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Kelly Allison, PhD

Kelly Allison, PhD Clinical Psychologist

Co-Director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Allison is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid

Education and Training

Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Graduate School:


Academy for Eating Disorders, International Ad Hoc NIH Grant Reviewer for the Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research (RC1), National American Psychological Association Division 12, Section IV (Clinical Psychology of Women) , National American Psychological Association Division 35 (Psychology of Women), National American Psychological Association Division 38 (Health Psychology), National American Psychological Association for Graduate Students, National American Psychological Association, Division 12(Clinical Psychology), National American Psychological Association, National The Obesity Society (formerly NAASO), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Allison is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Allison KC, Sarwer DB: Issues related to weight management during pregnancy among overweight and obese women Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2 : 249-254,2007.

Lundgren JD, Newberg AB, Allison KC, Wintering NA, Ploessl K: 123I-ADAM SPECT imaging of serotonin transporter binding in patients with night eating syndrome: a preliminary report. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 162 : 214-220,2008.

Allison KC, Lundgren JD, O’Reardon JP, Martino NS, Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Crosby RD, Engel SG: The Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ): psychometric properties of a measure of severity of the night eating syndrome Eating Behaviors 9 (1): 62-72,2008.

Allison KC, Grilo CM, Masheb RM: High self-reported rates of neglect and emotional abuse by persons with Binge Eating Disorder and Night Eating Syndrome Behaviour Research and Therapy : 2007.

Allison KC, Crow SJ, Reeves RR, West DS, Foreyt JP, DiLillo VG, Wadden TA, Jeffery RW, Van Dorsten B: The prevalence of binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus Obesity 15 : 1285-1291,2007.

Rogers NL, Dinges DF, Allison KC, Maislin G, Martino N, O’Reardon JP: Assessment of sleep in women with night eating syndrome Sleep 29 : 814-819,2006.

O’Reardon JP, Allison KC, Martino NS, Lundgren JD, Heo M: A Randomized placebo-controlled trial of sertraline in the treatment of the night eating syndrome American Journal of Psychiatry 163 : 893-898,2006.

Allison KC, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand C, Gibbons L, Stack R, Stunkard AJ: Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features. Obesity 14 : 77S-82S,2006.

Allison KC, Ahima RS, O’Reardon JP, Dinges DF, Sharma V, Cummings DE, Heo M, Martino N: Neuroendocrine Profiles Associated with Energy Intake, Sleep, and Stress in the Night Eating Syndrome Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 90 : 6214-6217,2005.

Allison KC, Stunkard AJ: Overcoming night eating syndrome: A step-by-step guide to breaking the cycle : 2004.

Academic Contact Info

3535 Market St., Suite 3021
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
Phone: (215) 898-7314
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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