B.A., Psychology, Yale University
M.S., Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Clinical Internship, University of California at San Diego
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Psychology Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Zerwas is Associate Research Director for the Center of Excellence in Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on social cognition, the uniquely human capacity to reflect on thoughts and emotions. Dr. Zerwas conducts individual, group and family therapy and is particularly interested in how people process social information in online therapeutic contexts. Her background in developmental psychology inspires her exploration of how disorders affect all members of the family. In particular, she hopes to examine how eating disorders affect parent-child communication and relationship. She is interested in investigating how environmental experience interacts with the genetic predisposition for eating disorders across the developmental life span.
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