Amy Egbert

Assistant Professor

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2020, Loyola University of Chicago

Research Interests

Dr. Egbert’s research focuses on the etiology, correlates, and treatment of disordered eating in youth from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds. Her work examines how social and environmental influences (e.g., food marketing, access to healthy foods) impact these eating behaviors. Within this work, she is particularly interested in understanding (1) eating disorders in youth living in larger bodies, (2) the role that minority stressors, such as discrimination and racism, play in what youth eat and whether they develop eating disorders, and (3) how evidence-based treatments can be adapted to best serve youth without access to specialty mental health care.

Representative Publications

Egbert, A.H., Hunt, R., Williams, K., Burke, N., & Jennings, K.M. (2022). Reporting racial and ethnic diversity in eating disorder research over the past 20 years. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 55(4), 455-462.

Egbert, A.H., Smith, K.E., Ranzenhofer, L., Goldschmidt, A.B., & Hilbert, A. (2022). The role of affective instability in loss of control eating in youth with overweight/obesity across development: Findings from two EMA studies. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (formerly Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology), 50, 945-957.

Egbert, A.H., Nicholson, L., Sroka, A., Silton, R.L., & Bohnert, A.B. (2020). Binge eating, but not dietary restriction, moderates the association between unhealthy food marketing exposure and junk food consumption. Eating Behaviors, 38, 101401.

Distel, L.M.L., Egbert, A.H., Bohnert, A.M., & Santiago, C.D. (2019). Chronic stress and food insecurity: Examining key environmental family factors related to BMI among low-income Mexican origin youth. Family & Community Health, 42(3), 213-220.

Amy Egbert
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBous 166