Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD

Research Associate Professor

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  • PhD, University of Michigan

Research Interests

Dr. Thompson-Brenner’s research interests include: eating disorders, personality disorders, treatment outcome, cultural issues in eating disorders, underserved populations, eating disorder stigma, therapy integration, and technology-enhanced treatments.

Selected Publications

  • Thompson-Brenner, H., Franko, D.F., Thompson, D.R., Grilo, C.M., Boisseau, C.L., et al. (in press). Race/ethnicity, education, and treatment parameters as moderators and predictors of outcome in binge eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
  • Shingleton, R.M., Richards, L.K, & Thompson-Brenner, H., (in press). The potential of technology-enhanced therapies for eating disorders: A practice review. Psychotherapy.
  • Boisseau, C.L., Thompson-Brenner, H., Caldwell-Harris, C., Pratt, E., Farchione, T., & Barlow, D.H. (2012). Behavioral and cognitive impulsivity in obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders. Psychiatry Research, 03 July 2012 [Epub before press].
  • Thompson-Brenner, H., Satir, D.A., Franko, D.F., & Herzog, D.B. (2012). Clinician reactions to patients with eating disorders: A review. Psychiatric Services, 63(1), 73-8.
  • Franko, D.F., Thompson-Brenner, H., Thompson, D., Davis, A., et al. (2012). Racial/ethnic differences in adult participants in randomized clinical trials of binge eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(2), 186-95.
  • Thompson-Brenner, H., Boisseau, C.L., & St. Paul, M. (2011). Representation of ideal figure size in Ebony magazine: A content analysis. Body Image, 8(4), 373-8.
  • Thompson-Brenner, H., Boisseau, C.L., & Satir, D.A. (2010). Adolescent eating disorders: Treatment and response in a naturalistic study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(3) 277-301.
  • Crisafulli, M., Thompson-Brenner, H., Franko, D.F., Eddy, K.E., & Herzog, D. (2010). Stigmatization of anorexia nervosa: Characteristics and response to intervention. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29(7), 756-770.
  • Satir, D.A., Thompson-Brenner, H., Boisseau, C.L., & Crisafulli, M. (2009). Countertransference reactions to adolescents with eating disorders: Relationships to clinician and patient factors: International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(6):511-21.
  • Boisseau, C.L., Thompson-Brenner, H., Eddy, K.T., & Satir, D. (2009). Impulsivity and personality variables in adolescent eating disorders. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(4), 251-9.
  • Thompson-Brenner, H., Eddy, K.T., Franko, D., Dorer, D., Vashchenko, M., Kass, A., & Herzog, D. (2008). Personality classification for eating disorders: A longitudinal study. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 49(6), 551-60.
  • Thompson-Brenner, H., Eddy, K.T., Satir, D.A., Boisseau, C.L., & Westen, D. (2008). Personality subtypes in adolescents with eating disorders: Validation of a classification approach. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(2), 170-80
  • Thompson-Brenner, H., Eddy, K.T., Franko, D., Dorer, D., Vashchenko, M., & Herzog, D. (2008). Personality pathology and substance abuse in eating disorders: A longitudinal study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41(3), 203-208.

Contact

Email: heatherthompsonbrenner@gmail.com
Office Phone: (617) 353-9236
Fax: (617) 353-9609
Website: http://www.heatherthompsonbrenner.com/