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Evergreen Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Prevention Science, University of Oregon

Professor Kelly’s research interests are in eating behaviors, body image beliefs, weight stigma, and chronic disease risk. She has specific interests in cognitive and emotional mechanisms for eating behaviors associated with poor mental health and increased chronic disease risk. Her program of research utilizes a diverse array of research methods including experimental paradigms; test meals; dietary recalls; neuropsychological evaluations; ecological momentary assessments; eye-tracking; and actigraphy. She aims to highlight the voices and experiences of those who have traditionally been understudied and underserved in eating, body image, and health related literature, including men, individuals in rural communities, and adults with diverse ethnic, racial, sexual orientation and gender identities. Ultimately, her program of research aims to inform the development and evaluation of culturally-informed theories and interventions for the equitable promotion of health and well-being.


  • 2021–present
    Evergreen Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology, Prevention Science, University of Oregon
  • 2016–2021
    Evergreen Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology, Prevention Science, University of Oregon