Amy Gorin, PhD

Director, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP)
Professor, Psychological Sciences (Principal Investigator)

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

Recent Publications

Amy Gorin, PhD
Contact Information
Mailing AddressInstitute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy
2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1248
Storrs, CT 06269-1248
Office LocationJ. Ray Ryan Building, Room 22