Amy Gorin, PhD

Interim Vice Provost for Health Sciences

Professor, Psychological Sciences (PI)

Research Overview

Dr. Gorin’s research focuses on developing innovative treatment strategies to improve long-term weight loss and maintenance, with emphasis on motivational and environmental processes that affect weight control. She has been NIH funded to examine the “ripple effect” of a weight loss program – what happens to an untreated partner when one partner is enrolled in an intensive weight loss program. She also is PI on a RCT examining the impact of modifying the physical and social home environment on weight loss and maintenance. Dr. Gorin’s current research directions include couples-based approaches to weight management and weight loss and weight gain prevention in young adults.


Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2000 (clinical psychology)
M.A., Stony Brook University, 1996
B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1994

Amy Gorin
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