Our mission is to promote healthful lifestyles and body acceptance at UW and beyond through investigating eating and exercise behaviors at the individual level.

Research Outputs


Exploring the genetic architecture of anorexia nervosa: Defining the genomic factor structure of anxiety-related and anthropometric traits




  • Schaumberg, K., Peterson, C., Le Grange, D., Mitchell, J. E., Crosby, R., Wonderlich, S., Crow, S., Joiner, T., Bardone-Cone, A.M. (2020) Compulsivity and impulsivity-related dimensions in adults with bulimia nervosa differentially relate to eating disordered behaviors. Eating Behaviors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2020.101382
  • Weaver, S. S., Kroska, E. B., Ross, M. C., Sartin-Tarm, A., Sellnow, K. A., Schaumberg, K., … & Cisler, J. M. (2020). Sacrificing reward to avoid threat: Characterizing PTSD in the context of a trauma-related approach-avoidance conflict task. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
  • Juarascio, A., Manassee, S., Clark, K. E., Schaumberg, K., Kerrigan, S., Goldstein, S., Evans, B., Wykoff, E., Murray, H. B., & Forman, E. (2020) Understanding the overlap and differences in terms describing patterns of maladaptive avoidance and intolerance of negative emotional states. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.109859
  • Schaumberg, K., Brosof, L. C., Lloyd, E. C., Yilmaz, Z., Bulik, C. M., Zerwas, S. C., & Micali, N. (2020). Prospective associations between childhood neuropsychological profiles and adolescent eating disorders. European Eating Disorders Review28(2), 156-169. DOI: 10.1002/erv.2721
  • Smith, K. E., Schaumberg, K., Reilly, E. E., Anderson, L. M., Schaefer, L. M., Dvorak, R., Crosby, R. D., & Wonderlich, S. A. (2020). Examining the ecological validity of the trait-level rumination measures among women with binge eating symptoms. Eating and Weight Disorders: Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity.
  • Scharmer, C., Gorrell, S., Schaumberg, K., Anderson, D. (2020). Compulsive or addictive exercise? Clarifying conceptualizations of problematic exercise among individuals with eating disorders. Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Hübel, C., Yilmaz, Z., Schaumberg, K., Breithaupt, L., Hunjan, A., García-González, J., O’Reilly, P.F., Bulik, C.M., Breen, G. (2019). Altered body composition and its relationship with biochemistry in anorexia nervosa: meta-analysis and meta-regression of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
  • Hazzard, V. M., Schaefer, L. M., Schaumberg, K., Bardone-Cone, A. M., Frederick, D. A., Klump, K. L., Anderson, D. A., & Thompson, J. K. (2019). Testing the Tripartite Influence Model among heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women. Body Image. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.07.001
  • Gorrell, S., Schaumberg, K., Boswell, J., Hormes, J., & Anderson, D. (2019). Female Athlete Body Project intervention with professional dancers: A pilot trial. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. doi:10.1080/10640266.2019.1632592
  • Schaumberg, K., Jangmo, A., Thornton, L. M., Birgegard, A., Almqvist, C., Norring, C., . . . Bulik, C. M. (2019). Patterns of diagnostic transition in eating disorders: a longitudinal population study in Sweden. Psychol Med, 49(5), 819-827. doi:10.1017/S0033291718001472
  • Schaefer, L. M.,Smith, K. E., Leonard, R., Wetterneck, C., Smith, B., Farrell, N., Riemann, B. C., Frederick, D. A., Schaumberg, K., Klump, K. L., Anderson, D. A., Thompson, J. K. (2018). Identifying a male clinical cutoff on the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q). doi:10.1002/eat.22972 
  • Schaumberg, K., Zerwas, S., Goodman, E., Yilmaz, Z., Bulik, C. M., & Micali, N. (2018). Anxiety disorder symptoms at age 10 predict eating disorder symptoms and diagnoses in adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.111/jcpp.12984
  • Gorrell, S., Reilly, E.E., Schaumberg, K.,Anderson, L. M., & Donahue, J. M. (2018). Weight suppression and its relation to eating disorder and weight outcomes: A narrative review. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention. PDF
  • Schaumberg, K.,Reilly, E.E., Anderson, L.M., Gorrell, S.C., Wang, S., & Sala, M. (2018).Improving prediction of eating-related behavioral outcomes with zero-sensitive regression models.Appetite. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.06.030
  • Schaefer, L. M., Burke, N. L., Anderson, L. M., Thompson, J. K., Heinberg, L. J., Bardone-Cone, A. M., Higgins Neyland, M. K., Frederick, D. A., Kelly, M. C., Anderson, D. A., Schaumberg, K.,Nerini, A., Stefanile, C., Dittmar, H., Klump, K. L., Vercellone, A. C., & Paxton, S. J. (2018). Comparing internalization of appearance ideals and appearance-related pressures among women from the United States, Italy, England, and Australia. Eating and Weight Disorders. 
