Catherine Byrne

Catherine Byrne

Catherine Byrne

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: the dissemination of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, the etiology and maintenance of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating, and eating disorder prevention and early intervention

Catherine Byrne is a first year doctoral student in George Mason University’s Clinical Psychology program working with Dr. Sarah Fischer. In Dr. Fischer’s lab, Catherine is currently assisting with a study that aims to understand the behavioral mechanisms of cognitive dissonance by challenging the societal ideals of physical appearance. Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Selected Publications

Elran-Barak, R., Accurso, E.C., Goldschmidt, A.B., Sztainer, M., Byrne, C.E., Le Grange, D. (2014) Eating Patterns in Youth with Anorexia Nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, doi: 10.1002/eat.22289.

Fitzsimmons-Craft, E.E., Ciao, A.C., Accurso, E.C., Pisetsky, E.M., Byrne, C.E., Le Grange, D. (2014). Subjective and objective binge eating in relation to eating disorder symptomatology, depressive symptoms, and self-esteem among treatment-seeking adolescents with bulimia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 22, 230-236.


Bachelor of Arts, Marquette University, 2011