Sasha Gorrell, PhD
Dr. Sasha Gorrell (She/Her/Hers) received a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and an M.A. from New York University. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany in 2018, after which she joined the UCSF team as a T32 postdoctoral scholar within the NIMH-funded Clifford Attkisson Clinical Services Research Training Program.
As an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Gorrell’s clinical focus is in the treatment of adolescents with restrictive eating disorders, and specifically in supporting their recovery in family-based treatment. Her current research is focused on investigation of specific neurobiological risk and maintenance factors for problematic exercise behavior, as well as exploration of mechanisms related to reinforcement learning and anxiety that may be targeted within evidence-based treatment for eating disorders.