Eating Disorders in African American Women, Adolescent Medicine Tuesday Academic Conference, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, July 1, 2008.

Get Real About Eating Disorders, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, MD May 7, 2008.

What Parents Can Do to Prevent Eating Disorders, Washington International School, Chevy Chase, MD, April 14, 2008.

Feminist Perspectives of Eating Disorders, George Mason University, Robinson A Building, Fairfax, VA, October 3, 2007.

Racial identity and psychological functioning among African Americans attending a historically Black university. Division 45 Poster Session: "Ethnic Identity, Racism, and Discrimination," American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, July, 2004.

Eating Disorders in Women of Color, McKinley Building, American University, Washington, D.C., June 15, 2004.

Brown vs. Board of Education: How Far Have We Really Come? North Bethesda Middle School, Bethesda, MD, April 29, 2004.

Larkin, J., Gilbert, S.C., & Pines, H. (March, 2003) Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Gender and Affect as Determinants of African-American Students' Willingness to Risk Public Performance. Baltimore, MD.

African Americans and Eating Disorders. Peer Health Education, Health Center Annex, Howard University, Washington, D.C., November 25, 2002.

Feeling good about yourself: Self-esteem for pre-teens. Jump Start Girls! Adelante Ninas!, Oakview Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD, February 25, 2002.

The media's role in body image and eating disorders. In Representations of Women in the Media-Implications for Feminist Psychology. Symposium at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco Hilton, San Francisco, CA, August 24, 2001.

Feminist Explanations of Eating Disorders, American University, Hurst Hall, June 8, 1998.

Feminist Perspectives of Eating Disorders, George Washington University, Marvin Center, March 31, 1997.

Feminist Explanations of the Development of Eating Disorders, Quarterly Meeting, Washington Society for the Study of Eating Disorders and Obesity, Glen Echo, MD, November 20, 1996.

Eating Disorders and Black Women, Featured guest, Spotlight, WHMM-TV 32, April, 1996.

Sexual Assault in the African-American Community, Safe Spring Workshop Series, Howard University, Washington, D.C., March, 1996.

Sexual Responsibility on the College Campus, Howard University Counseling Service Lecture Series, Drew Hall, Howard University, Washington, D.C. February 13, 1996.

Eating Disorders and Women of Color, National Eating Disorders Screening Day, Howard University Counseling Service, Washington, D.C., February 6, 1996.

Eating Disorders and Body Image, Employee Assistance Program Lecture Series, Greater Southeast Community Hospital, Washington, D.C., October 27, 1995.

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Stefanie Gilbert Presentations and Publications


2004-Present: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

2006: Psychology of Gender, Second Edition, by V. Helgeson, Prentice Hall Publishers

2007: Psychology of Women Quarterly

Featured Articles by Dr. Gilbert

  • Feminist Perspectives of Eating Disorders
  • Risk for Eating Disorders in the Young Athletes
  • Body Shame in Childhood and Adolescence
  • The Media's Role in Body Image and Eating Disorders

Stefanie Gilbert Presentations and Publications


Gilbert, S. (2011). Eating disorders in African American women. in J. Alexander and J. Treasure (Eds.) A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders. London: Routledge.

Gilbert, S., Crump, S., Madhere, S., & Schutz, W. (2009). Internalization of the thin ideal as a predictor of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean female college students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 23(3), 196-211.

Gilbert, S. “The Cult of Thinness, Second Edition, by Sharlene Hesse-Biber” (2008). Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32(2) 221.

Gilbert, S., So, D., Russell, T., & Wessell, T. (2006). Racial identity and psychological functioning among African Americans attending a historically Black university. Journal of College Counseling, 9 (2), 111-122.

Gilbert, S., Silberstein, L., & Thompson, J.K. (2006). Risk for eating disorders in the young athlete. In Hebestreit, H., & Bar-Or, O. (Vol. Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: Volume III: The Young Athlete. Oxford: Blackwell Science.

So, D., Gilbert, S., & Romero, S. (2005). Help-seeking attitudes among African American college students. College Student Journal, 39(4), 806-816.

Gilbert, S., Keery, H., & Thompson, J.K. (2005). The media's role in body image and eating disorders. In Ellen Cole (Ed.), Featuring Females: Feminist Analyses of Media, Washington, D.C.: APA.

Sloan, L., Wilburn, G., Camp, D., Gilbert, S., & Martin, D. (2005). Out-group men or women induce equivalent stereotype threat performance decrements in spite of the genders' qualitatively contradictory stereotype-relevant characteristics. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, 5, 1-10, HICSS, Honolulu, HI.

Gilbert, S. (2003). Eating Disorders in Women of Color. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 444-455.

Sloan, L.R., Wilburn, G., Martin, D.E., Fenton, T., Starr, B.J., Craig, K.M., Gilbert, S., & Glenn, M. (2003). Intellectual testing in own-group settings can eliminate the effects of perceived test unfairness on stereotype threat influenced reductions in performance. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, 2, 1-19, HICSS, Honolulu, HI.

Starr, B.J., So, D., Gilbert, S., Sloan, L.R., & Roberts, A. (2003). Xenophobic ascription: A paradigm for training and studying ethnocentrism. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, 2, 2-12

Gilbert, S., & Thompson, J.K. (2002). Body shame in childhood and adolescence: Relations to eating disorders and general psychological functioning. In P. Gilbert and J. Miles (Eds.) Body Shame. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Gilbert, S., & Thompson, J.K. (1999). Winning or losing against an opposite-sex peer on a gender-based competitive task. Sex Roles, 41 (11/12), 875-899.

Goode, C.R., Nelson, C.R., & Gilbert, S.C. (1997). A Sexual Assault Information and Prevention Handbook. Washington, D.C.: Howard University.

Gilbert, S., and Thompson, J.K. (1996). Feminist explanations of the development of eating disorders: Common themes, research findings and methodological issues. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 3, 183-202.

Gilbert, S. (1993). Fear of success in anorexic young women. Journal of Adolescent Health, 14.

Klitzner, M., Fisher, D., Stewart, K., and Gilbert, S. (1992). Adolescent Substance Abuse: Early Intervention for Adolescents. Princeton: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Selected Popular Press

Gilbert, S. (April 13, 1999). Why young women are prey to eating disorders. The Washington Post, Health, 15.

Gilbert, S. (April 13, 1999). Parents can play a role in keeping eating disorders at bay. The Washington Post, Health, 15.

Gilbert, S. (1996, February 2). Eating disorders increase among Blacks. The Hilltop, B7.

Gilbert, S. (1996, February 23). Experts claim exercise, healthy diet work against obesity. The Hilltop, B8.

Gilbert, S. (1995, September 22). Exercise has physical and mental benefits. The Hilltop, B6.

Gilbert, S. (1991, Jan. 18-24). The South Rises Again-This Time, Against Itself. Washington City Paper, 14-20.

Gilbert, S. (1990, November 9-15). Girl Talk, Boy Talk. Washington City Paper, 20-26.

Gilbert, S. (1990, Fall). Does a Wall of Words Divide Men and Women? Women's World, 9.

Gilbert, S. (1989, Fall). Escaping the Anglo-Saxon Beauty Trap. Women's World, 12-13.

Gilbert, S. (1985, April). Eating disorders: The high price of independence and success. Radcliffe College Second Century, 14.