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Conference Presentations

2018

Berdin, A., & Saules, K. K. (accepted for 2018, March). Assessing “internet addiction” and substance use in college students. Poster presentation to the annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction meeting, Tampa, FL.

Carr, M.M. & Saules, K.K. (submitted for 2018, March). Age moderates the relationship between self-reported impulsivity and addictive behaviors.  Submitted to the annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction meeting, Tampa, FL.

Pejsa-Reitz, M, Battles, J., & Saules, K. K. (accepted for 2018, April). Interrelationships between physical activity, binge eating, and emotional eating within an overweight and obese population. Poster presentation to the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Allaire, T., Riggs, J., Lajiness-O’Neill, R., & Saules, K. (accepted for 2018, February). A cluster analytic approach to examining links between psychodiagnostic profiles and neuropsychological task performance among an outpatient clinical sample. Submitted to the International Neuropsychology Society, Washington, DC.

2017

Catak, P., Saules, K. K., & Al Darweesh, H. (2017, October). Executive functions are associated with increased intake of added sugars and nutritional information utilization in obesity. Poster Presentation to the National Academy of Neuropsychology 37th Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

 Saules, K. K., & Carr, M. M. (2017, November). Relationships between obesity, weight history, eating behavior, and addictive behaviors. Poster presentation to the Obesity Society, National Harbor, MD.

 Pejsa-Reitz, M.C., Battles, J. A., & Saules, K. K. (2017, August). Exercise and Eating Disorders Questionnaire predicts disordered eating behavior in college athletes after controlling for an exercise motive measure. EDIS (Eating Disorder in Sports) Conference, St. Louis, MO.

 Battles, J. A., Pejsa-Reitz, M.C., Badaoui, H.H., & Saules, K. K. (2017, May). Exercise motives moderate the association between family history of substance abuse and obesity among men. Poster presentation to the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

 Pejsa-Reitz, M. C., Battles, J.A., & Saules, K.K. (2017, May). New Exercise and Eating Disorders Questionnaire predicts disordered eating after controlling for well-established Reasons for Exercise Inventory Measure. Poster presentation to the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

2016

Carr, M.M. & Saules, K. K. (2016, October). Binge eating to cope or conform: Associations with adverse consequences and predictive incremental validity. Poster presentation to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Pejsa-Reitz, M.C. Saules, K. K., Carr, M. M., & Snapp, E. (2016, October). A comparison of organized sports and recreational exercise: An analysis of engagement in multiple risk behaviors. Poster presentation to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

 Snapp, E., Pejsa-Reitz, M. C., & Saules, K. K. (2016, February). A comparison of collegiate athletes, regular exercisers, and non-exercisers: An exploration of protection against and risk for binge drinking and self-injurious behavior. Poster presentation to the Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium.

Pejsa-Reitz, M.C., Ivezaj, V., & Saules, K.K. ( 2016, May). Emotion dysregulation moderates the relationship between post-weight loss surgery BMI and body satisfaction. Poster presentation to the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago. 

Catak, P., & Saules, K. K. (accepted for 2016, May).  Engagement in multiple problematic eating behaviors is associated with elevated BMI and depression.  Poster presentation submission to the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago. 

Pejsa-Reitz, M. C., Saules, K. K., & Carr, M. (2016, April). High levels of negative urgency predict involvement in multiple risk behaviors.  Poster presentation to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Snapp, E., Saules, K. K., Carr, M. & Catak, P (2016, April). Binge drinking in combination with energy drinks:  Associated features and risks relative to binge drinking in the absence of energy drink use. Poster presentation to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Carr, M.M., Saules, K.K., Badaoui, H.H., Seinko, R., & Snapp, E. (2016, April). Dimensions of impulsivity are differentially associated with binge eating, binge drinking, and their comorbid presentation. Poster presentation to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Badaoui, H.H., Saules, K.K., & Carr, M.M. (2016, April).  The relationship between depression and multiple risk behavior involvement is mediated by dimensions of impulsivity. Poster presentation to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Colbert, A., Oswald, K., Lajiness-O’Neill, R., Saules, K.K., & Bo, J. (2016, February). Working Memory Assessment and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children. Poster presentation to the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston.  

