Cheri Levinson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Levinson will be accepting applications for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Life Sciences Building, 312
(502) 852-7710


  • Ph.D., 2015, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Clinical Internship 2014-2015 University of North Carolina Center of Excellence in Eating Disorders
  • Post-doctoral Training 2015-2016 Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

Research Interests

Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Comorbidity, Treatment Development, Exposure Therapy, Anorexia Nervosa, Fears of Weight Gain, Mobile Interventions, Network Analysis, Perfectionism, Culture, Social Anxiety

Graduate Applicants

Yes, I am accepting applications for graduate students to join the lab in Fall 2019.

Representative Publications

Levinson, C.A., Zerwas, S. C., *Calebs, B. Marcus, M., Kordy, H., Hamer, R.M., Hofmeier, S.M., Levine, M., Zimmer, B., Moesner, M., Peat, C., Runfola, C.D., Bulik, C.M. (in press). The Core Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa, Anxiety, and Depression: A Network Analysis.Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

*Fewell, L.K., Levinson, C.A., Stark, L. (in press). Worry, depression, psychosocial functioning, and weight gain as predictors of eating disorder treatment outcomes in a residential and partial hospitalization setting. Eating and Weight Disorders.

*Sala, M. Levinson, C.A. (in press). A Longitudinal Study on the Association Between Facets of Mindfulness and Eating Pathology. Mindfulness.

*Brosof, L.C., Levinson, C.A. (in press). Social appearance anxiety and dietary restraint as mediators between perfectionism and binge eating: A six month three wave longitudinal study. Appetite.

Levinson, C.A., *Byrne, M., Rodebaugh, T. L. (in press). Guilt and shame as shared risk factors for social anxiety and bulimic symptoms: Shame prospectively predicts both social anxiety and bulimic symptoms. Eating Behaviors.

Levinson, C.A., *Brosof, L.C. (in press). Cultural and Ethnic Differences in Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Behaviors. Current Psychiatry Reviews.
Sala, M. Levinson, C.A. (in press). A longitudinal study on the association between worry and disordered eating. Eating Behaviors.

Levinson, C. A., Rodebaugh, T.L. (2015). Negative social evaluative fears produce social anxiety, food intake, and body dissatisfaction: Evidence of similar mechanisms through different pathways. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 744-757.
Levinson, C.A., Rodebaugh, T.L., Fewell, L., Kass, A., Riley, E.N., Stark, L., McCallum, K., Lenze. E.J. (2015). A pilot randomized control trial of D-cycloserine facilitation of exposure therapy in patients with Anorexia Nervosa. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 76, 787-793.
Levinson, C.A., *Byrne, M. (2015). The Fear of Food Measure: A novel measure for use in exposure therapy for eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 271-283.
*denotes graduate student