Sasha Gorrell, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 18th Street, #3132
San Francisco CA 94107
Phone415-502-2716
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    Neural Correlates of Reinforcement Learning Specific to Hyperactivityin Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa
    NIH K23MH126201Apr 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2026
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    1. Preventing eating pathology among elite adolescent ballet dancers: a pilot trial of the Athlete Body Project. Eat Disord. 2024 Apr 04; 1-20. Gorrell S, Sanzari CM, Ziegenhardt PS, Spell J, Johnson MG, Whitlow B, Saigal M. PMID: 38572849.
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    2. Short-term outcomes of the study of refeeding to optimize inpatient gains for patients with atypical anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2024 Apr; 57(4):859-868. Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Buckelew SM, Downey AE, Le Grange D, Gorrell S, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Moscicki AB, Golden NH. PMID: 38179719.
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    3. Characterising use of recovery record among a large, transdiagnostic sample of adults with eating disorders across higher levels of care. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2024 May; 32(3):404-416. Reilly EE, Gorrell S, Johnson C, Duffy A, Blalock DV, Mehler P, Johnson M, Le Grange D, Rienecke RD. PMID: 37997259; PMCID: PMC10994750.
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    4. Modification of an inpatient medical management protocol for pediatric Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: improving the standard of care. J Eat Disord. 2023 Sep 22; 11(1):165. Gorrell S, Vendlinski SS, Thompson AS, Downey AE, Kramer R, Hail L, Clifton S, Forsberg S, Reilly EE, Saunders E, Buckelew SM, Le Grange D. PMID: 37737186; PMCID: PMC10514937.
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    5. Neural Response to Expecting a Caloric Sweet Taste Stimulus Predicts Body Mass Index Longitudinally Among Young Adult Women With Anorexia Nervosa. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2024 Mar; 9(3):298-304. Gorrell S, Shott ME, Pryor T, Frank GKW. PMID: 37506848; PMCID: PMC10811282.
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    6. An exploration of the association between premorbid weight status on patient and caregiver factors at pre and post-treatment among youth with anorexia nervosa/atypical anorexia nervosa. Eat Behav. 2023 08; 50:101786. Kramer R, Radin R, Forsberg S, Garber AK, Reilly EE, Hail L, Huryk KM, Keyser J, Bruett LD, Le Grange D, Gorrell S, Accurso EC. PMID: 37542754; PMCID: PMC10481430.
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    7. Parental self-efficacy: Longitudinal impact on clinical outcomes across levels of care in adolescent anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2023 09; 56(9):1764-1771. Gorrell S, Downey AE, Saunders E, Accurso EC, Buckelew S, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Garber AK. PMID: 37272755; PMCID: PMC10524863.
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    8. How best to support parents of children with an eating disorder: A commentary on Wilksch (2023). Int J Eat Disord. 2023 07; 56(7):1286-1288. Gorrell S, Le Grange D. PMID: 37184424; PMCID: PMC10759187.
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    9. Weight status and weight-control exercise in adolescents: A longitudinal population-based study. Eat Behav. 2023 04; 49:101725. Gorrell S, Hughes EK, Patton GC, Sawyer SM, Le Grange D, Kerr JA. PMID: 37075647; PMCID: PMC10760941.
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    10. Predictors of Treatment Outcome in Eating Disorders: A Roadmap to Inform Future Research Efforts. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2023 05; 25(5):213-222. Gorrell S, Hail L, Reilly EE. PMID: 36995577; PMCID: PMC10360436.
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    11. Open Science in eating disorders: Using current evidence to inspire a plan for increasing the transparency of our research. Int J Eat Disord. 2023 05; 56(5):925-932. Gorrell S, Cohen S, Schaumberg K, Anderson LM, Reilly EE. PMID: 36609851; PMCID: PMC10159898.
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    12. Care utilization in eating disorders: for whom are multiple episodes of care more likely? Eat Weight Disord. 2022 Dec; 27(8):3543-3551. Gorrell S, Le Grange D, Blalock DV, Hutchinson V, Johnson M, Duffy A, Mehler PS, Johnson C, Manwaring J, McClanahan S, Rienecke RD. PMID: 36260274; PMCID: PMC9851811.
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    13. Treating Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa. . 2022 Sep 9; 1-24. Gorrell GS, Brosof BL, Hail HL, Le Grange LD. .
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    14. Characterizing changes in obsessive-compulsive symptoms over the course of treatment for adolescent bulimia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2022 10; 55(10):1342-1351. Reilly EE, Gorrell S, Brosof L, Lock J, Le Grange D. PMID: 35861249; PMCID: PMC9869712.
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    15. Development of evidence-informed bridge programming to support an increased need for eating disorder services during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Eat Disord. 2022 May 20; 10(1):71. Bruett LD, Forsberg S, Accurso EC, Gorrell S, Hail L, Keyser J, Le Grange D, Huryk KM. PMID: 35596216; PMCID: PMC9120343.
