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Rachel M. Radin, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Rachel Radin is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Center for Health and Community. She is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California (License # 30403). Her research interests include clarifying the biopsychosocial processes that contribute to eating behavior and metabolic health in adults. She is currently funded by an F32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) to investigate the impact of a mindfulness intervention (SHINE trial) on stress-related eating and endocrine and autonomic profiles of stress reactivity. Rachel aims to ultimately develop complementary and integrative health interventions to improve the health of individuals with obesity and other health-related conditions. She completed a PhD in Medical and Clinical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2017 after completing a Pre-doctoral Internship in Pediatric Psychology at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. She earned an MA in psychology in education from Columbia University and a BA in psychology from the George Washington University.

Website Links for Eating Measures:

This is our overview of variety of eating measures from research. Clinicians may feel free to read through and pick the measures that would best capture your clients. 

  • Reward-based Eating Drive Scale (RED-9; Epel, Tomiyama, Mason et al., 2014)

  • Palatable Eating Motives Scale (PEMS; Burgess, Turan, Lokken, Morse, & Boggiano, 2014):

    • Click here to download PEMS: https://www.gem-beta.org/Public/DownloadMeasure.aspx?mdocID=313

    • The PEMS Coping subscale probes various motives for ‘‘eating tasty food and drinks.’’

    • The Coping motives subscale measures intentionally using palatable food to cope with negative feelings (e.g., to forget about or help with worry, depression, nervousness, a bad mood, or problems).

  • Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ; van Strien, Frijters, Bergers, & Defares, 1986):

  • Binge Eating Scale (BES; Gormally, Black, Daston, & Rardin, 1982):

    • Click here to download BES: https://psychology-tools.com/test/binge-eating-scale

    • A measure of behavioral manifestations and feelings surrounding a binge episode.

    • This 16-item scale is commonly used to assess severity of binge eating and discriminates between overweight/obese individuals with severe, moderate, or no binge eating problems.

    • It assesses the severity of behavioral and cognitive characteristics associated with binge eating such as feeling distress about overeating, feeling out of control in response to food cues, feeling a lack of satiation, and being preoccupied with food.

  • Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patterns –5 (QEWP-5; Yanovski, Marcus, Wadden, & Walsh, 2015):

    • Click here to access QEWP: https://www.phenxtoolkit.org/toolkit_content/PDF/PX651201.pdf

    • A 24-item questionnaire that assesses frequency of reported binge eating. The QEWP-5 been adapted to capture loss of control (LOC) eating as well as binge episodes.

    • This questionnaire is a screening tool designed to identify adults with possible DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder

  • Trait Food Craving Questionnaire, Reduced (FCQ-T-R; Meule, Hermann, & Kubler, 2014)

    • Click here to access FCQ-T-R: https://www.gem-beta.org/public/DownloadMeasure.aspx?mdocid=315

    • The Trait Food Craving Questionnaire, reduced, is a 15-item measure of behavioral, cognitive, and physical aspects of cravings for different types of food.

    • High scores predict how much people crave and eat densely caloric snacks in daily life, and are associated with self-reported failures in dieting

  • Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS; Gearhardt, Corbin, & Brownell, 2012)