Brittany Bohrer

M.A. Psychology (2015) University of Kansas
B.S. (2011) University of North Dakota
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Summary

Research Lab: Center for Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors
Advisor: Dr. Kelsie Forbush
Research Interests: Assessment, diagnosis, classification, and treatment of eating disorders.

Awards: University Graduate Fellowship – Dissertation Fellowship, 2018-2019; Psychology Strategic Initiative Grant, University of Kansas, 2018; Research Excellence Initiative Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Travel Grant, University of Kansas, 2018; C.R. Snyder Research Achievement Award, University of Kansas, 2017; Doctoral Student Research Fund, University of Kansas, 2016; Graduate Research Competition Award, University of Kansas, 2016; Summer Research Fellow, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2015; Graduate Research Award in Ingestive Behavior, Purdue University, 2013-2014


Publications:

Chapa, D. A., Bohrer, B. K., & Forbush, K. T. (2018). Is the diagnostic threshold for bulimia nervosa clinically meaningful? Eating Behaviors, 28, 16-19. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2017.12.002

Bohrer, B. K., Carroll, I. A., Forbush, K. T., & Chen, P. Y. (2017). Treatment seeking for eating disorders: Results from a nationally representative study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 1341-1349. doi:10.1002/eat.22785

Forbush, K. T., Gould, S. R., Chapa, D. A., Bohrer, B. K., Hagan, K. E., Clark, K. E., Sorokina, D. A., & Perko, V. L. (2017). New horizons in measurement: A review of novel and innovative approaches to eating-disorder assessment. Current Psychiatry Reports. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-017-0826-2

Forbush, K. T., Hagan, K. E., Kite, B. A., Chapa, D. A., Bohrer, B. K., & Gould, S. A. (2017). Understanding eating disorders within internalizing psychopathology: A novel transdiagnostic, hierarchical-dimensional model. Comprehensive Psychiatry. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.06.009

Bohrer, B. K., & Thomas, J. J. (2015). Other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED). In J. E. Wildes & T. Wade, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders (pp. 627-630). SpringerMeteor.

Bohrer, B. K., Forbush, K. T., & Hunt, T. K. (2015). Are common measures of dietary restraint and binge eating reliable and valid in obese persons? Appetite, 87, 344-351. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.226

Derenne, A., Loshek, E., & Bohrer, B. K. (2015). Postdiscrimination gradients with familiar and unfamiliar faces. The Psychological Record, 65, 77-82. doi:10.1007/s40732-014-0091-2

Forbush, K. T., Richardson, J., & Bohrer, B. K. (2014). Clinicians’ practices regarding blind versus open weighing among patients with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 905-911. doi:10.1002/eat.22369


Presentations:

Bohrer, B. K., Carroll, I. A., Forbush, K. T., & Chen, P. Y. (April 2018). Treatment seeking for eating disorders: Results from a nationally representative study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago IL, USA.

Bohrer, B. K., Clark, K. E., Perko, V. L., Sorokina, D. A., & Forbush, K. T. (June 2017). Clinical utility of the Eating Pathology Symptoms Inventory for measuring eating disorder symptoms over time. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Prague, Czech Republic.

Bohrer, B. K., Carroll, I. A., & Forbush, K. T. (March, 2016). Help seeking and eating disorders: Results from a nationally representative study. Paper presented at the Graduate Research Competition, Lawrence KS, USA.

Forbush, K. T., Hilderbrand, L. A., & Bohrer, B. K. (April, 2015). Test-retest reliability of common eating disorder measures among men and women. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Boston MA, USA.

Bohrer, B. K., Forbush, K. T., & May, C. (March, 2014). Distinguishing among purging- and non-purging bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in a community-recruited sample of adults. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York City NY, USA.

Bohrer, B. K., Forbush, K. T., Hunt, T. K. (May, 2013). Are common measures of dietary restraint and binge eating reliable and valid in obese persons? Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Selected Publications

Bohrer, B. K., Chapa, D. A., Exum, A. C., Richson, B., Voss, M. M., & Forbush, K. T. (in press). Eating Disorders. In D. L. Segal (Ed.), Diagnostic Interviewing, Fifth Edition. New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media.

Selected Presentations

Bohrer, B. K., Hail, L., Bardone-Cone, A., & Nagata, J. (May 2019). Back to basics: Fundamental principles of eating-disorder diagnosis and assessment. Workshop presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.

Bohrer, B. K., Hail, L., Loth, K. Pacanowski, C., Austin, B., Katzman, D., Lebow, J., & Moran, A. (May 2019). If you are not counted, you don’t count: Best practices in population-level assessment of disordered eating and eating disorders. Special Interest Group (SIG) discussion panel presented by the Assessment-Diagnosis SIG and Epidemiology-Public Health SIG at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.

Alson, A., Brodrick, B., Bohrer, B. K., Hail, L., Lesser, J., Menzel, J., Bucknam, M., Crossman, M., & Peebles, R. (May 2019). Beyond the white coat and stethoscope: A closer look at out-patient medical evaluation of individuals with a suspected eating disorder. SIG discussion panel presented by the Medical Care SIG, Child-Adolescent SIG, and Assessment-Diagnosis SIG at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY. 

Selected Awards & Honors

Research Excellence Initiative Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Travel Grant 
Academy for Eating Disorders RSH Scholarship
Academy for Eating Disorders Student Research Grant 

 


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