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Natasha L. Burke

Professor Natasha L. Burke portraitAssistant Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae


Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 318
Phone: 718-817-3778
Fax: 718-817-5246

Currently accepting students.


  • 1997 BS in Marketing and International Business, New York University
  • 2009 MA in Psychology, New York University
  • 2014 Internship in Pediatric Psychology, Brown University
  • 2015 PhD in Psychology (Clinical), University of South Florida

Major Research Interests

Dr. Burke’s research program makes inroads into eating- and weight-related disparities by addressing measurement, models, and interventions for multiply marginalized children, adolescents, and emerging adults. Her interests include the complex interplay among weight status, sociodemographic characteristics, psychological comorbidities, and associated risk factors. Given the persistence of significant eating- and weight-related health disparities, her goal is to continue to inform research and interventions in ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged populations.



  • PSYC 1200 - Foundations of Psychology
  • PSYC 2900 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3100 - Health Psychology


  • PSYC 6020 - Health Psychology
  • PSYC 8271 - Child Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 8290 - Clinical Supervision

Select Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Burke, N. L., Schaefer, L. M., Hazzard, V. M., Rodgers, R. F. (2020). Where identities converge: The importance of intersectionality in eating disorders research. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(10), 1605-1609.

Burke, N. L., Higgins Neyland, M. K., Young, J. F., Wilfley, D. E., & Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (2020). Interpersonal psychotherapy for the prevention of binge-eating disorder and adult obesity in an African American adolescent military dependent boy. Eating Behaviors, 38, 101408. Advance online publication.

Jaramillo, M., Burke, N. L., Shomaker, L. B., Brady, S. M., Kozlosky, M., Yanovski, J. A., & Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (2018). Perceived family functioning in relation to energy intake in adolescent girls with loss of control eating. Nutrients, 10(12), 1869.

Grammer, A. C., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Burke, N. L., Byrne, M. E., Mi, S. J., Jaramillo, M., Shank, L. M., Kelly, N. R., Stojek, M. K., Schvey, N. A., Broadney, M. M., Brady, S. M., Yanovski, S. Z., & Yanovski, J. A. (2018). An examination of the associations between pediatric loss of control eating, anxiety, and body composition in children and adolescents. Eating Behaviors, 30, 109-114.

Schaefer, L., Burke, N. L., Calogero, R., Menzel, J. E., Krawczyk, R., & Thompson, J. K. (2018). Self-objectification, body shame, and disordered eating: Testing a core mediational model of objectification theory among White, Black, and Hispanic women. Body Image, 24, 5-12. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.10.005

Burke, N. L., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Crosby, R., Mehari, R. D., Marwitz, S. E., Broadney, M. M., Shomaker, L. B., Kelly, N. R., Schvey, N. A., Cassidy, O., Yanovski, S. Z., & Yanovski, J. A. (2017). Measurement invariance of the Eating Disorder Examination in Black and White children and adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 758-768.

Burke, N. L., Shomaker, L. B., Brady, S., Reynolds, J. C., Young, J. F., Wilfley, D. E., Sbrocco, T., Stephens, M., Olsen, C. H., Kozlowsky, M., Yanovski, J. A., & Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (2017). Impact of age and race on obesity prevention effectiveness in girls with loss of control eating. Nutrients, 9(9), 947.


Professional Affiliations

  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • American Psychological Association
  • The Obesity Society