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K. Jean Forney

Dr. Jean Forney

Assistant Professor

Psychology
Porter Hall 200
forney@ohio.edu
740-593-1707

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology, 2018
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Masters of Science (M.S.), Clinical Psychology, 2013
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology, 2011
Miami University, Oxford, OH    

Research

Dr. Forney is accepting new graduate students.

Journal Publications

*Indicates undergraduate mentee

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

Forney, K. J., Brown, T. A., Holland-Carter, L. A., Kennedy, G. A., & Keel, P. K. (2017). Defining “significant weight loss” in atypical anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 952-962. doi: 10.1002/eat.22717

Brown, T. A., Forney, K. J., Pinner, D., & Keel, P. K. (2017). A randomized controlled trial of The Body Project: More than Muscles for males with body dissatisfaction. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 873-883. doi: 10.1002/eat.22724

Forney, K. J., Bodell, L. P., Haedt-Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2016). The incremental validity of the episode size criterion in binge-eating definitions: An examination in women with purging syndromes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 641-662. doi: 10.1002/eat.22508

Klein, K. M., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2016). A preliminary evaluation of the validity of binge eating disorder defining features in a community-based sample. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 524-528. doi: 10.1002/eat.22479

Forney, K. J., Buchman-Schmitt, J. M., Keel, P. K., & Frank, G. K. W. (2016). The medical complications associated with purging. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 249-259. doi: 10.1002/eat.22504

Tzoneva, M.,* Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2015). The influence of gender and age on the association between “fat-talk” and disordered eating: An examination in men and women from their 20’s to their 50’s. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 23, 439-454. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2015.1013396.

Forney, K. J., Holland, L. A., Joiner, T. E., & Keel, P. K. (2015). Determining empirical thresholds for “definitely large” amounts of food for defining binge-eating episodes. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 23, 15-30. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2014.931763

Bodell, L. P., Forney, K. J., Keel, P. K., Gutierrez, P. M., & Joiner, T. E. (2014). Consequences of making weight: A review of eating pathology in the United States Military. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 21, 398-409. doi: 10.1111/cpsp.12082

Mabe, A. G.,* Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2014). Do you “like” my photo? Facebook use maintains eating disorder risk. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 516-523. doi: 10.1002/eat.22254

Forney, K. J., Haedt-Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2014). The role of loss of control eating in purging disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 244-251. doi: 10.1002/eat.22212

Keel, P. K., & Forney, K. J. (2013). Psychosocial risk factors for eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46, 433-439. doi: 10.1002/eat.22094

Keel, P. K., Forney, K. J., Brown, T. A., & Heatherton, T. F. (2013). Influence of college peers on disordered eating in women and men at 10-year follow-up. Journal of Abnormal Psychology,122, 105-110. doi: 10.1037/a0030081

Forney, K. J., & Ward, R. M. (2013). Examining the moderating role of social norms between body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in college students. Eating Behaviors, 14, 73-78. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.10.017

Forney, K. J., Holland, L. A., & Keel, P. K. (2012). Influence of peer context on the relationship between body dissatisfaction and eating pathology in women and men. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45, 982-989. doi: 10.1002/eat.22039

Book Chapters

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.

Keel, P. K. & Forney, K. J.  (2015). Prevalence and incidence of eating disorders in Western societies.  In M. Levine & L. Smolak (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Eating Disorders. (53-63) Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, LTD.

Oral Presentations

Jorgensen, T.D., Forney, K. J., Hall, J.A., & Giles, S. (2018, June). Using modern methods for missing data analysis with the social relations model: A bridge to social network analysis. Paper presented at the 38th annual Sunbelt conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Forney, K. J., Jorgensen, T. D., Hall, J. A., & Giles, S. (2018, April). Utilizing the social relations model to understand peer perceptions of body-related conversation. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago, IL.

Keel, P. K., Forney, K. J., Wick, M., & Heatherton, T. (2018, April). Cohort effects for bulimia nervosa trajectories over 10-year follow-up. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago, IL.

Kennedy, G.A., Forney, K. J., Pinner, D., Martinez, K., & Keel, P. K. (2018, April). The association between weight suppression and non-suicidal self-injury through body dissatisfaction: A proof of concept study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago, IL.

Jorgensen, T. D., Forney, K. J., Hall, J. A., & Giles, S. (2017, May). Social relations model of self- and peer-perceived body preoccupation: Modeling missing data in a partially observed network. In T. D. Jorgensen (Chair), Modeling real-world complexity using Bayesian methods. Symposium conducted at the 29th annual convention for the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Boston, MA.

Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2017, June). The predictive validity of purging disorder: A comparison to bulimia nervosa at 10-year follow-up. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Prague, Czech Republic.

Brown, T. A., Forney, K. J., Klein, K., Grillot, C., Heatherton, T., & Keel, P. K. (2017, June). A 30-year longitudinal study of body weight, dieting and disordered eating symptoms. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Prague, Czech Republic.

