For 16 years, the Center has awarded Matina S. Horner, Ph.D. Summer Research Fellowships, giving undergraduate and graduate students the time, resources, and mentorship required to carry out meaningful research in the field.
Student research projects have focused on a range of topics from prevention, to cross-cultural perspectives, to personality variables and biological factors. Many fellows stay in touch with us as they continue their independent research projects after their fellowships have ended, often resulting in theses and publishable papers. Here is how our 2012 fellows are spending their summer at the Harris Center.
Nouha graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a bachelorís degree in human physiology. For her Matina Horner fellowship project, she is writing a literature review of research in alexithymia (difficulty recognizing feelings) in women with anorexia nervosa.
Rebecca is a 2011 graduate of Muhlenberg College. During her fellowship at the Harris Center, Rebecca is conducting analyses to explore non fat phobic anorexia; her project will help inform assessment and detection of low weight patients who report no fear of weight gain.
Jessica is a second year clinical psychology doctoral student at Rutgers University in New Jersey. As a Horner Fellow, she is examining the impact of daily stress on binge eating and purging in individuals with bulimia nervosa. Her study will help clinicians and researchers refine existing treatments for eating disorders.
Click to read feedback from some of our former Matina Horner fellows about their summers at the Harris Center.
This page was last updated on June 14, 2012.