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Shannon Donofry PhD

Shannon D. Donofry PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh; Clinical Psychologist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Shannon Donofry is a clinical health psychologist and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She has specialized training in cardiovascular behavioral medicine and health neuroscience, an has extensive experience in the delivery of evidence-based interventions for mood dysregulation, problem eating, and weight management. Her research focuses on elucidating the cognitive, psychological, and neural mechanisms underlying problem eating and obesity and how this contributes to chronic disease risk (e.g., cardiovascular disease, cancers). In particular, she is interested in the relationship between mood and functional connectivity within brain networks involved in self-regulation, and how this relates to dietary intake and long-term weight regulation. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and American Psychological Foundation.