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Kelly C. Allison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

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3535 Market St., Suite 3029
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
Office: 215-898-7314
Fax: 215-898-2878
B.A. (Psychology)
University of Notre Dame, 1995.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1997.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2000.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Researcher, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2000-2001.
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Selected Publications

Allison KC, Sarwer DB, Pare E: Issues related to weight management during pregnancy among overweight and obese women. Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2: 249-254, 2007.

Lundgren JD, Newberg AB, Allison KC, Wintering NA, Ploessl K, Stunkard AJ: 123I-ADAM SPECT imaging of serotonin transporter binding in patients with night eating syndrome: a preliminary report. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 162: 214-220, 2008.

Allison KC, Lundgren JD, O’Reardon JP, Martino NS, Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Crosby RD, Engel SG, Stunkard AJ: The Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ): psychometric properties of a measure of severity of the night eating syndrome. Eating Behaviors 9(1): 62-72, January 2008 Notes:

Allison KC, Grilo CM, Masheb RM, Stunkard AJ: High self-reported rates of neglect and emotional abuse by persons with Binge Eating Disorder and Night Eating Syndrome. Behaviour Research and Therapy 2007 Notes: 10.1016/j.brat.2007.05.007

Allison KC, Crow SJ, Reeves RR, West DS, Foreyt JP, DiLillo VG, Wadden TA, Jeffery RW, Van Dorsten B, Stunkard AJ and the Eating Disorders Subgroup of the Look AHEAD Research Group: The prevalence of binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Obesity 15: 1285-1291, 2007.

Rogers NL, Dinges DF, Allison KC, Maislin G, Martino N, O’Reardon JP, Stunkard AJ : Assessment of sleep in women with night eating syndrome. Sleep 29: 814-819, 2006.

O’Reardon JP, Allison KC, Martino NS, Lundgren JD, Heo M, Stunkard AJ: A Randomized placebo-controlled trial of sertraline in the treatment of the night eating syndrome. American Journal of Psychiatry 163: 893-898, 2006.

Allison KC, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand C, Gibbons L, Stack R, Stunkard AJ, Williams N: Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features. Obesity 14: 77S-82S, 2006 Notes: Co-publication in Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders, 2006;2:153-158. PMID: 16925341.

Allison KC, Ahima RS, O’Reardon JP, Dinges DF, Sharma V, Cummings DE, Heo M, Martino N, Stunkard AJ: Neuroendocrine Profiles Associated with Energy Intake, Sleep, and Stress in the Night Eating Syndrome. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 90: 6214-6217, 2005.

Allison KC, Stunkard AJ, Thier SL: Overcoming night eating syndrome: A step-by-step guide to breaking the cycle. New Harbinger, 2004.

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