CARE staff

Center for the Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors (CARE)

The Center for the Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors, or CARE Lab, is directed by Dr. Kelsie Forbush. The CARE Lab is a part of the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas. 


Fall 2024 Clinical Psychology Graduate Applicants

Dr. Forbush intends to recruit one to two graduate students for Fall 2024. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the lab website for further information on our lab and our research.

We kindly ask that you do not email Dr. Forbush regarding your application.

Our website will serve as a helpful resource for questions you may have and is updated frequently to reflect what our lab is working on.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

There are ample opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in our research lab! Currently, research internships are for credit through PSYCH 480. Interns can expect to devote three semester hours per week (9 hours of lab work plus 1-hour lab meeting, a total of 10 hours per week).

Please visit the following link for more information on responsibilities and to apply to be an undergraduate research assistant in our lab.

Center for Overcoming Problem Eating (COPE Lab)

The Center for Overcoming Problem Eating, or COPE Lab, is composed of a skilled team of clinical psychologists, graduate and post-doctoral researchers, and research assistants who are dedicated to providing treatment that is efficient, engaging, convenient, and efficacious.

Lab Support

The CARE Lab has been supported through generous donations, industry-sponsored awards, and research grants, including the M. Erik Wright Endowment, Clifford B. Kinley Trust, National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), Healthy Weight Research Network, National Institute of Health (NIH), and University of Kansas (KU) New Faculty General Research Fund and Strategic Initiatives Grant.