Shannon Donofry


Clinical-Health Psychology

Faculty Advisor:

Kathryn Roecklein, Ph.D.

About me:

I love to cook and to eat, and to share these experiences with friends and family. I also love going on adventures and discovering new things.

Education & Training

  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

I am interested in examining the neurobiological mechanisms underlying depression, eating disorders, obesity, and their co-occurrence. I am also interested in exploring individual differences that increase risk for these outcomes.

Representative publications:

Donofry, S. D., Roecklein, K. A., Wildes, J. E., Miller, M. A., Flory, J. D., & Manuck, S. B.        (2014). COMT val/met Polymorphism Differentially Predicts Risk vs Severity of    Aberrant Eating in a Large Community Sample. Psychiatry Research, 220, 513-518.

Donofry, S. D., Roecklein, K. A., Rohan, K. J., Wildes, J. E., & Kamarck, M. L. (2014).  Prevalence and correlates of binge eating in seasonal affective disorder. Psychiatry Research, 217, 47-53. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.03.012