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Dorothy Van Buren, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor Emeritus

Education and Training
Retired, September 2017
PhD, Psychology, Louisiana State University, 1987
Internship, Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama in Birmingham, School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry, 1984-1985
MA, Psychology, Louisiana State University, 1983
BA, Psychology and Human Development and Family Living, University of Kansas, 1980

Areas of Clinical Interest
Eating disorders, chronic illness, marital and family relationships


Areas of Research Interests
Lifestyle interventions for youth with Type 2 Diabetes and their families, psychological treatments for Binge Eating Disorder,family based, behavioral treatments for pediatric obesity, and dissemination of evidence based treatments for eating disorders into community practice settings

Key Publications
Van Buren DJ, Wilfley DE, Marcus MD, Anderson B, Abramson NW, Berkowitz R, Ievers-Landis C, Trief P, Yasuda P, Hirst K, , (2018 Jan). Depressive symptoms and glycemic control in youth with type 2 diabetes participating in the TODAY clinical trial. Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract.. 135: 85-87.  Full Article ->

Van Buren DJ, Tibbs TL (2014 Dec). Lifestyle interventions to reduce diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk among children. Curr Diab Rep. 14(12): 557.  Full Article ->

Rieger E, Van Buren DJ, Bishop M, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Welch R, Wilfley DE (2010 Jun). An eating disorder-specific model of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-ED): causal pathways and treatment implications. Clin Psychol Rev. 30(4): 400-10.  Full Article ->

Theim KR, Sinton MM, Goldschmidt AB, Van Buren DJ, Doyle AC, Saelens BE, Stein RI, Epstein LH, Wilfley DE (2013 Feb). Adherence to behavioral targets and treatment attendance during a pediatric weight control trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 21(2): 394-7.  Full Article ->

Wilfley DE, Van Buren DJ, Theim KR, Stein RI, Saelens BE, Ezzet F, Russian AC, Perri MG, Epstein LH (2010 Feb). The use of biosimulation in the design of a novel multilevel weight loss maintenance program for overweight children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 18 Suppl 1S91-8.  Full Article ->

Berkowitz RI, Marcus MD, Anderson BJ, Delahanty L, Grover N, Kriska A, Laffel L, Syme A, Venditti E, Van Buren DJ, Wilfley DE, Yasuda P, Hirst K, , (2018 Mar). Adherence to a lifestyle program for youth with type 2 diabetes and its association with treatment outcome in the TODAY clinical trial. Pediatr Diabetes. 19(2): 191-198.  Full Article ->