Eastern Michigan University
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Summar Reslan, M.S.

shabhab1@emich.edu


Education

Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 2009 to present
Doctoral Dissertation entitled Relationships between food reinforcement and eating behaviors to bariatric surgery weight loss and substance abuse outcomes. Defended on August 28, 2012.

M.S., Eastern Michigan University, 2011
Master's Thesis entitled Relationships between binge eating, psychological and behavioral covariates, and health care utilization on college campuses: Results from a national sample of college students. Defended on August 24, 2010.

B.A., University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2009
Honor's Thesis entitled Relationship between stress and food preferences in women. Defended on May 19, 2008.

Internship/Practicum Training

John D. Dingell Veteran Affairs Medical Center (APA accredited internship; 2013-2014)

Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (2011-2013)

Eastern Michigan University Psychology Clinic (2010-2013)

Research Interests

Eating- and weight-related disorders (e.g., binge eating and obesity); addictive disorders; the interaction of addictive and eating behaviors; bariatric surgery outcomes; cognitive impairment following bariatric surgery; alcohol misuse and traumatic brain injury; behavioral economics; food reinforcement; Arab-American physical and mental health.

Publications

Manuscripts Under Review

Reslan, S., & Hanks, R. A. (2013). Factors associated with problematic alcohol use following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Manuscript submitted for publication.

Mansour, A., Reslan, S., Ellis, A., Iwanicki, S., Moore, A., Johns, S., Moore Jr., J., & Lajiness-O'Neill, R. (2013). Assessment of social cognition: A selected review. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Published Manuscripts

Saules, K. K., & Reslan, S. (in press). Post-bariatric surgery substance use disorders: Prevalence, predictors, management, & prevention. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., Greenwald, M. K., & Schuh, L. (in press). Substance misuse following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Substance Use and Misuse.

Reslan, S., & Saules, K. K (2013). Assessing the prevalence and predictors of overweight, obesity, and Binge Eating Disorder as a function of ethnicity. Eating and Weight Disorders, 18(2), 209-219. doi: 10.1007/s40519-013-0022-2

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Greenwald, M. K. (2012a). Validating the behavioral economic approach to assess food demand: Effect of body mass index, dietary restraint, and impulsivity. Appetite, 59(2), 364-371. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.05.025

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Greenwald, M. K. (2012b). Validation of an online questionnaire measure of the relative reinforcing value of food. Eating Behaviors, 13(2), 278-280. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.03.009

Greenwald, R., Siradas, L., Schmitt, T. A., Reslan, S., Sande, B., & Fierle, J. (2012). Implementing trauma-informed treatment for youth in a residential facility: First-year outcomes. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 29(2), 143-151. doi: 10.1080/0886571X.2012.676525

Reslan, S. & Saules, K. K. (2011). College students' definitions of an eating "binge" differ as a function of gender and Binge Eating Disorder status. Eating Behaviors, 12, 225-227. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2011.03.001

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Serras, A. (2011). "Partier" identity mediates the relationship between college student binge drinking and related adverse consequences. Addictive Behavior, 36(8), 855-860. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh. 2011.03.018

Descilo, T., Greenwald, R., Schmitt, T. A., & Reslan, S. (2010). Traumatic incident reduction for urban at-risk youth and unaccompanied minor refugees: Two open trials. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 3(3), 181-191.

Habhab, S., Sheldon, J., & Loeb, R. (2008). The relationship between stress, dietary restraint, and food preferences in women, Appetite, 52(2), 437-444. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2008.12.006

*Prior to 2009, published as Summar Habhab

Book Chapters

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Ivezaj, V. (2013). Binge eating disorder: Causes, cofactors, and complications. In S. B. Harris (Ed.), Binge Eating and Binge Drinking: Psychological, Social, and Medical Implications (pp. 61-96). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Honors and Awards