  • Schaumberg, K.*Jangmo, A.*, Thornton, L. M., Birgegård, A., Almqvist, C., Norring, C., … Bulik, C. M. (2018). Patterns of diagnostic transition in eating disorders. A longitudinal population study in Sweden. Psychological Medicine.  *co-first authors PDF
  • Lantz, E.L., Gaspar, M.S., DiTore, R., Piers, A.D. & Schaumberg, K.**(2018). Conceptualzing body dissatisfaction in eating disorders within a self-discrepancy framework: A review of the evidence. Eating and Weight Disorders, 1-17. **Manuscript completed as part of a graduate course assignment with instructor Schaumberg. PDF
  • Kerrigan, S. G., Call, C., Schaumberg, K.,Forman, E., & Butryn, M. L. (2018). Associations between change in sedentary behavior and outcome in standard behavioral weight loss treatment. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8, 299-304. doi:10.1093/tdm/ibx038
  • Schaumberg, K., Welch, E., Breithaupt, L., Hubel, C., Baker, J. H., Munn-Chernoff, M. A. … Bulik, C. B. (2017). The science behind the Academy for Eating Disorders’ Nine Truthsabout eating disorders. European Eating Disorders Review, 25, 432-450. doi:10.1002/erv.2553
  • Baker, J.H., Schaumberg, K., Munn-Chernoff, M.A. (2017). Genetics of anorexia nervosa. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19, 84doi:10.1007/s11920-017-0842-2
  • Kilpela, L. S., Schaumberg, K., Hopkins, L. B. & Becker, C. B. (2017). Mechanisms of action during a dissonance-based intervention through 14-month follow-up: The roles of body shame and body surveillance. Body Image, 23, 171-175doi:10.1016/j.dobyim.2017.10.003
  • Reilly, E.E., Anderson, L.M., Gorrell, S.C., Schaumberg, K, & Anderson, D.A. (2017). Expanding exposure-based interventions for eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 1137-1141doi:10.1002/eat.22761
  • Butryn, M.L., Forman, E.M., Lowe, M.R., Gorin, A., Zhang, F., & Schaumberg, K.(2017). Efficacy of environmental and acceptance-based enhancements to behavioral weight loss treatment: The ENACT Trial. Obesity25, 866-872. doi:10.1002/oby.21813. 
  • Schaumberg, K.& Anderson, D.A. (2016). Dietary restraint and weight loss as risk factors for eating pathology. Eating Behaviors,23, 97-103. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.08.009
  • Rosenbaum, D.L., Schumacher, L.M., Schaumberg, K., Piers, A.D., Gaspar, M., Lowe, M.R., Forman, E.M., & Butryn, M.L. (2016). Calorie highs and lows: how much does consistency matter in weight control? Clinical Obesity,6, 193-201. doi:10.1111/cob.12142
  • Schaumberg, K., Schumacher, L.M., Rosenbaum, D.L., Kase, C.A.*, Piers, A.D*, Lowe, M.R., Forman, E.M., & Butryn, M.L. (2016). The role of negative reinforcement eating expectancies in the relation between experiential avoidance and disinhibition. Eating Behaviors, 21, 129-134. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.003 *mentored post-baccalaureate co-author
  • Kase, C.A.*, Piers, A.D.*, Schaumberg, K., Forman, E.M., & Butryn, M.L. (2016). The relationship of alcohol use to weight loss in the context of behavioral weight loss treatment. Appetite, 99, 105-111. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.01.014 *mentored post-baccalaureate co-author
  • Schaumberg, K.,Anderson, D.A., Anderson, L.M., Reilly, E. E., & Gorrell, S.C. (2016). Dietary restraint: What’s the harm? A review of the relationship between dietary restraint, weight trajectory, and the development of eating pathology. Clinical Obesity,6, 89-100. doi:10.1111/cob.12134
  • Anderson, L. M., Reilly, E. E., Gorrell, S.C., Schaumberg, K., & Anderson, D. A. Gender-based differential item functioning in the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale. (2016). Personality and Individual Differences. 92, 87-91. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.12.016
  • Schaumberg, K.,Anderson, L.M., Reilly, E.E., Dmochowski, S.C., Anderson, D.A., & Earleywine, M. (2016). Considering alternative calculations of weight suppression. Eating Behaviors, 20, 57-63doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.11.003
  • Kerrigan, S., Schaumberg, K., Kase, C.A*, Gaspar, M.E, Forman, E.M., & Butryn, M.L. (2016) From last supper to self-initiated weight loss: Pre-treatment weight change may be more important than previously thought. Obesity,24, 843-849. doi:10.1002/oby.21423*post-baccalaureate co-author
  • Anderson, L. M., Schaumberg, K., Anderson, D. A., & Kirschenbaum, D. S. (2016). Participation as a leader in immersion weight loss treatment: a 1-year follow-up study. Clinical Obesity6, 51-60. doi:10.1111/cob.12126