Brown, T. A., Forney, K. J., Pinner, D., & Keel, P. K. (2017, June). Mediators of a Change in Bulimia & Muscle Dysmorphia Symptoms in The Body Project: More Than Muscles. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Prague, Czech Republic.

Keel, P. K., Forney, K. J., Kennedy, G. A., & Buchman-Schmitt, J. (2016, October). Examining the link between weight suppression and suicide risk. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society, New York, NY.

Forney, K. J., Bodell, L. P., & Keel, P. K. (2014, March). Examining size vs. loss of control of eating episodes in purging syndromes. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.

Holland, L. A., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2014, March). Longitudinal and secular trends in dieting strategies in young adult women from 1982 to 2012: Implications for future use of extreme weight control behaviors. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.

Forney, K. J., Holland, L. A., & Keel, P. K. (2013, May). Determining empirical thresholds for ‘large’ amounts of food in binge episodes. Paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Keel, P. K., Forney, K. J., Brown, T. A., & Heatherton, T. F. (2012, September). Influence of peers on disordered eating in women and men in college and at 10-year follow-up. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorder Research Society Meeting, Porto, Portugal.

Poster Presentations

Forney, K. J., Keel, P. K., O’Connor, S., Sisk, C., Burt, S. A., & Klump, K. (2018, April). The interaction of hormonal and social environments in understanding body image concerns in adolescent girls. Poster to be presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago, IL.

Kennedy, G. A., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2017, September). Adapting the eBody Project for a mixed gender group in a community-based, weight suppressed sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society in Leipzig, Germany.

Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2016, October). Preliminary evidence supporting the predictive validity of distinguishing between purging disorder and bulimia nervosa at long-term follow-up. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society in New York, NY.

Kennedy, G. A., Bodell, L. P., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2016, October). Developing novel tasks for measuring approach motivation for food and non-food rewards. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society in New York, NY.

Forney, K. J. & Keel, P. K. (2016, May). Long-term outcome of purging disorder: Preliminary findings from a 10-year follow-up study. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in San Francisco, CA.

Brown, T. A., Forney, K. J., Pinner, D., & Keel, P. K. (2016, May). The development and evaluation of The Body Project: More Than Muscles. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in San Francisco, CA.

Kennedy, G. A., Klein, K. M., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2016, May). Parental eating pathology predicts worry about child’s weight at 10-year follow up. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in San Francisco, CA.

Forney, K. J., Brown, T. A., & Keel, P. K. (2015, November). Validating definitions of significant weight loss in atypical anorexia nervosa. Poster presented at the annual meeting of theAssociation for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies in Chicago, IL.

Forney, K. J., Bodell, L. P., Haedt-Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2015, July). The unique contributions of episode size and loss of control in purging syndromes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior in Denver, CO.

Forney, K. J., Holland, L. A., Brown, T. A., & Keel, P. K. (2015, April). Examining cohort effects in the 10-year course of eating pathology in women. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in Boston, MA.

Forney, K. J., Brown, T. A., & Keel, P. K. (2014, October). Defining significant weight loss in atypical anorexia nervosa. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society in San Diego, CA.

Brown, T. A., Bodell, L. P., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2014, October). A 30-year longitudinal study of body weight, dieting, and disordered eating symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society San Diego, CA.

Holland, L. A., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2014, July). Secular and longitudinal trends in dieting strategies in young adult women from 1982 to 2012: Implications for use of extreme weight control behaviors, alcohol misuse, and weight status 10-year later. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, Seattle, WA.

Brown, T. A., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2013, November). Peer influence on eating pathology across the lifespan in bisexual and gay men. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Forney, K. J., Haedt-Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2013, September). The role of loss of control (LOC) eating in purging disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorder Research Society, Bethesda, MD.

Klein, K. M., Forney, K. J., & Keel, P. K. (2013, September). The relationship of binge eating disorder features to distress and impairment outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorder Research Society, Bethesda, MD.

Forney, K. J., Haedt-Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2012, October). The role of subjective binge episodes in purging disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Ann Arbor, MI.

Kleimeyer(Forney), K. J., Holland, L. A., & Keel, P. K. (2011, September). The role of peer influence on the relationship between body dissatisfaction and eating pathology in men and women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorder Research Society, Edinburgh, UK.

Grants and Research Funding

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, M.S.
Sponsor: Pamela K. Keel, Ph.D.
Consultants: Ross Crosby, Ph.D., Christopher Schatschneider, Ph.D., & Diana Williams, Ph.D.

Experiment.com Crowdfunding, Long-Term Outcome of Women with Purging Disorder, Award Amount: $3000; 2014
PI: K. Jean Forney, M.S.

Professional Activities and Associations

Professional Memberships & Honor Societies
Academy of Eating Disorders
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
Phi Beta Kappa

Ad hoc Reviewer
Appetite
Eating Behaviors
European Eating Disorders Review
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Women & Health


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