Jennifer Wildes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Eating Disorders Program

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077
Chicago, IL 60637
Office Phone: (773) 702-9277
Fax: (773) 702-4443

Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1998
  • M.S., University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1999
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2003
  • Clinical Psychology Internship, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003-2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004-2007

Clinical Interests

  • Treatment of eating disorders in older adolescents and adults
  • Assessment of eating disorders
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Third wave behavior therapies

Research Interests

  • Novel approaches to the classification of eating disorders
  • Predictors of eating disorder expression and maintenance
  • Neurocognitive processes implicated in eating behavior and obesity
  • Development of novel interventions for eating and weight disorders


  • Site Director, Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders (T32 MH082761)

Society Memberships

  • Fellow, Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Invited member, Eating Disorders Research Society
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Member, Association for Psychological Science

Selected Publications

  • Bodell LP, Racine SE, Wildes JE. Examining weight suppression as a predictor of eating disorder symptom trajectories in anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2016. On-line publication ahead of print, doi: 10.1002/eat.22545
  • Racine SE, Wildes JE. Dynamic longitudinal relations between emotion regulation difficulties and anorexia nervosa symptoms over the year following intensive treatment. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Aug;83(4):785-95.
  • Wildes JE, Marcus MD. Application of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework to eating disorders: emerging concepts and research. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 May;17(5):572.
  • Wildes JE, Marcus MD, Cheng Y, McCabe EB, Gaskill JA. Emotion acceptance behavior therapy for anorexia nervosa: a pilot study. Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Dec;47(8):870-3.
  • Wildes JE, Forbes EE, Marcus MD. Advancing research on cognitive flexibility in eating disorders: the importance of distinguishing attentional set-shifting and reversal learning. Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Apr;47(3):227-30.
  • Wildes JE, Forbush KT, Markon KE. Characteristics and stability of empirically derived anorexia nervosa subtypes: towards the identification of homogeneous low-weight eating disorder phenotypes. J Abnorm Psychol. 2013 Nov;122(4):1031-41.
  • Wildes JE, Marcus MD. Alternative methods of classifying eating disorders: models incorporating comorbid psychopathology and associated features. Clin Psychol Rev. 2013 Apr;33(3):383-94.
  • Wildes JE, Marcus MD, Crosby RD, Ringham RM, Marin Dapleo M, Gaskill JA, Forbush KT. The clinical utility of personality subtypes in patients with anorexia nervosa. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2011 Oct;79(5):665-74.
  • Wildes JE, Ringham RM, Marcus MD. Emotion avoidance in patients with anorexia nervosa: initial test of a functional model. Int J Eat Disord. 2010 Jul;43(5):398-404.

Other Activities

  • Co-chair, International Conference on Eating Disorders 2017 Scientific Program Planning Committee, Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Abnormal Psychology
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Eating Disorders
  • Member, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Digestive Diseases and Nutrition C (DDK-C) Subcommittee