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Body Image, Eating Disorders, Obesity Research Area:

Including research related to disordered eating and perceptions and attitudes of body appearance

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Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D.
Chair

Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D., received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the UMSL faculty in 2001, she taught psychology at Drake University (89-93) and Texas Tech University (93-01). She is a licensed psychologist (since 1993) and her theoretical orientation integrates humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural feminist therapies. Susan’s research interests fall under the umbrella of multicultural issues, broadly defined. Current projects are: 1) microaggression experiences of sexual minority individuals 2) body image and eating disorders, esp...
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Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Timothy Mikando Makubuya earned a BA in environmental management (MUK), a BS in sports medicine(MoBap), a MS in sport management (MoBap), and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning processes (UMSL). He has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and is now a member of the College of Education at UMSL. Dr. Makubuya has authored and co-authored papers, books, and has presented at local, regional, national and international levels. Dr. Makubuya teaches in areas of health education, physical education and exercise science. Dr. Makubuya's research areas include physical activity (including its competitive form-sport), psychosocial wellbeing and it's intersections with health risk behaviors.  ...