Lauren M. Schaefer, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lauren Schaefer, Ph.D., is a T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. She received her B.A. in Psychology in 2006 from the University of Missouri, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2017 from the University of South Florida. She completed her predoctoral internship in the eating disorders track at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests involve the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of weight-related problems (e.g., disordered eating and obesity), with a particular emphasis on the role of environmental influences in shaping eating attitudes and behaviors. Lauren is also interested in the assessment of weight-related problems and their risk factors, including the use of ecological momentary assessment.