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Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

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2001 B.S., Psychology, Florida State University

2004 M.S., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University

2008 Clinical Internship, University of Chicago Medical Center

2008 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University


Research Interests

My program of research centers around two major public health problems: disordered eating and suicidal behavior.  In particular, my current research focuses on 1) disordered eating among traditionally understudied groups (e.g., members of minority groups, males), 2) interpersonal and emotional processes related to suicidal behavior and disordered eating, and 3) the occurrence of suicidal behavior among individuals with eating disorders.


Selected Publications

* indicates that the co-author is one of my current or former trainees

Gordon, K.H., Kwan, M.Y.*, Minnich, A.M.*, & Carter, D.L. (2014). Etiological models of nonsuicidal self-injury and eating disorders. In L. Claes and J. Muehlenkamp (Eds.), Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Eating Disorders. New York, NY: Springer.

Kwan, M.Y.*, Gordon, K.H., Eddy, K.T., Thomas, J.J., Franko, D.L., & Troop-Gordon, W. (2014). Gender differences in coping responses and bulimic symptoms among undergraduate students. Eating Behaviors, 15, 632-637.

Minnich, A.M.*, Gordon, K.H., Holm-Denoma, J.M., & Troop-Gordon, W. (2014). A test of an interactive model of binge eating among undergraduate men. Eating Behaviors, 15, 625-631.

Ribeiro, J.D., Witte, T.K., Van Orden, K.A., Selby, E.A., Gordon, K.H., Bender, T.W., & Joiner, Jr. T.E. (2014). Fearlessness about death: The psychometric properties and construct validity of the revisions to Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale. Psychological Assessment, 26, 115-126.

Mitchell, J.E., Crosby, R., de Zwaan, M., Engel, S., Roerig, J., Steffen, K., Gordon, K.H., Karr, T., Lavender, J., & Wonderlich, S. (2013). Possible risk factors for increased risk of suicide following bariatric surgery. Obesity, 21, 665-672.

Gordon, K.H., Holm-Denoma, J.M., Troop-Gordon, W., & Sand, E.* (2012). Rumination and body dissatisfaction interact to predict binge eating. Body Image, 9, 352-357.

Gordon, K.H., Bresin, K.,* Dombeck, J.,* Routledge, C., & Wonderlich, J.A.* (2011). The impact of the 2009 Red River Flood on interpersonal risk factors for suicide. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.

Gordon, K.H., Castro, Y., Sitnikov, L., & Holm-Denoma, J.M. (2010). Cultural body shape ideals and eating disorder symptoms among White, Latina, and Black college women. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16, 135-143.

Gordon, K.H., & Dombeck, J.J.* (2010). The associations between two facets of narcissism and eating disorder symptoms. Eating Behaviors, 11, 288-292.

Gordon, K.H., Selby, E.A., Anestis, M.D., Bender, T.W., Witte, T.K., Braithwaite, S., Van Orden, K.A., Bresin, K.,* & Joiner, T.E. Jr. (2010). The reinforcing properties of repeated deliberate self-harm. Archives of Suicide Research, 14, 329-341.

Wonderlich, S.A., Gordon, K.H., Mitchell, J.E., Crosby, R.D., & Engel, S.G. (2009). The validity and clinical utility of binge eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42, 687-705.

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