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    16. Associations between aerobic exercise and dopamine-related reward-processing: Informing a model of human exercise engagement. Biol Psychol. 2022 05; 171:108350. Gorrell S, Shott ME, Frank GKW. PMID: 35561818; PMCID: PMC9869713.
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    17. Use of Telehealth in the Management of Adolescent Eating Disorders: Patient Perspectives and Future Directions Suggested from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2022; 13:45-53. Gorrell S, Reilly EE, Brosof L, Le Grange D. PMID: 35401019; PMCID: PMC8992734.
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    18. Understanding non-routine discharge: Factors that are associated with premature termination from higher levels of care in adults with anorexia nervosa. Eat Disord. 2022 Nov-Dec; 30(6):686-699. Gorrell S, Rienecke RD, Duffy A, Huston E, Mehler PS, Johnson C, Manwaring J, McClanahan S, Blalock DV, Le Grange D. PMID: 35175902; PMCID: PMC9869711.
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    19. A scoping review of non-specific predictors, moderators, and mediators of family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia and bulimia nervosa: a summary of the current research findings. Eat Weight Disord. 2022 Aug; 27(6):1971-1990. Gorrell S, Byrne CE, Trojanowski PJ, Fischer S, Le Grange D. PMID: 35092554; PMCID: PMC9872820.
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    20. Family-based treatment for eating disorders. . 2022 Jan 1. Gorrell GS, Reilly RE, Le Grange LD. .
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    21. The Role of Dopamine in Contributing to Vulnerable and Resilient Phenotypes in a Mouse Model of Anorexia Nervosa. Biol Psychiatry. 2021 12 15; 90(12):e69-e71. Gorrell S. PMID: 34794638; PMCID: PMC8810290.
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    22. Family-based treatment for pediatric eating disorders: Evidence and guidance for delivering integrated interdisciplinary care. Child Health Care. 2023; 52(1):7-22. Forsberg S, Gorrell S, Accurso EC, Trainor C, Garber A, Buckelew S, Le Grange D. PMID: 36619528; PMCID: PMC9817879.
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    23. Gender-based clinical differences in evidence-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: analysis of aggregated randomized controlled trials. Eat Weight Disord. 2022 Apr; 27(3):1123-1130. Gorrell S, Hughes EK, Sawyer SM, Roberts SR, Nagata JM, Yeo M, Lock J, Le Grange D. PMID: 34170489; PMCID: PMC8796313.
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    24. Psychosocial etiology of maladaptive exercise and its role in eating disorders: A systematic review. Int J Eat Disord. 2021 08; 54(8):1358-1376. Gorrell S, Flatt RE, Bulik CM, Le Grange D. PMID: 33942917; PMCID: PMC8811798.
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    25. Eating Disorders in Boys and Men: Considerations in Sport and Exercise. . 2021 Apr 13; 283-305. Pila PE, Gorrell GS. .
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    26. Gender identity, race/ethnicity and eating pathology in a treatment-seeking community sample. J Behav Cogn Ther. 2021 Mar; 31(1):77-89. Gorrell S, Le Grange D, Blalock DV, Mehler PS, Johnson C, Manwaring J, Duffy A, Huston E, McClanahan S, Rienecke RD. PMID: 36703863; PMCID: PMC9876537.
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    27. Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders. . 2021 Feb 18; 177-190. Gorrell GS, Grange GD. .
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    28. Using Remote Methods to Deliver Evidence-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders. . 2020 Oct 8; 313-334. Trainor TC, Gorrell GS, Anderson AK, Le Grange LD. .
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    29. Consequences of Repeated Critical versus Neutral Body Checking in Women with High Shape or Weight Concern. Behavior Therapy. 2020 Oct 1. Walker WD, Gorrell GS, Hildebrandt HT, Anderson AD. .
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    30. 6.9 EATING DISORDERS IN MALES. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2020 Oct 1; 59(10):s135. Gorrell GS. .
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    31. Association Between Legal Performance-Enhancing Substances and Use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Young Adults. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 10 01; 174(10):992-993. Nagata JM, Ganson KT, Gorrell S, Mitchison D, Murray SB. PMID: 32421175; PMCID: PMC7235901.
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    32. Psychotropic medication use in treatment-seeking youth with eating disorders. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2020 11; 28(6):739-749. Gorrell S, Lebow J, Kinasz K, Mitchell JE, Goldschmidt AB, Le Grange D, Accurso EC. PMID: 32926514; PMCID: PMC7903243.
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    33. Expressed Emotion and Anorexia Nervosa. . 2020 Jul 21; 76-100. Gorrell GS, Le Grange LD. .
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    34. Dopaminergic activity and exercise behavior in anorexia nervosa. OBM Neurobiol. 2020; 4(1). Gorrell S, Collins AGE, Le Grange D, Yang TT. PMID: 33569542; PMCID: PMC7872149.
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    35. Remission in adolescents with bulimia nervosa: Empirical evaluation of current conceptual models. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2020 07; 28(4):445-453. Gorrell S, Matheson BE, Lock J, Le Grange D. PMID: 32130757; PMCID: PMC7311246.
