatment among Latinas who binge eat. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference in San Diego, CA.
    • *Phimphasone-Brady, P., Cachelin, F.M., *Vela, A., & *Palmer, B.E. (2017, April). Development of a culturally modified behavioral weight loss manual for obese and overweight Latina women with eating disorders. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference in San Diego, CA.
    • *Minnick, A.M., & Cachelin, F.M. (2016, October). Comorbid personality disorders among Latinas with eating disorders. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Eating Disorder Research Society, New York, NY.
    • *Minnick, A. M., *Davies, A., *Hardy, A., *Palmer, B., *Vela, A., *Davis, S., Cachelin, F., & Gil-Rivas, V. (2016, August). Variables associated with treatment outcome in Latina women who binge eat. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
    • *Palmer, B., *Vela, A., *Davis, S., *Hardy, A., *Minnick, A., *Davies, A., Cachelin, F., & Gil-Rivas, V. (2016, August). Patterns of binge eating for Latinas with binge-related eating disorders. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association, Denver, CO.
    • Cachelin, F.M. (2016, April). Cultural perspectives on binge eating and obesity. Paper presented at the Obesity Summit, London, UK. (Invited)
    • *Palmer, B. E, *Phimphasone, P., *Scott, T., Cachelin, F. M., & Gil-Rivas, V. (2016, March). Overvaluation of shape and weight in Latinas with binge eating disorder. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.
    • *Vela, A.M., *Minnick, A., *Palmer, B.E., *Davies, A., Gil-Rivas, V., & Cachelin, F.C. (2016, March). Self-reported health ratings in Latinas suffering from binge eating. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
    • Cachelin, F.M., *Thomas, C., *Vela, A., & Gil-Rivas, V.  (2015, April). Meal patterns, obesity and binge eating in U.S. Latinas. Paper presented at the Obesity Summit, London, UK.
    • *Palmer, B., Gil-Rivas, V., & Cachelin, F. M. (2015, April). Preliminary findings of a culturally adapted intervention for Latinas with binge eating problems. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.
    • *Phimphasone, P., Cachelin, F.M., Gil-Rivas, V., & *Scott, T. (2015, April).  A cultural adaptation of a lifestyle intervention for Latinas. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.
    • *Scott, T., Gil-Rivas, V., Cachelin, F.M., & *Phimphasone, P. (2015, April).  Cultural adaptation of an evidenced based treatment for binge eating for use with African American women. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.
    • *Vela, A., Cachelin, F.M., Gil-Rivas, V., *Phimphasone, P., & *Palmer, B. (2015, April). An examination of eating patterns among Latinas with Binge Eating Disorder. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.
    • *Vela, A., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2015, March).  Binge Eating Disorder in Latinas:  What they’re eating and when. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • *Palmer, B., *Phimphasone, P., & Cachelin, F.M.  (2014, April).  Role of self-esteem in a CBT self-help intervention for Mexican American women with eating disorders.  Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Shea, M., Cachelin, F.M., *Gutierrez, G., *Wang, S., *Phimphasone, P.  (2014, April).  Mexican American women’s perspectives on a culturally adapted cognitive-behavioral therapy guided self-help program for binge eating disorders.  Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Annual Convention, Portland, OR.
    • Cachelin, F.M.  (2013, August).  Effectiveness of a culturally adapted guided self-help program to treat binge eating in Latinas.  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
    • Cachelin, F.M.  (2012, December).  CBT-based guided self-help program to treat binge eating in Latinas.  Paper presented at the NIH 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, National Harbor, MD.
    • Cachelin, F.M., Thompson, D., & *Donaldson, I.A.  (2012, August).  Ethnicity, child feeding practices, and child obesity.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
    • *Phimphasone, P., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2012, May).  Psychopathology influence on self-help intervention for Mexican American women with eating disorders.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
    • *Phimphasone, P., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2011, September).  Excessive shape and weight concern among Mexican American women with eating disorders.  Poster presented at the North Carolina Public Health Association Annual Educational Conference, Charlotte, NC.
    • Shea, M., *Uribe, L., *Phimphasone, P., *Garcia, D., *Bono, F. & Cachelin, F.   (2011, August).  Cultural adaptation of cognitive-behavioral guided self-help for Mexican Americans with diagnosis of binge eating disorders.  Roundtable presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
    • Cachelin, F., Shea, M., *Uribe, L., Striegel-Moore, R., Wilson, G.T., & Thompson, D.  (2011, May).  Guided self-help for binge eating for Latinas:  themes for change.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
    • Shea, M., *Uribe, L., *Phimphasone, P., *Garcia, D., *Bono, F. & Cachelin, F.   (2011, April).  Cultural adaptation of a CBT program for binge eating disorders.  Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA.  
    • Thompson, D., Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R.H., & Wilson, G. T.  (2010, October).  Power to detect therapist effects in randomized controlled trials of interventions in clinical psychology.  Paper presented at the Midwest SAS Users Group Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
    • *Bono, F., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2010, August).  Anorexia nervosa versus subclinical anorexia:  utility of weight criterion.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Diego, CA.



