Rheanna N. Ata, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, FloridaM.A., Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FloridaB.A., Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
Research Keywords
Body image, Weight bias, Bariatric surgery
Clinical Research Keywords
Health Psychology
Boepple L, Ata RN, Rum R, Thompson JK. Strong is the new skinny: A content analysis of fitspiration websites. Body Image [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun; 17: 132-5. PMID: 27045871, PII: S1740-1445(16)30098-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.03.001, ISSN: 1873-6807.

Lee M, Ata RN, Brannick MT. Malleability of weight-biased attitudes and beliefs: a meta-analysis of weight bias reduction interventions. Body Image [print-electronic]. 2014 Jun; 11(3): 251-9. PMID: 24958660, PII: S1740-1445(14)00031-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.03.003, ISSN: 1873-6807.

Ata RN, Thompson JK, Small BJ. Effects of exposure to thin-ideal media images on body dissatisfaction: testing the inclusion of a disclaimer versus warning label. Body Image [print-electronic]. 2013 Sep; 10(4): 472-80. PMID: 23688859, PII: S1740-1445(13)00054-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.04.004, ISSN: 1873-6807.

Ata RN, Thompson JK. Weight bias in the media: a review of recent research. Obes Facts [print-electronic]. 2010 Feb; 3(1): 41-6. PMID: 20215794, PII: 000276547, DOI: 10.1159/000276547, ISSN: 1662-4025.