Sarah Fischer’s program of research focuses on how trait impulsivity influences pathology such as binge eating, bulimia nervosa, and substance abuse, as well as on how this trait influences loss of control over behavior in specific environmental contexts. Currently, she and her graduate students are completing a study examining the neural correlates of reactivity food cues under acute stress in bulimia nervosa, and how this influences eating behavior in daily life. They are also completing a study of how impulsivity interacts with acute mood shifts to influence decision making and eating behavior.
- Peterson, C. M., Fischer, S., & Young-Hyman, D. (2014). Topical review: A comprehensive risk model for disordered eating in youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(4), 385-390.
- Fischer, S., & Peterson, C. (2015). Dialectical behavior therapy for adolescent binge eating, purging, suicidal behavior, and non-suicidal self-injury: A pilot study. Psychotherapy, 52(1), 78-92.
- Garner, A., Davis-Becker, K., & Fischer, S. (2014). An exploration of the influence of thinness expectancies and eating pathology on compensatory exercise. Eating Behaviors, 15(3), 335-338.