Healthy Living Research Project

Jake Burmeister, Dissertation Fellow


Jacob Burmeister
Clinical Psychology (Health Psychology Concentration), 4th year PhD student

Research Interests:  My research comprises two overlapping programs of study.  First, I am interested in the development and implementation of behavioral treatments for obesity.  A second area of research focuses on obesity stigma with special attention to how it impacts mental and physical well-being.  Arching across both of these areas, I am conducting research investigating how the media affects our health as well as our attitudes toward people with various health conditions.  

Phone: 419-372-8238


Hometown: Burlington, WI


B. S. (Psychology), University of Wisconsin – Parkside, 2010

M. A. (Clinical Psychology), Bowling Green State University, 2012

Recent Publications:

Burmeister, J.M.& Carels, R.A. (In Press).  Television use and binge eating in adults who are overweight.  Eating Behaviors.


Burmeister, J.M., Hinman, N., Koball, A., Hoffmann, D.A., & Carels, R.A. (2013). Food addiction in adults seeking weight loss treatment: Implications for psychosocial health and weight loss. Appetite. 60, 103 – 110.


Burmeister, J. M., Kiefner, A. E., Carels, R. A., & Musher‐Eizenman, D. R. (2013). Weight bias in graduate school admissions. Obesity, 21, 918-920.


Carels, R.A., Burmeister, J.M., Koball, A., Wagner Oehlhof, M., Hinman, N., LeRoy, M., Bannon, E., Ashrafioun, L., & Gumble, A. (In Press). Comparing treatment outcomes between two behavioral approaches to weight loss: Differences in weight loss maintenance. Journal of Health Psychology.


Carels, R.A., Hoffmann, D.A., Hinman, N., Burmeister, J.M., Koball, A., Ashrafioun, L, Oehlhof, M.W., Bannon, E., LeRoy, M., Darby, L. (In Press) Step-down approach to behavioral weight loss treatment: A pilot of a randomized clinical trial. Psychology and Health.


Carels, R.A., Burmeister, J.M., Wagner Oehlhof, M., Hinman, N., LeRoy, M., Bannon, E., Koball, A., & Ashrafioun, L. (2013). Internalized weight bias: Ratings of the self, normal weight, and obese individuals and psychological maladjustment.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 36, 86-94.


Carels, R.A., Domoff, S., Burmeister, J.M., Koball, A., Hinman, N., Davis, A.K., Oehlhof, M., Leroy, M., Bannon, E., Hoffman, D. (2013). Examining perceived stereotype threat among overweight/obese adults using a multi-threat framework. Obesity Facts, 6, 258-268.


Carels, R.A., Hinman, N., Burmeister, J.M., Hoffmann, D. A., Ashrafioun, L., & Koball, A. (In Press) Stereotypical images and implicit weight bias in overweight/obese people. Eating and Weight Disorders.


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