Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Experimental Psychopathology


Aaron Blashill, PhD

Research Interests

Autumn is interested in sociocultural factors that influence eating pathology and body image disturbance, particularly within LGBTQ+ populations, as well as translating mechanistic research into novel treatments for eating disorders.

Representative Publications
  • Haynos, A. F., Anderson, L. M., Askew, A. J., Craske, M. G., & Peterson, C. B. (2021). Adapting a neuroscience-informed intervention to alter reward mechanisms of anorexia nervosa: a novel direction for future research. Journal of Eating Disorders, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-021-00417-5

  • Simone, M., Askew, A., Lust, K., Eisenberg, M. E., & Pisetsky, E. M. (2020). Disparities in self‐reported eating disorders and academic impairment in sexual and gender minority college students relative to their heterosexual and cisgender peers. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(4), 513–524. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23226

  • Askew, A. J., Peterson, C. B., Crow, S. J., Mitchell, J. E., Halmi, K. A., Agras, W. S., & Haynos, A. F. (2020). Not all body image constructs are created equal: Predicting eating disorder outcomes from preoccupation, dissatisfaction, and overvaluation. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(6), 954–963. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23277

  • Cota-Robles Fellowship (UCSD, 2021-2025)
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