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Laura Burch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Clinic Director of Psychological Services Center


Ph.D., University of Missouri - St. Louis
M.A., University of Missouri - St. Louis
B.A., Saint Louis University

Research Interests

Health psychology, binge eating disorder and eating behaviors, PTSD and traumatic stress, minority stress and well-being

Publications and Media Placements

*Née Fewell

*Fewell, L.K, Nickols, R., Schlitzer Tierney, A., & Levinson, C.A. (2018). Eating disorders in sport: Comparing eating disorder symptomatology in athletes and non-athletes during intensive eating disorder treatment. Journal of Clinical Sports Psychology, 00, 1-17.  DOI: 10.1123/jcsp.2018-0046             

*Fewell, L.K., Nickols, R., Schlitzer Tierney, A., & Levinson, C.A. (2018). Strength and power improvements in athlete and non-athlete patients during intensive eating disorder treatment. Journal of Clinical Sports Psychology, 12(4), 1-28. DOI: 10.1123/jcsp.2018-0014      

*Fewell, L.K., Levinson, C.A., & Stark, S. (2017). Depression, worry, and psychosocial functioning predict eating disorder treatment outcomes in a residential and partial hospitalization setting. Eating and Weight Disorders, Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity, 4(4), 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s40519-016-0357-6          

Maraldo, T., *Fewell, L.K., & Vander Wal, J. (2021). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Clinical Impairment Assessment 3.0 (CIA) in a clinical eating disorder sample. Eating Behaviors, 40, 101469. DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2020.101469        

Vanzhula, I., Calebs, B., *Fewell, L.K., & Levinson, C.A. (2018). Illness pathways between eating disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: Understanding comorbidity with network analysis. European Eating Disorders Review. DOI: 10.1002/erv.2634 

Levinson, C.A., Sala, M., *Fewell, L.K., Brosof, L.C., Fournier, L., & Lenze, E.J. (2018). Meal and snack-time eating disorder cognitions predict eating disorder behaviors and vice versa in a treatment seeking sample: A mobile technology based ecological momentary assessment study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 105, 36-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2018.03.008 

Levinson, C.A., Brosof, L.C., Ma, J., *Fewell, L.K., & Lenze, E.C. (2017). Fear of food prospectively predicts drive for thinness in an eating disorder sample recently discharged from intensive treatment. Eating Behaviors, 27, 45-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2017.11.004 

Levinson, C.A., *Fewell, L.K., & Brosof, L.C. (2017). My Fitness Pal calorie tracker usage in the eating disorders. Eating Behaviors, 27, 14-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2017.08.003          

Levinson, C., Rodebaugh, T., *Fewell, L.K., Kass, A., Riley, E., Stark, L., McCallum, K., & Lenze, E. (2015). A pilot randomized control trial of D-cycloserine facilitation of exposure therapy in patients with Anorexia Nervosa. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 76(6), e787-e793.