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Alissa Haedt-Matt

Alissa Haedt-Matt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: 

312.567.3514

Fax: 

312.567.3493

Email: 

Office: 

Life Sciences Building, Room 256A

Education 

Ph.D., University of Iowa, Clinical Psychology (2012)
M.A., University of Iowa, Psychology (2007)
B.S. with Distinction and Honors, University of Iowa, Psychology (2003)

Research Interests 

Etiology
Maintenance and treatment of eating disorders
Intersection of mood dysregulation and eating pathology
Classification of eating disorders, particularly Purging Disorder

About 

Alissa Haedt-Matt joined the clinical area training faculty as an Assistant Professor in fall 2012. Dr. Haedt-Matt completed her clinical psychology internship in the Eating and Weight Disorders Track at the University of Chicago Medical Center and received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in July 2012. Dr. Haedt-Matt has received numerous honors, including a National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship and an APA Dissertation Research Award. She has twelve peer-reviewed publications, three book chapters, and has presented her research at national and international conferences. Dr. Haedt-Matt also has been active in several professional organizations, including the Academy for Eating Disorders, American Psychological Association, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.

Current research projects include, 1) examining the role of affective, cognitive, and somatic factors in triggering and maintaining purging behavior among women with Purging Disorder, and 2) investigating concurrent and prospective associations between emotional eating and affect and implications for risk models of binge eating.

Research & Major Accomplishments 

2007: J.R. Simon Early Scholarship Potential Award, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa

2007: Jakobsen Conference Award (Third Place), Social Sciences and Education Division, University of Iowa

2007: NIMH Junior Investigator Travel Fellowship, Academy for Eating Disorders

2008: Scholarly Presentation Award, Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students, University of Iowa

2008: Graduate Student Senate Travel Fellowship, University of Iowa

2008: Graduate Incentive Fellowship, University of Iowa

2008: Academy for Eating Disorders Student Research Grant

2009: Selected to attend the NIH Eating Disorders Classification and Diagnosis Conference, Washington, D.C.

2011: Spence Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa

Selected Publications 

Haedt-Matt, A. A., Zalta, A. K., Forbush, K. T., & Keel, P. K. (2012). Experimental evidence that changes in mood cause changes in body dissatisfaction among undergraduate women. Body Image, 9, 216-220.

Brown, T. A., Haedt-Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2011). Personality pathology in purging disorder and bulimia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 735-740.

Haedt-Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2011). Hunger and binge eating: A meta-analysis of studies using ecological momentary assessment. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 573-578.

Haedt-Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2011). Revisiting the affect regulation model of binge eating: A meta-analysis of studies using ecological momentary assessment.Psychological Bulletin, 137, 660-681.

Haedt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2010). Comparing definitions of purging disorder on point prevalence and associations with external validators. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 433-439.

Keel, P. K., Gravener, J. A., Joiner, T. E., & Haedt, A. A. (2010). Twenty-year follow-up of bulimia nervosa and related eating disorders not otherwise specified.International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 492-497.

Gravener, J. A., Haedt, A. A., Heatherton, T. F., & Keel, P. K. (2008). Gender and age differences in associations between peer dieting and drive for thinness.International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41, 57-63.

Keel, P. K., & Haedt, A. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for eating problems and eating disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 39-61.

Edler, C., Haedt, A., & Keel, P. K. (2007). The use of multiple purging methods as an indicator of eating disorder severity. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40, 525-520.

Haedt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2007). Maternal attachment, depression, and body dissatisfaction in pregnant women. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 25, 285-295.

Haedt, A., Edler, C., Heatherton, T. F., & Keel, P. K. (2006). Importance of multiple purging methods in the classification of eating disorder subtypes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 648-654.

Keel, P. K., Haedt, A., & Edler, C. (2005). Purging disorder: An ominous variant of bulimia nervosa? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38, 191-199.