Eastern Michigan University
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Shannon Clark, B.A.

sclark42@emich.edu


 Education

Masters Candidate in Clinical-Behavioral Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 2011 to present
B.A.in Psychology, Truman State University, 2010

Practicum Training

Bariatric Surgery, Behavioral Health, Henry Ford Hospital (July 2012-Present)

Research Interests

Eating- and weight-related disorders (e.g., binge eating and obesity); addictive disorders; substance use disorders; food addiction; post-bariatric surgery substance use; the interaction of addictive and eating behaviors; bariatric surgery; behavioral economics; food reinforcement.

Publications

Clark, S.M., & Saules, K. K (in press). Validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale among a post-bariatric surgery population. Eating Behaviors.

Honors and Awards

2012 Conference Travel Award, Eastern Michigan University Psychology Department (award amount = $400)
2012 Dean's Student Travel Fund, Eastern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences (award amount = $400)
2012 Conference Travel Award, Eastern Michigan University Graduate School (award amount = $200)
2012 Dean's Student Travel Funds, Eastern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences (Award Amount = $400)
2012 Eastern Michigan University Psychology Department Travel Award
2012 Conference Travel Award, Eastern Michigan University Graduate School (Award Amount = $400)
2012 EMU Psychology Department funding/support (award amount = $500)
2007-2010 Deans list, Truman State University
2008-2010 Truman Service Scholarship, Truman State University (award amount = $3,000)
2007-2008 A+ Recognition Scholarship, Truman State University (award amount = $1,500)
2007-2008 Combined Ability Scholarship, Truman State University (award amount = $1,500)
2007-2008 President's Leadership Scholarship, Truman State University (award amount = $500)
2007-2008 Union Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship (award amount = $600)
2007-2008 Cooper Industries Scholarship (award amount = $2,000)
2007 Missouri House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition
2007 College Preparatory Studies Certificate
2007 President's Education Awards Program, Recognition of Outstanding Academic Excellence

Conference Presentations

Clark, S.M. & Saules, K.K. (2013). Validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale among a post-bariatric surgery population. Poster presentation at The Society of Behavioral Medicine's Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA, March.

Wiedemann, A.A., Saules, K.K. & Clark, S.M. (2013) Are substance use disorders and "food addiction" associated with other addictive behaviors among weight loss surgery patients? Poster presentation at The Society of Behavioral Medicine's Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA, March.

Saulino, C., Miller, L, Clark, S., Eshelman, A., & Eisenstein, D.I. (2012). The importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the evaluation and treatment of chronic pelvic pain: Psychological factors impacting care in a specialized chronic pelvic pain clinic. Poster presentation at 2012 Conference on Pain, Ypsilanti, MI, November.

Campbell, A.J., Clark, S., Tobin, E., Miller, L. R., & Eshelman, A. (2012). A sobering thought: Examining substance use in bariatric surgery candidates. Poster presentation at The 7th Annual Obesity Summit, Cleveland, OH, October.

Clark, S., Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Greenwald, M. K. (2012). Validating a human behavioral economic choice paradigm for assessing food demand among post-weight loss surgery patients. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of The Obesity Society, San Antonio, TX, September and Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Fair, Ypsilanti, MI, March.

Saules, K. K., Reslan, S., Wiedemann, A., Clark, S., & Pulcini, M. (2012). Eating and addiction among weight loss surgery patients: Can behavioral economic theory shed light on the association? Panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI, February.

Jacobson, N., Jacobson, B., & Clark, S. (2011). Male Preferences in the female body type. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of The Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May.

Clark, S., Gross, M. (2010) Future plans, gender, and relationship satisfaction. Poster presentation at the Truman State University Senior Capstone Session, Kirksville, MO, December.

Jacobson, N., Jacobson, B, & Clark, S. (2010) Perceived attractiveness in romantic relationships. Poster presentation at The Association for Psychological Sciences 22nd Annual Convention, Boston, MA, May, Oral Presentation at The Truman State University Student Research Conference, Kirksville, MO, March and poster presentation at The Truman State University Psi Chi Annual Research Symposium, Kirksville, MO, April.