C. Alix Timko PhD
C. Alix Timko PhD
Director of Graduate Psychology Program
Assistant Professor of Psychology
BS (St. Lawrence University)
MA (MCP Hahnemann University)
PhD (Drexel University)
Dr Timko’s research interests fall into the area of eating and weight regulation, eating disorders, and obesity. Within this area, she has a number of specific foci.
- The treatment and prevention of anorexia nervosa in adolescents.
- Use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to treat adolescents and children with weight and food concerns (including pediatric obesity).
- The construct of “restrained eating” and how it is similar and different to self-identified current dieting in normal weight women.
- The study of emotional eating.
- Implicit assessment of attitudes towards the body, food, and weight behaviors – specifically using the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP).
For more information, see Dr. Timko's Eating Behavior Research Laboratory website.
Dr. Timko received an MA in clinical health psychology from MCP Hahnemann University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware and a post-doctoral residency at the Renfrew Center of Philadelphia. Her research interests include the treatment and prevention of disordered eating in adolescent males and females, understanding the differences between dieting and restraint, and the use of acceptance-based treatment with adolescents. She is currently Principal Investigator on an NIMH funded study that is developing a new acceptance based family treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa.
Selected Scholarly Activity
Merwin, R.M., Timko, C.A., Moskovich, A.A., Konrad, K., Zucker, N.L., & Bulik, C. (in press). Psychological flexibility and symptom expression in Anorexia Nervosa.
Juarascio, A., Shoaib, A., & Timko, C.A. (2010). Content analysis of pro-anorexia groups on internet-based social networking sites. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 18, 393-407.
Timko, C.A., England, E., Herbert, J.D., & Forman, E. (2010). Use of the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure as a measure of self-esteem. Psychological Record.
Annunziato, R.A., Timko, C.A., Crerand, C.E., Didie, E.R., Bellace, D.L., Phelan, S., Kerzhnerman, I., & Lowe, M.R. (2009). An examination of differential meal replacement adherence in a weight loss maintenance program. Eating Behaviors, 10, 176-183.
Timko, C.A. & Chowansky, A. (2008). Direct-to-consumer advertising and prescription authority for psychologists. Professional Psychology, Research & Practice, 28, 512-518
Timko, C.A. (2007). The development of norms for the Flexible and Rigid Control of Eating Behavior Scales in a U.S. population. Appetite, 49, 525-528.
Timko, C.A., Perone, J. (2006). Rigid and Flexible Control of Eating Behavior and their relationship to dieting status. Journal of Eating and Weight Disorders/Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity, 11, e90-e95.
Timko, C.A., Perone, J. (2005). Flexible and Rigid Control over Eating Behavior in a college population. Eating Behaviors, 6, 119-125.
Lowe, M.R., Timko, C.A. (2004). Dieting: Really harmful, merely ineffective, or actually helpful? British Journal of Nutrition, 92(Suppl. 1). S19-S22.
Prior Positions :
- Assitant Professor, Towson University, 2007-2010
- Assistant Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2007
- Post-doctoral Resident, The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2003-200
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