Kelly C. Allison, Ph.D.

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Professor of 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

Contact information
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.
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Selected Publications

Allison KC, Wu J, Spitzer JC, McCuen-Wurst C, Ashare RL, Tewksbury C, LaGrotte CA, Wadden TA, Williams NN, Sarwer DB: Changes in eating behaviors and their relation to weight change 6 and 12 months after bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery 33(3): 733-742, 2023.

Allison KC, Chao AM, Bruzas MB, McCuen-Wurst C, Jones E, McAllister C, Gruber K, Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Tronieri JS: A pilot randomized controlled trial of liraglutide 3.0 mg for binge eating disorder. Obesity Science and Practice 9(2): 127-136, 2023.

Burkbauer L, Goldbach M, Huang C, Bharani T, Adekeye A, Lewandowski J, Allison K, Krouse R, Tchou J.: Awareness of link between obesity and breast cancer risk is associated with willingness to participate in weight loss intervention. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 194(3): 541-550, 2022.

Schulte EM, Kral TVE, Allison KC: A cross-sectional examination of reported changes to weight, eating, and activity behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic among United States adults with food addiction. Appetite 168: 105740, 2022.

Veronda AC, Allison KC, Crosby RD, Irish LA: Development and validation of the Chrononutrition Profile – Diary. Eating Behaviors 45: 101625, 2022.

Bruzas MB, Tronieri JS, Chao AM, Jones E, McAllister C, Gruber K, McCuen-Wurst C, Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Allison KC: Binge size and loss of control as correlates of eating behavior and psychopathology among individuals with binge eating disorder and higher weight. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 45(5): 603-612, 2022.

Chao AM, Abene J, Allison KC, Pearl RL, Wadden TA, Williams NN, Tronieri JS: Binge eating disorder and eating self-efficacy in adults seeking bariatric surgery. Clinical Obesity 12(4): e12531, 2022.

Steinberg Weiss M, Roe AH, Allison KC, Dodson WC, Kris-Etherton PM, Kunselman AR, Stetter CM, Williams NI, Gnatuk CL, Estes SJ, Sarwer DB, Coutifaris C, Legro RS, Dokras A. : Lifestyle modifications alone or combined with hormonal contraceptives improve sexual dysfunction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertility & Sterility 115(2): 474-482, 2021.

Beauchamp MT, Allison KC, Lundgren JD: The nature of night eating syndrome: using network analysis to understand unique symptomological relationships. International Journal of Eating Disorders 54(5): 733-744, 2021.

Asch DA, Buresh J, Allison KC, Islam N, Sheils NE, Doshi JA, Werner RM: Trends in US patients receiving care for eating disorders and other common behavioral health conditions before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMA Network Open 4(11): e2134913, 2021.

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Last updated: 04/21/2023
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