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Colleen Clarkin Schreyer, Ph.D.

Colleen Clarkin Schreyer, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), Eating Disorders, Obesity, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychologist, Psychology, Weight Disorders more

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Dr. Colleen C. Schreyer is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests include the role of decision-making in the maintenance of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, identifying psychosocial predictors of treatment response for individuals with eating disorders, and the effectiveness of weight management programs for the treatment of obesity. Within obesity, Dr. Schreyer has been involved in the delivery of an in-person, telephonic, and internet-based behavioral lifestyle intervention (Practice-based Opportunities for Weight Reduction, POWER). Dr. Schreyer is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her areas of clinical expertise are obesity and eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Dr. Schreyer provides individual and family therapy for adults and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders and conducts pre-surgical psychiatric evaluations for individuals considering bariatric surgery.

Dr. Schreyer received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. more


  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • PhD; University of Maryland Baltimore County (2012)


  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)

Additional Training

  • Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists / Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Coughlin JW, Schreyer CC, Sarwer DB, Heinberg LJ, Redgrave GW, Guarda AS. “Cosmetic surgery in inpatients with eating disorders: Attitudes and experience”. Body Image. 2012 Jan;9(1):180-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2011.10.007. Epub 2011 Nov 26.

Schreyer CC, Coughlin JW, Makhzoumi SH, Redgrave GW, Hansen JL, & Guarda AS. Perceived coercion in inpatients with anorexia nervosa: Associations with illness severity and hospital course. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2015; epub ahead of print.


Guarda AS, Schreyer CC, Boersma GJ, Tamashiro KL, & Moran TH. Anorexia nervosa as a motivated behavior: Relevance of anxiety, stress, fear, and learning. Physiology and Behavior. 2015; epub ahead of print.

Redgrave GW, Coughlin JW, Schreyer CC, Martin LM, Leonpacher AK, Seide M, Verdi AM, Pletch A, & Guarda AS. Refeeding and weight restoration outcomes in anorexia nervosa: Challenging current guidelines. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2015; 48, 866-873.

Makhzoumi SH, Guarda AS, Schreyer CC, Reinblatt SP, Redgrave GW, & Coughlin JW. Chewing and Spitting: A marker of psychopathology and behavioral severity in inpatients with an eating disorder. Eating Behaviors. 2015; 17, 59-61.

Coughlin JW, Schreyer CC, Sarwer DB, Heinberg LJ, Redgrave GW, & Guarda AS Cosmetic surgery in inpatients with eating disorders: Attitudes and experiences. Body Image. 2012; 9, 180-183.

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