    Collaborators

    • * denotes student co-author

    Research

    (Cachelin) Mahamedi, F., & Heatherton, T. F.  (1993). Effects of high calorie preloads on selective processing of food and body shape stimuli among dieters and nondieters.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 13, 305-314.

     

    Heatherton, T. F., Nichols, P., (Cachelin) Mahamedi, F., & Keel, P.  (1995). Body weight, dieting, and eating disorder symptoms 1982 to 1992.  The American Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 1623-1629.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H., & *Paget, W.  (1997). Comparison of women with various levels of dietary restraint on body image, personality, and family environment.  Eating Disorders:  The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 5, 205-215.

     

    Grilo, C. M., Devlin, M. J., Cachelin, F. M., & Yanovski, S. Z.  (1997). Report of the NIH Workshop on the Development of Research Priorities in Eating Disorders.  Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 33, 321-333.

     

    Heatherton, T. F., (Cachelin) Mahamedi, F., Striepe, M., Field, A. E., & Keel, P.  (1997). A ten-year longitudinal study of body weight, dieting, and eating disorder symptoms.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 106, 117-125.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., & Maher, B. A.  (1998). Is amenorrhea a critical criterion for anorexia nervosa?  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 44, 435-440.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., & Maher, B. A.  (1998). Restricters who purge: Implications of purging behavior for psychopathology and classification of anorexia nervosa.  Eating Disorders:  The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 6, 41-53.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H.,& Brownell, K. D.  (1998). Beliefs about weight gain and attitudes toward relapse in a sample of women and men with obesity.  Obesity Research, 6, 231-237.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H., & *Elder, K.  (1998). Realistic weight perception and body size assessment in a racially diverse community sample of dieters.  Obesity Research, 6, 62-68.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H., *Elder, K. A., Pike, K. M., Wilfley, D. E., & Fairburn, C. G.  (1999). Natural course outcome of a community sample of women with binge eating disorder.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 25, 45-54.

     

    Striegel-Moore, R. H., & Cachelin, F. M.  (1999). Body image concerns and disordered eating in adolescent girls:  Risk and protective factors.  In N. G. Johnson, M. C. Roberts, & J. Worell (Eds.), Beyond appearance:  A new look at adolescent girls (pp.  85-108). Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., *Veisel, C., Striegel-Moore, R. H., & *Barzegarnazari, E.  (2000). Disordered eating, acculturation and treatment seeking in a community sample of Hispanic, Asian, Black, and White women.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 244-253.

     

    Cachelin, F. M.  (2001). Ethnic differences in body size preferences:  Myth or reality?  Nutrition, 17, 353-356.  (Invited editorial.

    Cachelin, F. M., *Rebeck, R., *Veisel, C., & Striegel-Moore, R. H.  (2001). Barriers to treatment for eating disorders among ethnically diverse women.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 30, 269-278.

     

    *Lewis, D. M., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2001). Body image, body dissatisfaction, and eating attitudes in mid-life and elderly women.  Eating Disorders:  The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 9, 29-39.

     

    Striegel-Moore, R. H., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2001).The etiology of eating disorders.  The Counseling Psychologist, 29, 635-661.

     

    Striegel-Moore, R. H., Cachelin, F. M., Dohm, F. A., Pike. K. M., Wilfley, D. E., & Fairburn, C. G.  (2001). Comparison of Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa in a community sample.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 29, 157-165.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., *Rebeck, R. M., *Chung, G. H., & *Pelayo, E.  (2002). Does ethnicity influence body size preference?  A comparison of body image and body size assessments.  Obesity Research, 10 (3), 158-166.

     

    *Bravo, C., *Dovlatyan, A., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2003). Sexual and physical abuse and obesity:  a comparison between Mexican-American and Euro-American white women [Abstract].  Obesity Research, 11 (suppl.), A119.

