Jason M Lavender


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Associate Professor; MiCOR Deputy Research Director
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Eating and weight disorders, risk/maintenance factors, assessment, disordered eating in boys and men


T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship [2011-2014]
Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, ND
Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology [2011]
University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology [2010-2011]
University of Mississippi Medical Center/Jackson VAMC Psychology Internship Training Consortium, Jackson, MS

M.A. in Clinical Psychology [2007]
University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY

B.S. in Psychology [2005]
Duke University, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Durham, NC


Dr. Jason Lavender, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and the Deputy Director of Research forthe Military Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (MiCOR) Program with the Metis Foundation. Dr. Lavender’s research broadly focuses on elucidating risk/maintenance factors for eating and weight disorders, particularly emotion and emotion dysregulation, personality and temperament, and neurocognitive functioning. His interests further include multi-method approaches to study design, with an emphasis on linking laboratory-based methodologies with naturalistic, real-time data collection (i.e., ecological momentary assessment). His research additionally focuses on unique factors related to the manifestation and assessment of eating disorder symptoms among boys and men, including muscularity-oriented disordered eating,