Valerie J. Douglas

Valerie DouglasInstitution: San Diego State University, United States.

Supervisory team: Aaron Blashill, PhD.

Position: Postdoctoral Research Scholar.

Current research: Broadly, my research interests cover suicidality, emotion dysregulation, disordered eating, and weight stigma. I am shifting my focus to study these constructs within LGBTQ+ populations and treatment research.

Research interests:

  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Weight stigmatization and weight bias
  • Disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Stigma reduction
  • Interpersonal theory of suicide
  • Sexual and gender minority health
  • Treatment of eating disorders and suicidality

Recent Publications:

  • Douglas, V. J., Balas, B., & Gordon, K. H. (In Press). Facial femininity and perceptions of eating disorders. Accepted for publication at PLOS ONE.
  • Douglas, V. J., Kwan, M. Y., & Gordon, K. H. (In Press). An examination of the relationship between pets, attachment, and suicide risk. Accepted for publication at Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Preprint:
  • Douglas, V. J., Kwan, M. Y., & Gordon, K. H. (2021). The roles of weight stigma, emotion dysregulation, and eating pathology in suicide risk. Body Image, 38, 162-170. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.04.005

Can help with: Open science practices such as using the OSF; Conditional Process Analyses/ PROCESS macro; Collaboration; Advice on maintaining research output while on clinical internship; Projects involving the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide; Navigating the postdoctoral market.

What’s essential to your well-being? My pets, fancy coffee, adequate sleep, being able to nerd out about research with others, goofing off on Twitter, being out in nature, and Spotify.

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