2013 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee
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 (Award Amount = $400)
2012 Conference Travel Award, Eastern Michigan University Graduate School (Award Amount = $200)
2012 EMU Psychology Clinic Professional Development Support Fund (Award Amount = $289)
2011 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Thesis Award Nominee
2011 Dean's Student Travel Funds, Eastern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences (Award Amount = $400)
2011 Eastern Michigan University Psychology Department Travel Award (Award Amount = $400)
2011 Conference Travel Award, Eastern Michigan University Graduate School (Award Amount = $400)
2011 Graduate Research Fair Paper Submission Award, Eastern Michigan University Graduate School (Award Amount = $250)
2011 Eastern Michigan University Psychology Department Travel Award (Award Amount = $400)
2011 Dean's Student Travel Funds, Eastern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences (Award Amount = $400)
2011 Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship (One of six fellows competitively chosen nationwide; Award Amount = $1,000)
2010 Conference Travel Award, Eastern Michigan University Graduate School (Award Amount = $400)
2010 Donald M. Loppnow Student Research Scholarship, Eastern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences (Award Amount = $500)
2010 Dean's Student Travel Funds, Eastern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences (Award Amount = $400)
2010 Eastern Michigan University Psychology Department Travel Award (Award Amount = $400)
2009-2013 Doctoral Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University ($15,000 annual stipend, plus the cost of tuition and other university fees)
2009 Honor's in Behavioral Sciences, Top 10 Psychology Student, University of Michigan-Dearborn
2008 Arab American Women's Business Council (AAWBC) Scholarship (Award Amount = $1,000)
2008 Lebanese American Heritage Club (LAHC) Scholarship (Award Amount = $1,000)
2007-2009 Honors in Psychology, University of Michigan-Dearborn
2005-2009 Deans List, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Professional Involvement

Journal/Editorial Activity
Ad Hoc Reviewer (Journal Manuscripts)--Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2012 to present); Eating Behaviors (2012 to present); Journal of American College Health (2010 to present); Journal of Neurotrauma (2012 to present); Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2013 to present); Nicotine and Tobacco Research (2011 to present); Substance Use and Misuse (2013 to present); The Clinical Neuropsychologist (2012 to present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer (Conference Abstracts)-- Society for Clinical Psychology (Division 12), American Psychological Association's 120th Annual Convention (2011 to present)

Eastern Michigan University Doctoral Advisory Committee (Elected by peers; 2010 to present)

Select Conference Presentations

Waldron-Perrine, B., & Reslan, S. (Accepted for 2013). Influence of premorbid functioning on long-term outcome following TBI. Panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Lansing, MI, September.

Reslan, S., & Hanks, R. A. (2013). Factors associated with alcohol-related problems following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL, June.

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Schuh, L. (2012). Post-surgical substance abuse by gastric bypass patients predicts poor weight loss beyond that predicted by eating-related variables. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society, San Antonio, TX, September and Ninth Annual St. Vincent Research Symposium, Carmel, IN, June 2013.

Saules, K. K., Reslan, S., & Schuh, L. (2012). Which weight loss surgery patients are at risk for development of post-surgical substance use disorders? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society, San Antonio, TX, September and Ninth Annual St. Vincent Research Symposium, Carmel, IN, June 2013.

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.

Greenwald, M. K., Reslan, S., & Saules, K. K. (2012). Behavioral economic analysis of palatable food seeking behavior: Individual differences. Poster presentation at the annual Wayne State University Psychiatry Research Day, Detroit, MI, April.

Saules, K. K., Reslan, S., & Greenwald, M. K. (2012). Validation of an online questionnaire measure of the relative reinforcing value of food. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA, April.

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.

Reslan, S., Wiedemann, A., & Saules, K. K. (2011). Anchoring body mass index to figural stimuli: Validating a measure of perceptual body image distortion. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada, November.

Reslan, S., & Saules, K. K. (2011). 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. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society, Orlando, FL, October.

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Greenwald, M. K. (2011). Validating a human behavioral paradigm for assessing food preferences and preference shifts. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, August.

Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Wood, D. & Skilton, L. (2011). Quality of life of post-bariatric surgery patients vs. controls enrolled in a substance abuse treatment program. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, April.

Wiedemann, A., Saules, K. K, Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Wood, D., & Skilton, L. (2011). An examination of post-bariatric patients who develop problematic substance use after surgery: New onset users compared to controls. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, April.

Feldman, B., Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Frederick, A., Salters, L. & McMillon, T. (2011). Post-bariatric patients in substance abuse treatment: Number and types of major life events differentiate relapsers versus new onset users. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, April.

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Skilton, L. (2011). College students' definitions of an "eating binge" differ as a function of gender and BED status. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, April.

Reslan, S., Saules, K. K., & Eisenberg, D. (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. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA, April.

Saules, K., Schwarz, D., Hopper, J., Foster-Hartsfield, J., Wiedemann, A., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Serras, A., Wood, D, Kukendall, L., & Nguyen, R (2010). Post-bariatric surgery patients versus controls in substance abuse treatment. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA, April.

Wiedemann, A., Saules, K., Hopper, J., Foster-Hartsfield, J., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Serras, A., Kukendall, L., Nguyen, R., & Wood, D (2010). Substance use trajectories of post-bariatric surgery patients enrolled in substance abuse treatment. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA, April.

Habhab, S. (2009). Relationship between stress and food preferences in women. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, April.