  • Reilly, E., Dmochowski, S.C., Schaumberg, K., Earleywine, M., & Anderson, D. A. (2015). Gender-moderated links between urgency, binge drinking, and excessive exercise. Journal of American College Health, 64, 104-111. doi:10.1080/07448481.2015.1085056
  • Anderson, L.M., Reilly, E. E., Schaumberg, K., Dmochowski, S.C., & Anderson, D.A. (2015). Contributions of mindful eating, intuitive eating, and restraint to BMI, disordered eating, and meal consumption in college students. Eating and Weight Disorders – Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. 1-8. doi:10.1007/s40519-015-0210-3
  • Schaumberg, K.,Anderson, D.A., Reilly, E.E., & Anderson, L.M. (2015). Does short-term fasting promote pathological eating patterns?Eating Behaviors, 19, 168-172. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.09.005
  • Anderson, D. A. Schaumberg, K.,Anderson, L.M., Reilly, E.  (2015). Is level of intuitive eating associated with plate and portion size effects? Eating Behaviors18, 125-130.doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.05.005
  • Schaumberg, K. Anderson, D.A., Kirschenbaum, D.S., & Earleywine, M. (2015). Participation as a leader in immersion weight loss treatment may benefit, not harm, healthy young adults. Clinical Obesity, 5, 226-235.doi:10.1111/cob.12106.
  • Schaumberg, K.Mota, N.P., Dixon, L., Sippel, L., Jackson, M., Vinci, C., . . . Coffey, S.F. (2015). The Paper Chase: Reflections on an exercise in collaborative scientific writing. the Behavior Therapist, 38, 43-47.http://www.abct.org/docs/PastIssue/38n2.pdf
  • Mota, N.P., Schaumberg, K.,Vinci, C., Sippel, L.M., Jackson, M., Schumacher, J. A., Coffey, S.F. (2015). Vividness ratings during exposure treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder as a predictor of treatment outcome. Behavior Research and Therapy, 69, 22-28. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2015.03.003
  • Schaumberg, K.Vinci, C., Raiker, J.S., Mota, N.P., Jackson, M., Whalen, D., . . .Coffey, S.F. (2015). PTSD-related alcohol expectancies and impulsivity interact to predict alcohol use severity in a substance dependent sample with PTSD. Addictive Behaviors, 51, 41-45. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.09.022.
  • Schaefer, L. M., Burke, N. L., Thompson, J. K., Dedrick, R. F., Heinberg, L. J., Calogero, R. M., . . . Swami, V. (2014). Development and Validation of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4 (SATAQ-4). Psychological Assessment. doi:10.1037/a0037917
  • Schaumberg, K.,Anderson, L.M., Reilly, E., & Anderson, D.A. (2014). Patterns of compensatory behaviors and disordered eating in college students. Journal of American College Health. doi:10.1080/07448481.2014.930468
  • Reilly, E., Anderson, L.M., Schaumberg, K., & Anderson, D.A. (2014). Gender-based differential item functioning in common measures of body dissatisfaction. Body Image. 11, 206-209. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.02.001
  • Schaumberg, K. & Anderson, D. A. (2014). Does short-term fasting promote changes in state body image? Body Image. 11, 167-170doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.01.005
  • Kuerbis, A. N., Schaumberg, K., Davis, C. M., Hail, L., & Morgenstern, J. (2014). Unpacking personalized feedback: An exploratory study of the impact of its components and the reactions it elicits among problem drinking men who have sex with men. Substance Use and Misuse. 49, 383-394doi:10.3109/10826084.2013.841247
  • Schaumberg, K., & Earleywine, M. (2013). Evaluating the acquired preparedness model for bulimic symptoms and problem drinking in male and female college students. Eating Behaviors, 14, 47-52. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.10.012
  • SchaumbergK., Kuerbis, A. N., Morgenstern, J., & Muench, F. (2013). Attributions of change and self-efficacy in a randomized controlled trial of medication and psychotherapy for problem drinking. Behavior Therapy, 44, 88-99. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2012.07.001
  • Becker, C. B., Bull, S., Schaumberg, K., Cauble, A., & Franco, A. (2008).  Effectiveness of peer-led eating disorders prevention: A replication trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,76, 347-54. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.76.2.347
  • Becker, C. B., Darius, E., & Schaumberg, K.(2007). An analog study of patient preferences for exposure versus alternative treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 2861-73. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2007.05.006



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