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TOS Fellows Spotlight — Interview with Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS

from Edwina Yeung, PhD

Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Rachel Goldman.

Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?
A: Rachel L Goldman, PhD, FTOS, Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Behavioral Director of Weight Management Solutions, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine.

Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field?

A: My research interests include pre-operative predictors of success following weight loss surgery, disordered eating and food addiction. My clinical interests include health behavior change, working with individuals pre-and post-weight loss surgery, as well as cognitive-behavioral treatment for obesity, disordered eating and stress reduction.

Q: How long have you been in your career?
A: My post-doctoral fellowship was in obesity and bariatrics in 2010 and I have been working in the area of obesity and weight management ever since!

Q: What advice do you have to offer early career obesity professionals?
A: Get involved! One of the best things I did as a student, which I then continued to do as an early career professional, was to get involved in as many things as I could. As a student, I asked mentors or professors how I could get more involved (i.e. research projects, reviewing articles, shadowing) to get exposed to different things. As an early career professional, I got involved on committees and started to take leadership roles. Continue reading here. more

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