2015

Saules, K. K., Catak, P.D., & Carr, M. M. (2015, November). Indirect effects of negative urgency on BMI: The role of food addiction and alcohol consumption. Poster presentation submission to the annual meeting of Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.

Carr, M., Catak, P., Carey, J. & Saules, K.K. ( 2015, August). Drive for Muscularity is associated with compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain among men. Poster presentation to the American Psychological Association.

Snapp, E., Carr, M., Carey, J., & Saules, K.K. (2015, May). Relationships between psychological distress and alcohol use among college students.  Poster presentation to the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Carr, M., Snapp, E., Carey, J., & Saules, K.K. ( 2015, May). The role of internalized weight bias in binge eating.  Poster presentation to the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

2014

Saules, K. K. (2014, June). Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and addiction transfer. Submitted as part of symposium entitled Bypassing sweets for alcohol: A translational perspective on weight-loss surgeries and increased alcohol addiction, organized by M. Yanina Pepino and Andras Hajnal. Symposium presentation to the Research Society on Alcohol, Seattle, WA.  

2013

Post-bariatric support group attendance and long-term weight loss outcomes

Predictors of Lowest Weight and Long-Term Weight Regain among Weight Loss Surgery Patients

Problematic Pre-Surgical Intake of High-Sugar/Low-Fat and High GI Foods is Associated with Development of Post-Bariatric Surgery Substance Use Disorders

RYGB Revision Weight Loss and Psychological Functioning Outcomes

The Contribution of Relationship Stability and Relationship Quality to Weight Loss Outcomes among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Are Substance Use Disorders and Food Addiction Associated with Other Addictive Behaviors among Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients?

Smoking is Associated with Substance Use after Weight Loss Surgery

Validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale among a Weight Loss Surgery Population

2012

Differences between Bariatric Patients with and without Problematic Alcohol Use Seven Years Post-Surgery

Post-Bariatric Patients in Substance Abuse Treatment: Do They Differ from the Traditional Substance Abuse Inpatient?

Post-RYGB Outcomes among Those with and without Current Substance Use Disorders: A Matched Controlled Study

Post-surgical Substance Abuse by Gastric Bypass Patients Predicts Poor Weight Loss Beyond That Predicted by Eating-Related Variables.

Rates of Problematic Substance Use and Other Excessive Behaviors in Post-RYGB Patients

Validating a Human Behavioral Economic Choice Paradigm for Assessing Food Demand among Post-Weight Loss Surgery Patients

Validation of an Online Questionnaire Measure of the Relative Reinforcing Value of Food

Which Weight Loss Surgery Patients are at Risk for Development of Post-Surgical Substance Use Disorders?

2011

An Examination of Post-Bariatric Patients who Develop Problematic Substance Use after Surgery: New Onset Users Compared to Controls

Anchoring body mass index to figural stimuli: Validating a measure of perceptual body image distortion

Assessing the prevalence and predictors of overweight, obesity, and Binge Eating Disorder as a function of ethnicity among a national sample of college students: A focus on Arab-Americans

College students' definitions of an "eating binge" differ as a function of gender and BED status

Is Substance Use Disorder Subsequent to Bariatric Surgery Related to Weight Loss Outcome?

Medical and Psychological Predictors of Bariatric Surgery Completion

Post-Bariatric Patients in Substance Abuse Treatment: Number and Types of Major Life Events Differentiate Relapsers from New Onset Users

Quality of Life of Substance Abuse Treatment Patients: Post-Bariatric Surgery Cases versus Controls

Validating the Behavioral Economic Choice Paradigm to Assess Food Preferences

Why are Post-Bariatric Patients in Substance Abuse Treatment? Patients' Perceptions of Etiology and Future Recommendations

2010

Binge Eating Disorder and Associated Psychiatric Comorbidity Confer Increased Risk of Physical and Mental Health Care Utilization on College Campuses: Results from a National Sample.

Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients Versus Controls In Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Use Trajectories of Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients Enrolled in Substance Abuse Treatment