Eliza Gordon, M.S.

Eliza GordonBiography

Eliza Gordon (formerly Warren) graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2014 with a B.S. in Exercise & Wellness. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical & Health Psychology (concentration: Med/Health) as well as her joint-Master’s in Public Health degree (concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences).

Research/Clinical Focus

Eliza is working as a Graduate Research Assistant studying obesity treatment under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Perri.  In 2016 she wrote her Clinical & Health Psychology master’s thesis on the effects of dose of behavioral weight-loss treatment on changes in physical activity among adults with obesity living in rural areas.  Eliza’s primary research interests include weight management, food addiction, and mind/body health and fitness.  She is also a certified personal trainer, and loves family, fitness, nutrition, yoga, art, nature, and music.

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, University of Florida (Fall 2016)

Guest lecturer, Abnormal Psychology, University of Florida (November 2017)

Guest lecturer, Health Psychology, University of Florida (March 2017)

Guest lecturer, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, University of Florida (September 2016)

Guest lecturer, Abnormal Psychology, University of Florida (February 2016)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Exercise Physiology, Brigham Young University (Spring 2014)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Exercise Physiology, Brigham Young University (Spring 2014)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Drugs Reward and Addiction, Brigham Young University (Fall 2013)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gordon, E. L., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Bauman, V., & Merlo, L. J. (2018). What Is the Evidence for “Food Addiction?” A Systematic Review. Nutrients10(4), 477.

Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Bauman, V., & Perri, M. G. (2018). Does Yoga Help College-Aged Women with Body-Image Dissatisfaction Feel Better About Their Bodies?. Sex Roles, 1-11.

Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Dixon, B. N., Eastman, A., Bauman, V., Ross, K. M., & Perri, M. G. Rural-urban disparities in access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program. (Manuscript under review).

Other Publications

Gordon, E. (2018, January 2). So you think you’re a food addict. Thrive Global. Retrieved from https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/18640-so-you-think-you-re-a-food-addict

Warren, E.L. (2015).  Self-worth in the development and treatment of eating disorders. Intuition, 11(1), 26-42.

Published Abstracts

Gordon, E. L., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Bauman, V., Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ross, K. M., & Perri, M. G. (2018). Effects of behavioral weight-loss treatment on food addiction symptoms and fruit intake among adults with obesity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, S89. Poster presented at the 2018 Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Bauman, V., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Dixon, B., Eastman, A., Ross, K. M., & Perri, M. G. (2018). Disparities in rural access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program for obesity treatment. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, S306. Poster presented at the 2018 Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Dixon, B., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Eastman, A., Bauman, V., Ross, K. M., & Perri, M. G. (2018). Reflections in the mirror: A novel experiential measure of body image dissatisfaction in women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, S780. Poster presented at the 2018 Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Bauman, V., Perri, M. G., & Ross, K. M. (2018). Staying on track: The association between perceived effort, importance, and self-weighing behavior. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, S795. Poster presented at the 2018 Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Gordon, E. L., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Bauman, V., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Effects of a behavioral weight-loss program on food addiction. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S573. Poster presented at the 2017 Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting, San Diego, CA.

Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Bauman, V., McMillin, M., Rai, O., Rodriguez, A. Sanchez, D., Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ross, K., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Body image dissatisfaction, depression, and disordered eating in college-aged women seeking a yoga intervention. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S1020. Poster presented at the 2017 Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting, San Diego, CA.

Bauman, V., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Ross, K., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Effect of dose of behavioral obesity treatment on HbA1c in adults with prediabetes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S1964. Poster presented at the 2017 Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting, San Diego, CA.

Ariel, A.H., Degener, R. T., Laitner, M. H., Warren, E. L., & Perri, M.G. (2016). Relation of Improvements in Binge Eating Severity to Dietary Self-Monitoring and Weight Change in Behavioral Obesity Treatment. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50, S18. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, Washington, DC.

