Eunice Chen, Ph.D.
Interests: Translational science and treatment of individuals with eating and weight disorders.
Eunice Chen, Ph. D. is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology program. Dr. Chen received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney, Australia and following this completed two Postdoctoral Fellowships, one at Yale University and the other at the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to moving to Temple, she was an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago where she ran an adult eating and weight disorders program and a health and wellness program for diabetes. Her primary research interest is the etiology and treatment of individuals with eating and weight disorders. A focus of this work is on the development of psychosocial treatments for subgroups of individuals with eating disorders for whom standard treatments fail (e.g. non-responders to Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as individuals with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders, adults with anorexia nervosa). To this end she has developed treatments for eating disorders utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Family Based Therapy. In addition, she is interested in the psychophysiology and brain circuitry associated with eating disorders and how they are impacted by psychosocial treatment. Her work is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and TJs fund and in the past has been funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and NARSAD The Mental Health Foundation. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
For information on current research and treatment options, please visit the Temple Eating Disorders program website: http://sites.temple.edu/tedp/