Roles and Interests
Clinical supervisor for practicum students at the Pacific Psychology Clinic conducting psychotherapy from an integrative CBT perspective
Supervise thesis and dissertation research
Core Faculty, Health Psychology Track; Affiliated Faculty, Latino Bilingual Track
Clinical and research interests: eating disorders and obesity with emphasis on adults; binge eating; bariatric surgery; prevention/early intervention of eating disorders and obesity; obesity stigma; health promotion; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Latino psychology
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO., 2003
MA, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT., 1997
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI., 1993
Predoctoral Internship, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI., 2003
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT., 2005
Previous Relevant Work Experience
Assistant Professor and Director of the Psychological and Behavioral Health Service for the Surgical Weight Reduction Program, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), 2006-2010
Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)
Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Mitchell, J. E., Steffen, K., Engel, S., King, W. C., Chen, J., Winters, K. C., … Elder, K. A. (in press). Addictive Disorders after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
King, W. C., Kalarchian, M. A., Steffen, K. J., Elder, K. A., Wolfe, B. M., Mitchell, J. E. (2013). Associations between physical activity and mental health among bariatric surgical candidates. The Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74, 161-169.
Mitchell, J. E., Selzer, F., Kalarchian, M. A., Devlin, M. J., Strain, G., Elder, K. A., Marcus, M. D., Wonderlich, S., Christian, N. J., & Yanovski, S. Z. (2012). Psychopathology prior to surgery in the longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery-3 (LABS-3)psychosocial study. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
King, W. C., Engel, S. G., Elder, K. A., Chapman, W. H., Eid, G. M., Wolfe, B. M., Belle, & S. H. (2012). Walking capacity of bariatric surgery candidates. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
Kagami, L., Veith, D., Elder, K. A. (2012, May). Adjusting to life after weight loss surgery: a piece of cake, or like losing a loved one. Poster presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Milligan, E., Davis, S., Elder K. A. (2013, October). Weight bias in health care settings: Influences and implications. Poster presented at Pacific University’s Second Annual Gender and Sexuality Studies/Center for Gender Equity Conference, “Gender, Sexuality, and the Body.” Portland, Oregon.
King, W. C., Chen, J., Belle, S., Courcoulas, A., Dakin, G., Elder, K., Flum, D. R., Gourash, W., Hinojosa, M., Mitchell, J., Yanovski, S., Wolfe, B. M. (2014, November). Walking capacity before and following bariatric surgery: 3 year follow-up. Poster to be presented at The Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.
King, W. C., Chen, J., Belle, S., Courcoulas, A., Dakin, G., Elder, K., Flum, D. R., Gourash, W., Hinojosa, M., Mitchell, J., Yanovski, S., Wolfe, B. M. (2014, November). Joint pain before and following bariatric surgery: 3 year follow-up. Poster to be presented at The Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.
Elder K. A. (February, 2010). Psychological considerations in the assessment and care of patients seeking bariatric surgery. Workshop presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, Ore.