1. Publications:


  2. Body Project:

  3. Stice et al., 2006This large-scale efficacy study compared the Body Project to several alternate interventions aimed at preventing eating disorders over 1-year follow-up.

  4. Stice et al., 2007This study tested the model underlying the Body Project, showing that reductions in thin-ideal accounted for significant effects of the program.

  5. Stice et al., 2008This study examined long-term effects of the Body Project and the Healthy Weight intervention from the first large-scale efficacy trial, showing each reduced eating pathology onset over 3-year follow-up by approximately 60%.

  6. Stice et al., 2009This study showed that the Body Project was effective when high school staff recruited participants and conducted the groups.

  7. McMillan et al, 2011This study compared high- and low-dissonance versions of the Body Project; results provide evidence that dissonance induction contributes to intervention effects.

  8. Stice et al., 2013 (a)This effectiveness study examined effects for the Body Project versus brochure control over 1-year follow-up when college clinicians delivered the intervention.

  9. Stice et al., 2013 (b)This set of 2 pilot studies provided novel evidence that Body Project delivery by undergraduate peers is feasible and produced positive effects in factors and symptoms compared to minimal-intervention control conditions.

  10. Stice et al., 2014This study compared Body Project outcomes for African American, Asian American, European American, and Latina female college students, finding no significant differences.

  11. Stice et al., 2015 (a)This study compared Body Project vs. control participants on neural imaging (fMRI), finding novel preliminary evidence that this intervention reduces valuation of media images (thin models) thought to contribute to risk.

  12. Shaw et al., 2016This article examined qualitative participant feedback to the Body Project in clinician-delivered groups, peer-delivered groups, and an Internet version of the program.

  13. Akers et al., 2017This cost-effectiveness analysis estimated costs to deliver the Body Project for college-age women and achieve clinical significant changes.

  14. Becker et al., 2017The article is a qualitative review of the existing Body Project literature from efficacy to effectiveness to implementation.

  15. Rohde et al., 2017This study examined the impact of age on baseline eating disorder symptoms/risk factors and as a moderator of three variants of the Body Project in college women.

  16. Stice et al., 2017This study reported effects of 3 variants of the Body Project (clinician-led, peer educator-led, Internet-based) for college women over 6-month follow-up.

  17. Stice et al., 2019 (a)This meta-analysis summarized effects from 56 trials evaluating dissonance-based eating disorder prevention programs and identified predictors of stronger effects.

  18. Shaw et al., 2020This study examined whether sexual orientation (heterosexual vs. sexual minority) was associated with baseline risk factors or moderated Body Project effects, finding no moderation effects.

  19. Stice et al., 2020This study reported effects of 3 variants of the Body Project (clinician-led, peer educator-led, Internet-based) for college women over 4-year follow-up, finding lower eating disorder onset for those in peer-led groups (8/1%) compared to both control participants (17.6%) and clinician-led Body Project participants (19.3%).


  20. Obesity Prevention:

  21. Stice et al., 2012This study presented acute (6-month) effects for Healthy Weight intervention, indicating it reduces eating disorder symptoms and BMI, with strongest effects for women with body image and eating disturbances.

  22. Stice et al., 2013 (c)This study provided 2-year follow-up effects for Healthy Weight vs. brochure control. Effects on both eating disorder symptoms and BMI were greater for those with elevated eating disorder symptoms and BMI at pretest, implying that it might be useful to target these individuals in future trials.

  23. Stice et al., 2018This study compared the Healthy Weight prevention program to a new intervention called Project Health, which added dissonance-based activities. Project Health participants showed significantly lower BMI increases and onset of overweight/obesity over 2-year follow-up compared to both Healthy Weight and educational video controls.


  24. Eating Disorder Treatment:

  25. Stice et al., 2015 (b)This pilot study compared the new dissonance-based group eating disorder treatment (initially called “Counter Attitudinal Therapy”; since called “Body Project Treatment”) to a usual care control condition, completing assessments at pre, post, and 2-month follow-up, finding large reductions in eating disorder symptoms for the new group treatment.

  26. Stice et al., 2019 (b)This study compared Body Project treatment to an alternative treatment matched on therapy dose and modality. Those who completed Body Project Treatment showed larger improvements in outcomes at post and 6-month follow up, including greater eating disorder remission.

  27. Stice et al., 2019 (c)This study provided the first evidence that Body Project Treatment reduced hypothesized intervention targets as assessed by survey, diagnostic intervention, and fMRI imaging.

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