Chloë Backderf

Affiliate Graduate Research Assistant

Chloë Backderf (she/her) is a 2nd year clinical/counseling student in the Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s in Psychology and German. Her research interests include body image and eating behavior, and her current thesis-equivalent project is An Analysis of Body-Specific Mechanisms Explaining the Associations Among Self-Compassion, Body Checking, and Body Image Avoidance. Her role in the Mind-Body Trauma Care lab is to assist and consult on a study involving recovery factors for inpatient individuals with eating disorders. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting and making soup.

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