Diane L. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Psychological and Social Sciences
Woodland, 236H
Sutherland Building
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001

Education and Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri – St. Louis
M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri – St. Louis
B.A., Psychology, Boston University

Dr. Rosenbaum completed her predoctoral clinical internship training at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, with an emphasis in behavioral medicine.Prior to her appointment at Penn State Abington, Dr. Rosenbaum completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Drexel University in eating disorders and obesity research, and was an instructor with the Beck Community Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosenbaum is also a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Selected Publications

Rosenbaum, D.L., & Bernstein, M.J. (2022). Evaluating the relationships between sexual orientation, weight-related teasing, weight bias internalization, and binge eating. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. doi: 10.1037/sgd0000576

Rosenbaum, D.L., Gillen, M.M. & Markey, C.H. (2021). The importance of sleep and parity in understanding changes in weight and breastfeeding behavior among postpartum women. Appetite, 170, 105889. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105889

Rosenbaum, D.L., Gillen, M.M., & Markey, C.H. (2020). Feeling let down: An investigation of breastfeeding expectations, appreciation of body functionality, self-compassion, and depression symptoms. Appetite, 154, 104756. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104756

Rosenbaum, D.L., White, K.S., & Artime, T.M. (2020). Coping with childhood maltreatment: Avoidance and eating disorder symptoms. Journal of Health Psychology. 26( 14), 2832-2840. doi: 10.1177/1359105320937068

Rosenbaum, D.L., Remmert, J.E., Forman, E.M., & Butryn, M.L. (2018). Do participants with children age 18 and under have suboptimal weight loss? Eating Behaviors (29), 68-74. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.03.001.

Rosenbaum, D.L., Clark, M.H., Convertino, A.D., Call, C.C., Forman, E.M., & Butryn, M.L. (2018). An examination of nutrition literacy and quality of self-monitoring in behavioral weight loss. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 52 (9), 809-816. doi: 10.1093/abm/kax052.

Rosenbaum, D.L., Espel, H.M., Butryn, M., Zhang, Z. & Lowe, M.R. (2017). The impact of self-weighing on weight and body fat trajectories over two years among college-aged women. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 40 (5), 846-853. doi: 10.1007/s10865-017-9870-y.

Rosenbaum, D.L., Piers, A.P., Schumacher, L.M., Kase, C. & Butryn, M. (2017). Racial and ethnic minority enrollment in randomized clinical trials of behavioral weight loss utilizing technology: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews. 18 (7), 808-817. doi: 10.1111/obr.12545.

Rosenbaum, D.L., Kimerling, R., Pomernacki, A., Goldstein, K.M., Yano, E.M., Sadler, A.G., Carney, D., Bastian, L.A., Bean-Mayberry, B.A., & Frayne, S.M. (2016). Binge eating among women veterans in primary care: Comorbidities and treatment priorities. Women's Health Issues, 26 (4), 420-428. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.02.004

Rosenbaum, D.L., & White, K.S. (2015). The relation of anxiety, depression, and stress to binge eating behavior. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 887-898. doi: 10.1177/1359105315580212

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My research specialty within clinical psychology is behavioral medicine, which examines the interaction of behavioral, emotional, and cognitive factors in relation to health and well-being. In particular, my work has focused on psychological factors related to eating and weight concerns.

I am also interested in women’s health issues, and the use of technology to promote evidence-based clinical practices.