Dr. Gorin is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut where she also serves as Director of the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP).  InCHIP supports the development of health-related science across UConn campuses and strives to foster strong interdisciplinary research with the goal of improving public health.  Dr. Gorin’s own research focuses on developing innovative treatment strategies to improve weight loss and maintenance with an emphasis on interpersonal and environmental processes that impact weight management. Her work has established that weight loss programs have ripple effects on untreated household members and that the home environment is a critical context in which to intervene on eating and exercise behaviors. Dr. Gorin has developed and evaluated dyadic-based weight management interventions that have allowed for theory-based examinations of interpersonal mediators of behavior change.  Her current research is examining how best to intervene with couples to promote weight management, whether a peer-based program can improve weight loss maintenance, and how individual-level executive functioning skills and the support environment interact to influence weight regulating behaviors.