Jena Shaw Tronieri, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology in 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

Chao AM, Wadden TA, Pearl RL , Alamuddin N, Leonard SM, Bakizada ZM, Pinkasavage E, Gruber KA, Walsh OA, Berkowitz RI, Alfaris N, and Tronieri JS: A randomized controlled trial of lorcaserin and lifestyle counselling for weight loss maintenance: changes in emotion- and stress-related eating, food cravings and appetite. Clinical Obesity 8: 383–390, Dec 2018.

Chao AM, Wadden TA, Tronieri JS, Berkowitz RI: Alcohol consumption and weight loss during an intensive lifestyle intervention. The Obesity Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN November 2018 Notes: Accepted for oral presentation.

Pearl RL, Wadden TA, Walton K, Allison KC, Tronieri JS, Williams NN: Health or appearance? Factors motivating the decision to seek bariatric surgery. In Masters Course in Behavioral Health Session. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN November 2018 Notes: Accepted for Oral presentation.

Pearl RL; Walton K; Allison KC; Tronieri JS; Wadden TA: Preference for people-first language among patients seeking bariatric surgery. JAMA Surgery Page: E1:E2, September 2018 Notes: doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2702.

Tronieri JS, Wadden TA, Alfaris N, Chao AM, Alamuddin N, Berkowitz RI, & Pearl RL: “Last supper” predicts greater weight loss early in obesity treatment, but not enough to offset initial gains. Frontiers in Psychology 9: 1335, August 02 2018 Notes: DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01335.

Pearl RL, Wadden TA, Tronieri JS, Berkowitz RI, Chao AM, Alamuddin N, Leonard SM, Carvajal R, Bakizada ZM, Pinkasavage E, Gruber KA, Walsh OA, Alfaris N: Short- and Long-Term Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life with Weight Loss: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 26(6): 985-991, Jun 2018.

Glassman LH, Kuster AT, Shaw JA, Forman EM, Izzetoglu M, Matteucci A, Herbert JD: Erratum to: The relationship between dorsolateral prefrontal activation and speech performance-based social anxiety using functional near infrared spectroscopy. Brain imaging and behavior 12(3): 917, Jun 2018.

Tronieri JS, Wadden TA, Chao AM, Pearl RL, Alamuddin N, Berkowitz RI: Early Weight Loss in Behavioral Treatment Predicts Later Rate of Weight Loss and Response to Pharmacotherapy. Annals of behavioral medicine: a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine May 2018 Notes: DOI: 10.1093/abm/kay036

Pearl RL, Wadden TA, Tronieri JS, Chao AM, Alamuddin N, Berkowitz RI: Everyday discrimination in a racially diverse sample of patients with obesity. Clinical obesity 8(2): 140-146, Apr 2018.

Pearl RL, Wadden TA, Shaw Tronieri J, Chao AM, Alamuddin N, Bakizada ZM, Pinkasavage E, Berkowitz RI: Sociocultural and Familial Factors Associated with Weight Bias Internalization. Obesity facts 11(2): 157-164, Apr 2018.

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Last updated: 11/09/2018
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