Wesley R. Barnhart


I am gay and I am a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology.//


I am current a second-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (APA Accredited) at Bowling Green State University. I received my undergraduate degrees, B.A. in psychology (2016) with honors and research distinction and B.S. in systems/behavioral neuroscience (2019) with honors, from Ohio State University. From 2016-2019, I was employed full-time as a Clinical Research Assistant with the Ohio Disability and Health Program, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program at the Nisonger Center whose primary goal is to improve the health of Ohioans with disabilities.

My primary research embodies a biopsychosociocultural approach to health behavior, with an emphasis on eating and weight disorders and emotional eating. The goal of this research interest is to develop our understanding of mechanisms of eating pathology, specifically binge eating and emotional eating, that may advance prevention and treatment efforts. I am also committed to expanding the eating and weight disorders and emotional eating evidence base to diverse populations, specifically LGBTQ+ youth and adults. The goal of this research interest is to identify potential constraints on generality to the existing evidence base, supporting the development of targeted and accessible prevention and treatment efforts for all people experiencing eating and weight disorders and emotional eating.

I love to connect with fellow queer scientists! Please find me on Twitter and Instagram or check my website for more information.