Oral Presentations

Gordon, E.L. (2017, August). Is Food Addiction Real? A Systematic Review. Oral presentation at the UF Department of Clinical & Health Psychology Predoctoral Research Series Colloquium. Gainesville, Florida.

Warren, E.L., Laitner, M.H., Degener, R.T., Ariel, A.H., & Perri, M.G. (2016, April). The Effect of Dose on Physical Activity in a Behavioral Weight-loss Program. Oral presentation at the 2016 University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day. Gainesville, Florida. **Best Abstract for 2016 award

Warren, E.L. (2015, November). The Effect of Dose on Physical Activity in a Behavioral Weight-loss Program. Oral presentation at the UF Department of Clinical & Health Psychology Annual Fall Symposium. Gainesville, Florida. 

Additional Poster Presentations

Gordon, E. L., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Bauman, V., Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ross, K. M., & Perri, M. G. (2018). Eating patterns among adults with food addiction in a behavioral weight-loss program. Poster accepted to the 2018 APA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Gordon, E. L., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Bauman, V., & Merlo, L. J. (2018). What is the evidence for “Food Addiction?” A systematic review. Poster accepted to the 2018 APA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Gordon, E. L., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Bauman, V., Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ross, K. M., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Fruit Consumption and Weight Loss Associated with Reduced Food Addiction Symptoms Among Adults with Obesity in a Behavioral Weight-Loss Program. Poster presented at the 2018 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

Dixon, B., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L.,  Eastman, A., Bauman, V., Ross, K. M., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Reflections in the mirror: A novel experiential measure of body image dissatisfaction in women. Poster presented at the 2018 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Bauman, V., Sanchez, D., Rodriguez, A., Rai, O., McMillin, M., Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ross, K., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Characterizing the unique effects of Body Mass Index, disordered eating, and depressive symptoms on body image dissatisfaction in college-aged women. Poster presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Dixon, B. N., Eastman, A., Gordon, E. L., Bauman, V., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Perri, M. G., & Ross, K. M. (2017). Social support, weight control strategies, and weight loss. Poster presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Gordon, E. L., Bauman, V., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ross, K. M., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Effects of a behavioral weight-loss program on symptoms of food addiction in adults with obesity. Poster presented at the 2017 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

Bauman, V., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ross, K.M., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Effect of Dose of Behavioral Obesity Treatment on HbA1c in Adults with Prediabetes. Poster presented at the 2017 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, FL. **Best Abstract for 2017 award

Ariel-Donges, A. H., Gordon, E. L., Bauman, V., Rodriguez, A., McMillin, M., Sanchez, D., Rai, O., Eastman, A., Dixon, B., Ross, K., & Perri, M. G. (2017). Racial differences in Body Mass Index, body image dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and depressive symptoms in college-aged women. Poster presented at the 2017 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

Warren, E.L., Laitner, M.H., Degener, R.T., Ariel, A.H., & Perri, M.G. (2016). Effects of Treatment Dose on Changes in Physical Activity in Lifestyle Interventions for Weight Loss.  Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, Washington, DC.

Ariel, A.H., Degener, R.T., Laitner, M.H., Warren, E.L., & Perri, M.G. (2016). Binge Eating and Coping Skills in Adults Seeking Treatment for Obesity. Roundtable presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Degener, R. T., Laitner, M. H., Ariel, A. H., Warren, E. L., & Perri, M. G. (2016). Perception of health status by Black and White women before and after treatment for obesity. Poster at the 2016 American Public Health Association meeting, Denver, CO.