     

    *Bravo, C., *Matus, T., *Juarez, L.,& Cachelin, F. M.  (2003). The relationship between acculturation and preference of body size in a sample of normal weight, overweight, and obese Mexican American women [Abstract].  Obesity Research, 11 (suppl.), A122.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., *Weiss, J. W.,& Garbanati, J. A.  (2003). Dieting and its relationship to smoking, acculturation, and family environment in Asian and Hispanic adolescents.  Eating Disorders:  The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 11, 51-61.

     

    *Lopez, A., *Cerezo, A., *Bravo, C., *Matus, T., *Juarez, L., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2003). Psychiatric co-morbidity among European American and Mexican American overweight/obese women with eating disorders [Abstract].  Obesity Research, 11 (suppl.), A126.

     

    Cachelin, F. M. (2003). Treatment seeking for eating disorders in a community sample of Mexican American and European American women.  In P. Swain (Ed.), Focus on eating disorders research (pp. 87-108).  New York:  Nova Biomedical Books.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., *Schug, R. A., *Juarez, L. L., & *Monreal, T. K.  (2005). Sexual abuse and eating disorders in a community sample of Mexican American women.  Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 27, 533-546.

     

    Dohm, F. A., Cachelin, F. M., & Striegel-Moore, R. H.  (2005). Factors that influence food amount ratings by White, Hispanic, and Asian samples.  Obesity Research, 13, 1061-1069.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., *Monreal, T. K., *Juarez, L. L.  (2006). Body image and size perception of Mexican American women.  Body Image, 3, 67-75.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., Phinney, J., *Schug, R. A., & Striegel-Moore, R. H.  (2006). Acculturation and eating disorders in a Mexican American community sample.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 340-347.

     

    Cachelin, F. M. & Regan, P. C.  (2006). Prevalence and correlates of chronic dieting in a multi-ethnic U.S. community sample.  Eating and Weight Disorders, 11, 91-99.

     

    Cachelin, F. M. & Striegel-Moore, R. H.  (2006).  Help seeking and barriers to treatment in a community sample of Mexican American and European American women with eating disorders.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 1544-1561.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H., & Regan, P. C.  (2006). Factors associated with treatment seeking in a community sample of European American and Mexican American women with eating disorders.  European Eating Disorders Review, 14, 422-429.

     

    *Gundy, J., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2006). Differences in perceptions of food amounts between purging-type and non-purging type eating disordered women [Abstract].  Obesity, 14 (suppl.), A146.
    Regan, P. C., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2006). Binge eating and purging in a multi-ethnic community sample.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 523-526.

     

    *Brown, M., Cachelin, F. M., Dohm, F. A.  (2009). Eating disorders in ethnic minority women:  A review of the emerging literature.  Current Psychiatry Reviews, 5, 182-193.

     

    Cachelin, F. M., & Regan, P. C.  (2009). Binge eating: What we can learn from multi-ethnic community samples.  In N. Chambers (Ed.), Binge eating:  Psychological factors, symptoms, and treatment (pp. 13-22).  Hauppauge, NY:  Nova Science Publishers.  (Invited submission)

     

    Dohm, F. A., *Brown, M., Cachelin, F. M., & Striegel-Moore, R. H.  (2009). Ethnicity, disordered eating, and body image.  In H. Landrine & N. Russo (Eds.), Handbook of diversity in feminist psychology (pp. 285-309).  New York, NY:  Springer Publishing.  (Invited submission)

     

    Cachelin, F. M.  (2011). Ethnicity, culture, and eating disorders.  PULSE.  American Dietetic Association (Invited editorial).

     

    Shea, M., Cachelin, F.M., *Uribe, L., Striegel-Moore, R. H., Thompson, D., & Wilson, G. T.  (2012). Cultural adaptation of a cognitive-behavioral therapy guided self-help program for Mexican American women with binge eating disorders.  Journal of Counseling & Development, 90, 308-318.

     

    Thompson, D., Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H., Barton, B., Shea, M., & Wilson, G. T.  (2012). How many therapists?  Practical guidance on investigating therapist effects in randomized controlled trials for eating disorders.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45, 670-676.

     

    Cachelin, F.M., Shea, M., & *Bono, F.A.  (2013). Cognitive behavioral therapy guided self-help (CBT-GSH) for binge eating:  a culturally sensitive minimal or early intervention program.  In L.  H. Choate (Ed.), Eating disorders and obesity:  A counselor’s guide to treatment and prevention (pp. 265-283).  American Counseling Association Press.

