Dr. Domoff’s research seeks to promote the health and well-being of diverse, under-served children and families, with a specific focus on childhood obesity prevention and healthy media use. Dr. Domoff utilizes observational methodology, mixed-methods, and novel audio-recording and passive sensing technology to understand the potential impact of media and phone use use on children’s health and development. Dr. Domoff received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. as well as Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University.
The goal of Dr. Tan’s research is to better understand the etiology of childhood obesity. Her research crosses developmental, social, and health psychology in order to understand factors that relate to the development of healthy eating behaviors and attitudes about weight. She focuses on the development of healthy eating behaviors in children and links with parents’ feeding behaviors; with an interest in children’s ability to self-regulate food intake based on internal cues of hunger and satiety, as well as the role of emotions in children’s eating behaviors (i.e., emotional eating). Her second line of research focuses on attitudes about weight in children and adults, specifically the associations between parents’ and children’s weight prejudice and other factors related to this prejudice, such as beliefs about the controllability of weight.