• 118 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Research interests

Dr. Jamal Essayli's primary research interests include:

  • Identifying the psychological mechanisms that contribute to the development, maintenance and treatment of eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa
  • Improving the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for eating disorders by implementing psychosocial interventions that specifically target relevant mechanisms
  • Understanding body image experiences among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Jamal Essayli provides training and supervision in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for eating disorders to students and mental health providers at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He also supervises undergraduate research assistants on a number of studies.

Clinical interests

Dr. Jamal Essayli is a licensed clinical psychologist who treats children, adolescents and young adults (ages 10 to 30) with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. He also serves as the program director for the adult partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for eating disorders at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where he oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative and empirically informed psychosocial interventions for eating disorders.

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 118 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Review article
3 Citations (Scopus)
Feeding Behavior
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
6 Citations (Scopus)
Adolescent Medicine
Medical Day Care

Perceived Sexual Orientation of Men and Women with Eating Disorders and Obesity

Essayli, J., Murakami, J. M. & Latner, J. D., May 12 2019, In : Journal of Homosexuality. 66, 6, p. 735-745 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

eating disorder
sexual orientation
Sexual Behavior
Bulimia Nervosa
2 Citations (Scopus)

A functional description of adult picky eating using latent profile analysis

Ellis, J. M., Zickgraf, H. F., Galloway, A. T., Essayli, J. & Whited, M. C., Nov 6 2018, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 15, 1, 109.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feeding Behavior
Child Behavior