Kelly C. Allison, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. She received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Miami University.
Dr. Allison's research interests include characterizing and treating the night eating syndrome, binge eating disorder, and the role of weight and eating behaviors on reproductive health. She is also engaged in studies on bariatric surgery outcomes and clinical trials for weight and disordered eating. Dr. Allison enjoys providing psychotherapy related to weight management and disordered eating at CWED, and she provides pre-operative bariatric surgery psychological evaluations at Penn Medicine’s bariatric program.
Dr. Allison will discuss the results of a within subjects randomized controlled trial comparing the effects of a daytime versus a delayed eating schedule on weight and metabolic markers. She will also review the results of a pilot study using a time restricted eating intervention for weight management among post-bariatric surgery patients.