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    36. Associations between ergogenic supplement use and eating behaviors among university students. Eat Disord. 2021 Nov-Dec; 29(6):599-615. Nagata JM, Peebles R, Hill KB, Gorrell S, Carlson JL. PMID: 32129729; PMCID: PMC7483647.
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    37. Family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: What happens to rates of comorbid diagnoses? Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2020 05; 28(3):351-357. Trainor C, Gorrell S, Hughes EK, Sawyer SM, Burton C, Le Grange D. PMID: 31995262; PMCID: PMC7192783.
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    38. Delivery of Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa in a Public Health Care Setting: Research Versus Non-Research Specialty Care. Front Psychiatry. 2019; 10:1001. Le Grange D, Gorrell S, Hughes EK, Accurso EC, Yeo M, Pradel M, Sawyer SM. PMID: 32038332; PMCID: PMC6987240.
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    39. Compulsive exercise or exercise dependence? Clarifying conceptualizations of exercise in the context of eating disorder pathology. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 2020 Jan 1; 46:101586. Scharmer SC, Gorrell GS, Schaumberg SK, Anderson AD. .
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    40. Compulsive exercise and weight suppression: Associations with eating pathology in distance runners. Eat Behav. 2020 01; 36:101358. Gorrell S, Scharmer C, Kinasz K, Anderson D. PMID: 31887559; PMCID: PMC7927975.
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    41. Eating behavior and reasons for exercise among competitive collegiate male athletes. Eat Weight Disord. 2021 Feb; 26(1):75-83. Gorrell S, Nagata JM, Hill KB, Carlson JL, Shain AF, Wilson J, Alix Timko C, Hardy KK, Lock J, Peebles R. PMID: 31782028; PMCID: PMC7253316.
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    42. 1.8 ANOREXIA NERVOSA VERSUS AVOIDANT/RESTRICTIVE FOOD INTAKE DISORDER (ARFID) IN TREATMENT-SEEKING ADOLESCENTS: HOW DO THESE POPULATIONS DIFFER?. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 1; 58(10):s149. Kinasz KK, Gorrell GS, Trainor TC, Le Grange LD. .
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    43. Eating Disorders in Males. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2019 10; 28(4):641-651. Gorrell S, Murray SB. PMID: 31443881; PMCID: PMC6785984.
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    44. Update on Treatments for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2019 10; 28(4):537-547. Gorrell S, Le Grange D. PMID: 31443872; PMCID: PMC6709693.
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    45. The impact of urbanization on risk for eating disorders. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2019 05; 32(3):242-247. Gorrell S, Trainor C, Le Grange D. PMID: 30724753; PMCID: PMC6438744.
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    46. Interpersonal Abuse and Long-term Outcomes Following Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg. 2019 05; 29(5):1528-1533. Gorrell S, Mahoney CT, Lent M, Campbell LK, Wood GC, Still C. PMID: 30623322; PMCID: PMC6509005.
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    47. Family-based Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Narrative Review. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 06; 42(2):193-204. Gorrell S, Loeb KL, Le Grange D. PMID: 31046922; PMCID: PMC6764593.
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    48. Rituals and preoccupations associated with bulimia nervosa in adolescents: Does motivation to change matter? Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2019 05; 27(3):323-328. Gorrell S, Kinasz K, Hail L, Bruett L, Forsberg S, Lock J, Le Grange D. PMID: 30734406; PMCID: PMC6447441.
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    49. A test of the DSM-5 severity specifier for bulimia nervosa in adolescents: Can we anticipate clinical treatment outcomes? Int J Eat Disord. 2019 05; 52(5):586-590. Gorrell S, Hail L, Kinasz K, Bruett L, Forsberg S, Delucchi K, Lock J, Le Grange D. PMID: 30701572; PMCID: PMC6499649.
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    50. Athlete Identity and Eating Pathology in Distance Runners: When Compulsive Exercise Matters. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. 2018 Dec 1; 12(4):647-657. Gorrell GS, Anderson AD. .
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    51. Binge Eating Disorder. . 2017 Jan 1; 353-374. E. Reilly EE, Anderson AL, Ehrlich EL, Gorrell GS, A. Anderson AD, Shapiro SJ. .
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    52. Choosing an Assessment Instrument/Method. . 2017 Jan 1; 117-121. Anderson AD, Reilly RE, Anderson AL, Gorrell GS, Knauf KL. .
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    53. Assessment of Weight/Shape Implicit Bias Related to Attractiveness, Fear, and Disgust. The Psychological Record. 2016 Sep 1; 66(3):405-417. Ritzert RT, Anderson AL, Reilly RE, Gorrell GS, Forsyth FJ, Anderson AD. .
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    54. Gender-based differential item function for the difficulties in emotion regulation scale. Personality and Individual Differences. 2016 Apr 1; 92:87-91. Anderson AL, Reilly RE, Gorrell GS, Schaumberg SK, Anderson AD. .
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    55. Choosing an Assessment Instrument/Method. . 2015 Jan 1; 1-5. Anderson AD, Reilly RE, Anderson AL, Gorrell GS, Knauf KL. .
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