Jena Shaw Tronieri, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Center for Weight and Eating Disorders
Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
at the University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market St., 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-5045
BA (Anthropology, Spanish)
Franklin & Marshall College, 2005.
MS (Clinical Psychology)
Drexel University, 2012.
PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Drexel University, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

In her clinical work, Dr. Tronieri provides behavioral weight control therapy in both individual and groups settings and conducts behavioral assessments of patients seeking bariatric surgery. She also uses evidence-based treatments including cognitive therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to treat patients with eating disorders or with comorbid anxiety or depression.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Tronieri’s research focuses on identifying individual predictors of weight loss success and improving weight outcomes for patients with obesity. She is also interested in evaluating acceptance-based treatments for weight and eating disorders and in bariatric surgery outcomes.

Selected Publications

Ghanbari E* & Tronieri JS: The effect of initial and long-term weight loss on sleep quality and stress. Society of Behavioral Medicine, 42nd Annual Meeting 2021 Notes: Submitted for poster presentation.

Allison KC, Chao AM, Bruzas MB, McCuen-Wurst C, Jones E, McAllister C, Grubber K, Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Tronieri JS: Randomized controlled trial of liraglutide 3.0 mg for binge eating disorder (BED). Obesity Week, the Obesity Society Annual Meeting, online Nov 2020 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Tronieri JS, Fabricatore A, Wadden TA, Auerbbach P, Endahl E, Sugimoto D, Rubino D: Effects of dietary self-monitoring, physical activity, liraglutide 3.0 mg and placebo on weight loss in the SCALE IBT trial. Obesity Facts 13: 572–583, Nov 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1159/000511130.

Bruzas MB, Tronieri JS, Chao AM, Jones E, McAllister C, Gruber K, McCuen-Wurst C, Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Allison KC: Sleep quality and depression in treatment-seeking adults with binge eating disorder (BED). Obesity Week, the Obesity Society Annual Meeting, online Nov 2020 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Chao AM, Zhou Y, Gupta SR, Pearl RL, Tronieri JS, Wadden TA, Williams NN, Allison KC: A comparison of dieting and weight histories in patients with and without binge eating disorder. Obesity Week, the Obesity Society Annual Meeting, online Nov 2020 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Tronieri JS, Wadden TA, Pearl RL, Berkowitz RI, Alamuddin A, Chao AM: Mindful eating, general mindful awareness, and acceptance as predictors of weight loss. Mindfulness 11: 2818–2827, Sept 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1007/s12671-020-01493-5.

Pearl RL, Wadden TA, Bach C, Tronieri JS, Berkowitz RI: Six-month follow-up from a randomized controlled trial of the Weight BIAS Program. Obesity (Silver Spring) Page: Online ahead of print, Aug 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1002/oby.22931.

Tronieri JS, Wadden TA, Walsh O, Berkowitz RI, Alamuddin N, Chao AM: Measures of adherence as predictors of early and total weight loss with intensive behavioral therapy for obesity combined with liraglutide 3.0 mg. Behaviour Research and Therapy 131, Aug 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2020.103639. Epub 2020 May 13.

Pearl RL, Wadden TA, Bach C, Gruber K, Leonard S, Walsh OA, Tronieri JS, Berkowitz RI: Effects of a cognitive-behavioral intervention targeting weight stigma: A randomized controlled trial. J Consult Clin Psychol 88(5): 470-480, May 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000480.

Ghanbari EG*, Ward A, Tronieri JS: The effect of a biomedical explanation on uncertainty and unpleasantness of pain. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA/Online April 2020 Notes: Poster presentation.

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Last updated: 01/27/2021
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