Ruth Striegel Weissman

Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Weissman

Professor Ruth Weissman (formerly named Ruth Striegel-Moore) is a clinical psychologist with research expertise in eating and weight disorders. Her scholarship focuses on reducing the burden of suffering associated with eating and weight problems. Her projects have included work on defining and classifying eating disorders, studies of risk factors for the development of eating and weight disorders, treatment outcome studies, and research of health services utilization and costs related to obesity, binge eating, and eating disorders. Professor Weissman teaches Positive Psychology, Seminar on Eating Disorders, and Advanced Research Methods in a variety of topical areas (e.g., epidemiology; psychosocial interventions).

Before coming to Wesleyan, Professor Weissman held research staff positions in the Department of Psychology at Yale University (New Haven, CT) and a clinical staff position at Rothaarklinik (Bad Berleburg, Germany). She earned a Diploma in Psychology from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität of Tübingen, Germany and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Professor Weissman completed a clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital/New York University in New York, NY.

Professor Weissman served as Wesleyan University's Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost from July, 2013 to August 15, 2015.

Professor Weissman currently is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Eating Disorders (Wiley & Sons).

Professor Weissman's contributions to research and teaching have been recognized with awards including the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership Award for Research; the Research Award of the Coalition for Eating Disorders Research, Policy, and Action; the New England Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contribution Award; and the Mentoring Award by the Section on Clinical Psychology of Women of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. She is a past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and past president of the Eating Disorders Research Society.