     

    Cachelin, F.M., & Thompson, D.  (2013). Predictors of maternal child-feeding practices in an ethnically diverse sample and the relationship to child obesity.  Obesity, 21, 1676-1683.

     

    Cachelin, F.M., Gil-Rivas, V., & *Vela, A.  (2014). Understanding eating disorders among Latinas.  Advances in Eating Disorders: Theories, Research and Practice, 2(2), 204-208.doi:10.1080/21662630.2013.869391 (Invited submission)

     

    Cachelin, F.M., Shea, M., *Phimphasone, P., Wilson, G.T., Thompson, D., & Striegel, R.H.  (2014). Culturally adapted cognitive behavioral guided self-help for binge eating:  A feasibility study with Mexican Americans.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20(3), 449-457

     

    Cachelin, F.M., Thompson, D., & *Phimphasone, P.  (2014). Impact of Asian American mothers’ feeding beliefs and practices on child obesity in a diverse community sample.  Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5(3), 223-229.

     

    Cachelin, F.M. (2015). Conference Scene: 3rd Annual Obesity Summit, London, UK, 14-16 April 2015. Diabetes Management, 5, 333-335. (Invited submission)

     

    Shea, M., Cachelin, F.M., *Gutierrez, G., *Wang, S., & *Phimphasone, P. (2016). Mexican American women’s perspectives on a culturally adapted cognitive-behavioral therapy guided self-help program for binge eating. Psychological Services, 13, 31-41. 

     

    Cachelin, F.M., *Thomas, C., *Vela, A., & Gil-Rivas, V. (2017). Associations between meal patterns, binge eating, and weight for Latinas. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 32-39.

     

    *Minnick, A., Cachelin, F.M., & Durvasula, R. (2017). Personality disorders and psychological functioning among Latina women with eating disorders. Behavioral Medicine, 43, 200-207.

     

    Regan, P., Cachelin, F.M., & *Minnick, A. (2017). Initial treatment seeking from professional health care providers for eating disorders: a review and synthesis of potential barriers to and facilitators of “first contact”. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 190-209. (Invited submission)

     

    Cachelin, F.M., Gil-Rivas, V., *Palmer, B., *Vela, A., *Phimphasone, P., Urquieta de Hernandez, B., & Tapp, H. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of a culturally-adapted program for Latinas with binge eating. Psychological Services.

     

    *Scott, T., Gil-Rivas, V., & Cachelin, F.M. (under review). The need for cultural adaptations to health interventions for African American women: a qualitative analysis. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

    Publications

    GRANTS AND AWARDS
    • Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund, UNC Charlotte (2014-2015): $5,000
    • Faculty Research Grant, UNC Charlotte (7/2013 - 12/2014): $12,000
    • CLAS Small Grant, UNC Charlotte (Spring 2013): $1,000
    • NIH Minorities in Biomedical Research – Support for Continuing Research Excellence (8/2009 - 6/2013): $1,282,238
    • SEED Grant, California State University, Los Angeles (9/2006 - 12/2006): $3,920
    • NIH Minorities in Biomedical Research – Support for Continuing Research Excellence (7/2001 - 6/2004): $230,726
    • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award, Calif. State Univ. (3/1999 - 6/1999): $9904
    • Sackler Award in Psychobiology, Psychology Dept., Harvard Univ. (9/1995 - 6/1996): $2500
    • Martha McMaster Award, Psychology Dept., Harvard Univ. (9/1990 - 6/1991): $2000
    • International Women’s Day Honoree, UNC Charlotte (2014) – for contributions to women’s health in a global community
    • Distinguished Women Award, California State University, Los Angeles (2007) - for mentorship of students and significant contributions to women’s health issues
    • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2004)
    • Junior Researcher “Stand out,” Academy for Eating Disorders (2000)
    • Award for Research Excellence, International Conference on Eating Disorders (1996)

    Funding

    Research into eating disorders, binge eating, obesity, and chronic dieting in women and men of ethnic minority populations.


    Interests

    Portfolio



    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Behavior Disorders of Children (graduate)
    • Capstone Seminar: Body Image and Eating Behaviors
    • Child Psychopathology
    • Health Psychology
    • Personality Psychology
    • Research Methods (I and II)
    • Sophomore Tutorial in general psychology
    • Teaching of Psychology (graduate)

    Teaching