Leigh Brosof, M.S. 

Doctoral Student Therapist

 

Leigh Brosof, M.S. is a doctoral student therapist at the Louisville Center for Eating Disorders. She is current pursuing her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at the University of Louisville under the mentorship of Dr. Cheri Levinson. Leigh specializes in treating adults and adolescents with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, and other specified feeding and eating disorders. Additionally, Leigh has experience treating individuals with various comorbid conditions, such as anxiety and mood disorders. She is trained in empirically-supported treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. Leigh’s research examines transdiagnostic risk factors of eating disorders and comorbid disorders. She is also interested in novel treatments for eating disorders. In her free time, Leigh enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring new things to do around Louisville.

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Professional Education

2016
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

2016
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO Psychology, Bachelor of Arts Minor: Anthropology

Psychology, Bachelor of Arts Minor: Anthropology

2015
Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Denmark Junior Year Abroad Student Core Course: European Clinical Psychology

Junior Year Abroad Student Core Course: European Clinical Psychology

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Selected Publications

Brosof, L. C., Munn-Chernoff, M. A., Bulik, C., & Baker, J. H. (in press). Associations between eating expectancies and eating disorder symptoms in men and women. Appetite.

Brosof, L. C., Calebs, B., & Levinson, C. A. (in press). Testing for Ethnic Invariance Between Asian and European Americans in a Six Month Prospective Model of Eating Disorder and Social Anxiety Comorbidity. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Brosof, L. C., & Levinson, C. A. (2017). Social appearance anxiety and dietary restraint as mediators between perfectionism and binge eating: A six month three wave longitudinal study. Appetite, 108, 335-342.

Brosof, L. C., Williams, B. M., & Levinson, C. A., (in press). Exploring the contribution of exercise dependence to eating disorder symptoms. International Journal of Eating Disorders. Baker, J. H.

Brosof, L. C., Munn-Chernoff, M. A., Lichtenstein, P., Larsson, H., Maes., H., & Kendler, K. S. (2018). Associations between Various Levels of Alcohol Involvement and Drive for Thinness and Body Dissatisfaction in Adolescent Twins: A Bivariate Twin Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42, 2214-2223. Christian, C.

Brosof, L. C., Vanzhula, I., Williams, B., Shankar Ram, S., & Levinson, C. A. (in press). Implementation of a dissonance-based, eating disorder prevention program and investigation of eating disorder comorbidities and risk factors in southern, all-female high schools. Body Image. Farrell, N. R.

Brosof, L. C., Vanzhula, I. A., Christian, C., & Levinson, C. A. (2019). Exploring mechanisms of action in exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders: The role of eating-related fears and body-related safety behaviors. Behavior Therapy. 

Levinson, C. A., Brosof, L. C., Shankar Ram, S., Pruitt, A., Russell, S., & Lenze, E. J. (in press). Obsessions are strongly related to eating disorder symptoms in anorexia nervosa and atypical anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors.

Levinson, C. A., Brosof, L. C., Vanzhula, I., Christian, C., Jones, P., Rodebaugh, T. L.,…& Fernandez, K. (2018). Social anxiety and eating disorder comorbidity and underlying vulnerabilities: Using network analysis to conceptualize comorbidity. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 693-709.

Levinson, C. A., Brosof, L. C., Ma, J., Fewell, L., & Lenze, E. J. (2017). Fear of Food. Prospectively Predicts Drive for Thinness in an Eating Disorder Sample Recently Discharged from Intensive Treatment. Eating Behaviors, 67, 45-51.

Levinson, C. A. & Brosof, L. C., Vanzhula, I. A., Bumberry, L., Zerwas, S., & Bulik, C. (2017). Perfectionism group treatment for eating disorders in an inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient setting: Preliminary support for reducing high standards but not concern over mistakes. European Eating Disorders Review, 12, 579-585.

Levinson, C. A. & Brosof, L. C. (2016). Cultural and ethnic differences in eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 12, 163-174.

Levinson, C.A., Christian, C., Shankar Ram, S., Brosof, L. C., & Williams, B. M. (in press). Sensor Technology Implementation for Research, Treatment, and Assessment of Eating Disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Levinson, C. A., Vanzhula, I., & Brosof, L. C. (2018). Longitudinal and personalized networks of eating disorder cognitions and behaviors: Targets for precision intervention. A proof of concept study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 1233-1243.

Levinson, C. A., Vanzhula, I., Brosof, L. C., & Forbush, K. (2018). Network analysis as an alternative approach to conceptualizing eating disorders: Implications for research and treatment. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 20, 67.

Levinson, C. A., Zerwas, S. C., Brosof, L. C., Thornton, L. M., Strober, M. Pivarunas, B., … Bulik, C. M. (2018). Associations between dimensions of anorexia nervosa and obsessive- compulsive disorder: An examination of personality and psychological factors. European Eating Disorder Review, 1-13.

Levinson, C. A., Sala, M., Fewell, L., Brosof, L. C., Fournier, L., & Lenze, E. J. (2018). Mealtime Eating Disorder Cognitions Predict Eating Disorder Behaviors and Vice Versa: A Mobile Technology Based Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. Behavior Research and Therapy, 105, 36-42.

Levinson, C. A., Fewell, L., & Brosof, L. C. (2017). My Fitness Pal calorie tracker usage in the eating disorders. Eating Behaviors, 27, 14-16.

Olatunji, B. O., Christian, C., Brosof, L. C., Tolin, D. F., & Levinson, C. A. (in press). What is at the core of OCD? A network analysis of obsessive-compulsive symptoms and beliefs. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Sala, M., Brosof., L. C., & Levinson, C. A. (in press). Ruminating about eating predicts eating disorder behaviors and vice-versa: An ecological momentary assessment study. Behavior Research and Therapy.

Sala, M., Brosof, L. C., Rosenfield, D., Fernandez, K., & Levinson, C. A. (2017). Stress is associated differently among individuals with higher and lower levels of eating disorder symptoms: An ecological momentary assessment study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 1413-1420.

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