Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Experimental Psychopathology


Kerri Boutelle, PhD



Research Interests

Brittany’s research interests include examining the psychosocial, neurocognitive, and familial factors related to disordered eating, as well as the prevention of weight gain in children and adolescents. She is also interested in studying the interplay among obesity, disordered eating, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Representative Publications
  • Matheson, B.E., & Douglas, J.M. (in press). Overweight and obesity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): a critical review investigating the etiology, development, and maintenance of this relationship. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

  • Liang, J., Matheson, B.E., Rhee, K.E., Peterson, C.B., Rydell, S., & Boutelle, K.N. (2016). Parental control and overconsumption of snack foods in overweight and obese children. Appetite, 100, 181-188.

  • Matheson, B.E., Camacho, C., Peterson, C.B., Rhee, K.E., Rydell, S., Zucker, N.L., & Boutelle, K.N. (2015). Parent feeding styles and parenting behaviors among treatment-seeking overweight and obese children with and without loss of control eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 1047-1055.

  • Madowitz, J., Matheson, B.E., & Liang, J. (2015). The relationship between eating disorders and sexual trauma. Eating and Weight Disorders, 20, 281-293.

  • Knatz, S., Murray, S.B., Matheson, B., Boutelle, K.N., Rockwell, R., Eisler, I., & Kaye, W.H. (2015). A brief, intensive application of multi-family-based treatment for eating disorders. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 23, 315-324.

  • Liang, J., Matheson, B.E., Kaye, W.H., & Boutelle, K.N. (2014). Neurocognitive correlates of obesity and obesity-related behaviors in children and adolescents: A review. International Journal of Obesity, 38, 494-506.

  • Matheson, B.E., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Shafer-Berger, S., Sedaka, N.M., Mooreville, M., Reina, S.A., Vannucci, A., Shomaker, L.B., Yanovski, S.Z., & Yanovski, J.A. (2012). Eating patterns in youth with and without loss of control eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45, 957-961.

  • Healthy Weight Research Network Pilot Grant (Sept. 2014 – March 2016): Family-Based Weight-Loss Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (FBT-ASD)
  • Academy for Eating Disorders Early Career Travel Fellowship (2013)
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