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Dr. Denise Wilfley

Dr. Denise Wilfley received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1989. After faculty positions at Yale University and San Diego State University/UCSD, she joined the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in 2002 as associate professor and was promoted to professor in 2003. Dr. Wilfley’s research focuses on examining the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity and eating disorders. She was installed as the Scott Rudolph University Professor in May 2014.