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Autumn Askew, B.S.

Pronouns: Autumn

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychopathology

San Diego


Areas of Research

Sociocultural Factors That Influence Eating Pathology and Body Image Disturbance, Particularly Within LGBTQ+ Populations, as well as Translating Mechanistic Research Into Novel Treatments For Eating Disorders.


Autumn is a graduate student in the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests broadly include sociocultural factors that influence disordered eating and body image disturbance, as well as translating mechanistic research into novel treatments for eating disorders. She is especially interested in examining these topics within LGBTQ+ groups.


Aaron Blashill, Ph.D., SDSU


  1. Haynos, A. F., Anderson, L. M., Askew, A. J., Craske, M. G., & Peterson, C. B. (2021). Adapting a neuroscience-informed intervention to alter reward mechanisms of anorexia nervosa: a novel direction for future research. Journal of Eating Disorders, 9(1).
  2. Simone, M., Askew, A., Lust, K., Eisenberg, M. E., & Pisetsky, E. M. (2020). Disparities in self‐reported eating disorders and academic impairment in sexual and gender minority college students relative to their heterosexual and cisgender peers. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(4), 513–524.
  3. Askew, A. J., Peterson, C. B., Crow, S. J., Mitchell, J. E., Halmi, K. A., Agras, W. S., & Haynos, A. F. (2020). Not all body image constructs are created equal: Predicting eating disorder outcomes from preoccupation, dissatisfaction, and overvaluation. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(6), 954–963.
Awards & Honors
  1. Cota-Robles Fellowship (UCSD, 2021-2025)