Ann Haynos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Ann Haynos

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Office Phone 612-273-9822

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Gregg Helmberger

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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2015-2017

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2015

MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012

BA, Psychology, The Catholic University of America, 2005

Medical Psychology Internship, Duke University Medical Center, 2014-2015


Dr. Haynos received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center and the post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota through the Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research T32. Dr. Haynos' primary research focus is on elucidating the biological and behavioral decision-making mechanisms that promote the development and maintenance of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa. Her research is funded through the NIMH and Klarman Family Foundation for Eating Disorders Research.

Awards & Recognition

2016- Society for Psychophysiological Research Fellowship Training Award
2015- Academy of Eating Disorders Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowship
2013- Wilson Award, University of Nevada, Reno
2008- Excellence Fellowship, University of Nevada, Reno
2005- Distinguished Psychology Major Award, The Catholic University of America
2005- Summa cum Laude, The Catholic University of America
2001- University Scholarship, The Catholic University of America


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Haynos' primary research interests include using a range of methods (e.g., ecological momentary assessment, neuroimaging, psychophysiological measures) to identify mechanisms (e.g., emotion regulation, reward) associated with the risk and maintenance of disordered eating, especially restrictive eating and problematic dieting. Dr. Haynos is also interested in developing and evaluating treatments for eating disorders targeting these mechanisms.


Haynos, A. F., Berg, K. C., Cao, L., Crosby, R. D., Lavender, J. M., Utzinger, L. M., et al. (in press). Trajectories of global and individual facets of negative and positive affect surrounding restrictive eating in anorexia nervosa. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Haynos, A. F., Wang, S. B., & Fruzzetti, A. E. (in press). Restrictive eating is associated with emotion regulation difficulties in a non-clinical sample. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention

Haynos, A. F., Pearson, C. M., Utzinger, L. M., Wonderlich, S. A., Crosby, R. D., Mitchell, J. E., et al. (in press). Effects of empirically derived personality subtyping on clinical symptoms and treatment response in bulimia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Haynos, A. F., Watts, A. W., Loth, K. A., Pearson, C. P., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2016). Factors predicting an escalation of restrictive eating during adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59, 391-396.

Haynos, A. F., Lillis, J., Forman, E. M., & Butryn, M. L. (Eds.). (2016). Mindfulness and acceptance for treating eating disorders and weight concerns. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

Haynos, A. F., Hill, B., & Fruzzetti, A. E. (2016). Emotion regulation training to reduce problematic dietary restriction: An experimental analysis. Appetite, 103, 265-274.

Haynos, A. F., Crosby, R. D., Engel, S. G., Lavender, J. M., Wonderlich, S. A., Mitchell, J. E., et al. (2015). Testing an emotional avoidance model of restriction in anorexia nervosa using ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 68, 134-139.

Haynos, A. F., Field, A. E., Wilfley, D. E., & Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (2015). A novel classification paradigm for understanding the positive and negative outcomes associated with dieting. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 362-366.

Haynos, A. F., Roberto, C. A., Martinez, M. A., Attia, E., Fruzzetti, A. E. (2014). Emotion regulation difficulties in anorexia nervosa before and after inpatient weight restoration. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 888-891.

Haynos, A. F., & Fruzzetti, A. E. (2011). Anorexia nervosa as a disorder of emotion dysregulation: Theory, evidence, and treatment implications. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18, 183-202.


Academic Interests and Focus

Dr. Haynos has taught undergraduate psychology courses on development and gender, as well as presented on eating disorders, personality disorders, and dialectical behavior therapy as a guest lecturer. Dr. Haynos has also provided clinical training and supervision on dialectical behavior therapy and treatment of eating disorders.

Teaching Areas

Eating Disorders
Psychology of Gender 
Psychology of Adolescence
Child Psychology


Clinical Interests

Eating Disorders; Body Image; Obesity; Anxiety Disorders

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Haynos has been trained to provide individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Dr. Haynos' clinical experience has predominantly involved traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy, third wave behavior therapies (dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy), and specialized eating disorder treatment (family based treatment).