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K. Jean Forney

Dr. Jean Forney, portrait
Assistant Professor
Porter 225

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Education

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, 2018

B.A., Psychology, Miami University, 2011

Research

Dr. Forney is is undecided about accepting new Ph.D. students for Fall 2023.

Research Interests

Dr. Forney’s research program addresses questions about the risk factors for and the maintenance of eating pathology, with the ultimate aim of informing intervention efforts. In doing so, she utilizes both non-clinical and clinical samples to examine the interaction of risk and maintenance factors across psychological, social, behavioral, and physiological domains. Ongoing and upcoming projects are examining the role of anxiety and interoception in gastrointestinal symptoms, and the validity and correlates of the atypical anorexia nervosa diagnosis.

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Grants and Research Funding

Academic Research Enhancement Award, National Institute of Mental Health (R15MH128703) Fear, gastrointestinal distress, and interoception: Physiological and psychological mechanisms in eating disorders; Award Amount: $450,656; 2022-2024. PI: K. Jean Forney, Ph.D.; Co-Is: Christopher R. France, Ph.D. & Chunmin C. Lo, Ph.D.

National Research Service Award, National Institute of Mental Health (F31-MH105082), Longitudinal Follow-up of Purging Syndromes: Outcome and Predictors; Award Amount: $85,251; 2015- 2017; PI: K. Jean Forney

Recent Journal Publications

 

Klein, K. M., Fitzgerald, E., Forney, K. J., Kennedy, G.A., & Keel, P. K. (in press). Evaluating the role of negative affect and negative interpretation biases in emotional eating behavior. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Forney, K. J., Brown, T. A., Crosby, R. D., Klein, K. M., & Keel, P. K. (in press). Evaluating the predictive validity of purging disorder by comparison to bulimia nervosa at long-term follow-up. International Journal of Eating Disorders. doi: 10.1002/eat.23712

Keel, P. K., Kennedy, G. A., Rogers, M. L., Joyner, K. J., Bodell, L. P., Forney, K. J., & Duffy, M. (2022). Reliability and validity of a transdiagnostic measure of reward valuation effort. Psychological Assessment, 34(5), 419-430. doi: 10.1037/pas0001107

Forney, K. J., Jo, J. H.*, Pucci, G.*, & France, C. R. (2021). Validation of a test meal paradigm to experimentally manipulate meal-related fear: A registered report. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 54(12), 2223-2228. doi: 10.1002/eat.23637

Forney, K. J., Crosby, R., Brown, T. A., Klein, K. M., & Keel, P. K. (2021). A naturalistic, long-term follow-up of purging disorder. Psychological Medicine, 51(6), 1020-1027. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719003982

Jennings, K. M., Anaya, C., Rambur, B., Bodell, L. P., Graham, A. K., Forney, K. J., Anam, S., & Wildes, J. E. (2020). Workforce diversity in the field of eating disorders: A mixed method study. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 42, 1068-1077. doi: 10.1177/0193945920912396

Brown, T. A., Forney, K. J., Klein, K. M., Grillot, C., & Keel, P. K. (2020). A 30-year longitudinal study of body weight, dieting, and disordered eating symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(4), 376-386. doi: 10.1037/abn0000519

Keel, P.K., Bodell, L. P., Forney, K. J., Appelbaum, J., & Williams, D. L. (2019). Examining weight suppression as a transdiagnostic factor influencing illness trajectory in bulimic eating disorders. Physiology & Behavior, 208, 112565. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112565

Forney, K. J., Schwendler, T., & Ward, R. M. (2019). Examining similarities in eating pathology, negative affect and perfectionism among peers: A social network analysis. Appetite, 137, 236-243. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.03.013

Kennedy, G., Forney, K. J., Pinner, D., Martinez, K., Buchman-Schmitt, J., & Keel, P. K. (2019). Reducing anticipated non-suicidal self-injury by improving body esteem in individuals with weight suppression: A proof of concept study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52206-210. doi: 10.1002/eat.23011

Forney, K. J., Keel, P. K., O’Connor, S., Sisk, C., Burt, S. A., & Klump, K. L. (2019). Interaction of hormonal and social environments in understanding body image concerns in adolescent girls. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 109, 178-184. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.12.008

