Nichole Kelly, PhD

nichole kelly

Nichole Kelly, PhD

Evergreen Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services

Nichole Kelly, PhD, is an evergreen assistant professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services. Her appointment is one of four new hires in the cluster of appointments in the obesity prevention initiative in the Prevention Science Institute. Her program of research focuses on eating behavior phenotypes associated with excess weight gain across the lifespan. The specific goals of her research are to: 1) clarify emotional and cognitive factors associated with disinhibited eating; 2) identify mechanisms for disinhibited eating; and 3) use these data to inform the development of novel interventions aimed at modifying these underlying processes. Sociocultural influences and measurement issues are additional common threads seen throughout Nichole’s investigations. Prior to joining the UO, Nichole was a postdoctoral research fellow in a joint position at the Uniformed Services University (USU) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Nichole has previous teaching experience in the psychology of women and research methods, and has a special interest in mentoring burgeoning social scientists. Vita