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Recent News:

  • Emily completed her comprehensive exams, titled, “An Intersectional Review of the Relationships Between Body Dissatisfaction and Sex: A Proposal for a Nested Ecological Systems Model.”
  • Alexis will submit a manuscript, titled “Impact of Type of Trauma on the Association Between Eating Expectancies and Disordered Eating Characteristics,” that she completed with the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED), through her participation in the Karen M. Gil Internship program.  
  • Dr. Bardone-Cone received the Rosa Swanson Award for Outstanding Citizenship, reflecting a person in the clinical psychology program who has “helped to foster a warm, supportive, nurturing, and enjoyable professional environment;” selected by graduate student vote (May 2022).
  • Ale proposed her dissertation, titled “General and Sport-Specific Risk Factors of Disordered Eating and Negative Affect among Female Aesthetic Athletes.
  • Emily defended her Master’s thesis, titled “Validating a Definition of Relapse in Anorexia Nervosa.”
  • Dr. Bardone-Cone presented an invited webinar on eating disorders in males for the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) as part of their Training for Healthcare Professionals series (January 2022).
  • Dr. Bardone-Cone presented an invited webinar on defining and assessing recovery for the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (March 2022).
  • Dr. Bardone-Cone participated along with Dr. Christina Wierenga in an eating disorder recovery think tank organized by Dr. Cheri Levinson and Dr. Erin Reilly and hosted by the ABCT Eating Disorders and Eating Behaviors Special Interest Group (May 2022).
  • Dr. Bardone-Cone and lab alum Katie Thompson were presenters on a symposium on body image at the 2022 International Conference on Eating Disorders (virtual) – Dr. Bardone-Cone on body image in young adulthood and Katie on body image in middle age.
  • The Bardone-Cone Lab presented posters at the 2022 Eating Disorders Research Society meeting in Philadelphia, PA titled “Comparisons on Social Media by Middle-Aged Women: Considering Non-Appearance Domains and their Relationship with Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors” and “Weight Suppression in Middle-Aged Women: Relationship with Maladaptive and Adaptive Eating Behaviors.”

Our lab is strongly committed to promoting diversity and considers an ideal scientific community to be one that includes a diverse representation of individuals at all academic levels. We are committed to training students and scientists of diverse backgrounds and conducting research that addresses topics related to diversity. We encourage students from backgrounds historically underrepresented to apply to our lab, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and first-generation college students.