Warren, E.L., Laitner, M.H., Degener, R.T., Ariel, A.H., & Perri, M.G. (2016).  The Effect of Dose on Physical Activity in a Behavioral Weight-loss Program. Presented at the 2016 University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day. **Best Abstract for 2016 award

Warren, E.L., Minski, S.A., Alabduljabbar, M., Laitner, M.H., Degener, R.T., Ariel, A.H., & Perri, M.G. (2015).  Does Self-Monitoring Mediate the Effect of Treatment Dose on Weight Loss in Behavioral Management of Obesity?  Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ariel, A. H., Degener, R. T., Laitner, M. H., Warren, E. L., & Perri, M. G. (2015). Relation of clinically significant improvements in binge eating to treatment adherence and weight change in a behavioral weight management program. Poster at the 2015 University of Florida Graduate Student Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

Warren, E.L., Minski, S.A., Alabduljabbar, M., Laitner, M.H., Degener, R.T., Ariel, A.H., & Perri, M.G. (2015).  Does Self-Monitoring Mediate the Effect of Treatment Dose on Weight Loss in Behavioral Management of Obesity?  Poster presented at University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, FL. **College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day Award

Ariel, A.H., Lespinasse, D.M., Maurer, S.N., Minski, S.A., Alabduljabbar, M., Degener, R.T., Laitner, M.H., Warren, E.L., & Perri, M.G. (2015). Binge Eating Severity Improvement in Response to Dose of Behavioral Treatment for Obesity. Poster presented at the 2015 International Conference on Eating Disorders, Boston, MA.

Ariel, A.H., Minski, S.A., Degener, R.T., Laitner, M.H., Warren, E.L., & Perri, M.G. (2015). Does Binge Eating Severity Respond To A Behavioral Intervention For Obesity? Poster presented at the 2015 University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

Minski, S.A., Laitner, M.H., Ariel, A.H., Warren, E.L., & Perri, M.G. (2015). The Impact of Three Doses of Behavioral Weight-Loss Counseling on Health-Related Quality of Life.  Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Laitner, M.H., Minski, S.A., Ariel, A.H., Warren, E.L., & Perri, M.G. (2015). Effects of Treatment Dose on Blood Lipids in the Behavioral Treatment of Obesity. Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Warren, E. L., Schilaty, N., Hedges, D., Jang, E. Y., Folsom, R., Morrison, C., Hanson, S., Steffensen, S. C. (2014).  Ethanol inhibits dopamine release at terminals in the nucleus accumbens via GABA receptors.  Poster presented at Utah Conference for Undergraduate Research, Provo, UT.

Schilaty, N. D., Yorgason, J. T., Hedges, D. M., Jang, E. Y., Folsom, R. J., Nelson, A., Warren, E., Hanson, S., Wallner, M., Jones, S. R., and Steffensen, S. C. (2013).  Ethanol inhibits dopamine release at terminals in the nucleus accumbens via GABA receptors.  Poster presented at Neuroscience 2013, the 43rd Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, San Diego, CA.

Schilaty, N. D., Folsom, R. J., Hanson, S. L., Warren, E. L., Ackerson, B. G., Steffensen, S. C. (2012). Baicalein and Light Stimulation Attenuate Ethanol Inhibition of Dopamine Release.  Poster presented at the Intermountain Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Snowbird Symposium, Snowbird, UT.

Professional Memberships

2018 – present Graduate Student Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
2018 – present Graduate Student Member, APA Division 38: Health Psychology
2018 – present Graduate Student Member, APA Division 50: Society of Addiction Psychology
2017 – present Graduate Student Affiliate, Association for Psychological Science
2015 – present Graduate Student Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine
2014 – present Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
2013 – 2014 Undergraduate Student Member, Society for Neuroscience
2013 Undergraduate Student Member, Substance Misuse and Abuse Reduction Team

Honors/Awards

2018 Open Access Publishing Fund Recipient, University of Florida
2015, 2016, 2018 Research Travel Award, Office of Research, University of Florida
2015, 2016, 2018 Research Travel Award, Graduate Student Council, University of Florida
2016 Best Abstract Award, College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, University of Florida
2015 Abstract Award, College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, University of Florida
2014 Exercise & Wellness Outstanding Student Award, Brigham Young University
2013 Abrelia Clarissa Hinckley Scholarship, Brigham Young University
2011 – 2014 Dean’s List, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University
2011 – 2013 Brigham Young Academic Scholarship, Brigham Young University