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The Human Development Initiative, begun in 2009, is a community of scholars throughout the university interested in development across the lifespan. The initiative creates venues where scholars involved in cutting-edge research in the social and health sciences (including genetics, neuroscience, and psychosocial development) can focus on the intersections between their own work and that of other researchers. We invite faculty and graduate students to join us at our bi-weekly brown bag speaker series and our fall and spring colloquia.

Klump Kelly Klump
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Clinical Psychology 1998
Masters University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Clinical Psychology 1996
Bachelors Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 1993
Primary Program: Clinical
107B Psychology
(517) 432-7281

Research Statement

The Klump lab studies the etiology of eating disorders. Dr. Klump is particularly interested in understanding developmental differences in genetic and biological risk factors across adolescence and adulthood, with a particular emphasis on the role of gonadal hormones and comorbid traits (e.g., personality traits) and disorders (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders).  Dr. Klump's lab approaches these research questions using a translational scientific framework that includes both human and animal studies.  

Research Publications    
2015Culbert, K.M., Breedlove, S.M., Sisk, C.L., Keel, P.K., Neale, M.C., Boker, S.M., Burt, S.A., & Klump, K.L. (in press). Age differences in prenatal testosterone’s protective effects on disordered eating symptoms: Developmental windows of expression? Behavioral Neuroscience.
2015Culbert, K.M., Burt, S.A., Sisk, C.L., Nigg, J.T., & Klump, K.L. (in press). The effects of circulating testosterone and pubertal maturation on risk for disordered eating symptoms in adolescent males. Psychological Medicine.
2015Hildebrandt, B.A., Racine, S.A., Keel, P.K., Burt, S.A., Neale, M., Boker, S., Sisk, C.L., & Klump, K.L. (in press). The effects of ovarian hormones and emotional eating on changes in weight preoccupation across the menstrual cycle. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
2015Klump, K.L., Hildebrandt, B.A., O’Connor, S.M., Keel, P.K., Neale, M., Sisk, C.L., Boker, S., & Burt, S.A. (in press). Changes in genetic risk for emotional eating across the menstrual cycle: A longitudinal study. Psychological Medicine.
2015Munn-Chernoff, M.A., Keel, P.K., Klump, K.L., Grant, J.D., Bucholz, K.K., Madden, P.A.F., Heath, A.C., & Duncan, A.E. (in press). Prevalence and familial influences on purging disorder in a community sample of female twins. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
2015Racine, S.A., Burt, S.A., Keel, P.K., Sisk, C.L., Neale, M.C., Boker, S., & Klump, K.L. (in press). Examining associations between negative urgency and key components of objective binge episodes. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
2014Klump, K.L., Racine, S.E., Hildebrandt, B., Burt, S.A., Neale, M., Sisk, C.L., Boker, S., & Keel, P.K. (2014). Ovarian hormone influences on dysregulated eating: A comparison of associations between women with versus without binge episodes. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(5), 545-559.
2014Baker, J.H., Sisk, C.L., Thornton, L., Brandt, H., Crawford, S., Fichter, M.M., Halmi, K.A., Johnson, C., Jones, I., Kaplan, A.S., Mitchell, J.E., Strober, M., Treasure, J., Woodside, D.B., Berrettini, W.H., Kaye, W.H., Bulik, C.M., & Klump, K.L. (2014). Primary amenorrhea in anorexia nervosa: Impact on characteristic masculine and female traits. European Eating Disorders Review, 22, 32-38.
2014Haedt-Matt, A.A., Keel, P.K., Racine, S.E., Burt, S.A., Hu, J.Y., Boker, S., Neale, M., Sisk, C., & Klump, K.L. (2014). Do emotional eating urges regulate affect? Concurrent and prospective associations and implications for risk models of binge eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(8), 874-877.
2014Hildebrandt, B.A., Klump, K.L., Racine, S.E., & Sisk, C.L. (2014). Differential strain vulnerability to binge eating behaviors in rats. Physiology and Behavior, 127, 81-86.