Bodell, L. P., Forney, K. J., Chavarria, J., Wildes, J. E., & Keel, P. K. (2018). Self-report measures of loss of control over eating: Psychometric properties in clinical and nonclinical samples. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 1252-1260. doi: 10.1002/eat.22957

Keel, P. K., Forney, K. J., Buchman-Schmitt, J. M., Kennedy, G. A., & Joiner, T. E. (2018). Examining the link between weight suppression and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 30, 66-71. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.06.001

Jorgensen, T., Forney, K. J., Hall, J. A., & Giles, S. (2018). Using modern methods for missing data analysis with the social relations model: A bridge to social network analysis. Social Networks, 54, 26-40. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2017.11.002

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Recent Book Chapters

Bodell, L. P. & Forney, K. J. (2020). The neuroendocrinology of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In H. Meiselman (Ed.), Handbook of Eating and Drinking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. (1259-1280) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Keel, P. K., Forney, K. J., & Kennedy, G. A. (2018). Purging disorder. In L. Anderson, S. Murray, & W. Kaye (Eds.), Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders. (189-204) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Recent Selected Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

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Harris, E.*, Hahn, S., & Forney, K. J. (2002, November). Weight bias internalization and thin ideal internalization as independent correlates of body dissatisfaction across body mass index. Poster to be presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Horvath, S. A.*, Pucci, G.*, Harris, E.*, Jo, J.*, & Forney, J. K. Food and alcohol disturbance, distress, and impairment: Temporal relationships using ecological monetary assessment. Poster to be presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Pucci, G.* & Forney, K. J. (2022, November). Examining interactions between taste and smell perception and gastrointestinal symptoms and their effect on restrictive eating. Poster to be presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Forney, K. J., Pucci, G.,* Do, C.,* & Horvath, S.A.* (2022, June). Concordance between questionnaire and interview-based diagnoses of atypical anorexia nervosa. Poster to be presented at the 2022 International Conference on Eating Disorders (Virtual).

Rezeppa, T.,* Harris, E.,* & Forney, K. J. (2022, April). Examining the moderating role of weight bias internalization on the relationship between weight suppression and domains of eating pathology in adults. Poster presented at the 2022 Ohio University Student Expo, Athens, Ohio.

Horvath, S. A.,* Pucci, G., Jo, J., Harris, E., & Forney, K. J. (2021, November). Reduced social contact during the COVID-19 pandemic: Do relationships with substance use, eating pathology and food and alcohol disturbance remain significant after accounting for negative emotions? Poster presented at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (Virtual).

Forney, K. J., Horvath, S. A.*, & McCray, J. (2021, September). Role models in partial hospitalization programs for eating disorders: Preliminary results from a pilot study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Boston, MA.

Forney, K. J., & France, C. R. (2021, July). Preliminary evidence that fear of food, eating, and weight gain is linked to postprandial distress and restrictive eating via elevated fullness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (Virtual).

Forney, K. J., Jorgensen, T., Horvath, S. A.,* & McCray, J. (2021, June). Friendships in a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders: Preliminary results from a pilot study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (Virtual).

Harris, E.,* Horvath, S.A.,* Pucci, G.,* Jo, J.H.,* & Forney, K.J. (2021, June). The moderating role of weight bias internalization on the relationship between body mass index and quality of life in undergraduates. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (Virtual).

Horvath, S. A.,* Pucci, G.,* Harris, E.* Jo, J.,* Keel, P. K., & Forney, K. J. (2021, June). Examining negative urgency as a maintenance factor for women previously diagnosed with bulimia nervosa or purging disorder at 10-year follow-up: Longitudinal and concurrent associations. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (Virtual).

Jo, J. H.,* Horvath, S. A.,* Harris, E.,* Pucci, G.,* & Forney, K.J. (2021, June) Assessing the construct validity of the Eating Pathology Symptoms Inventory (EPSI) Excessive Exercise subscale. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (Virtual).

Professional Activities and Associations

Professional Memberships

Academy of Eating Disorders

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

American Psychological Association

Eating Disorders Research Society (Invited Member)

Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards

18 of the Last 9, Miami University Alumni Association, 2019

Glee Ross Hollander Dissertation Award, 2019

Young Investigator Award, Assessment & Diagnosis Special Interest Group of the Academy for Eating Disorders, 2018

P.E.O. Scholar Award, 2016

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award, 2016