Rebecca M. Puhl

Rebecca Puhl

Rebecca Puhl, PhD, is Director of Research and Weight Stigma Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut where she is also a Research Scientist. Dr. Puhl is responsible for identifying and coordinating research and policy efforts aimed at reducing weight bias. Her recent publications address the prevalence and origins of weight stigma, interventions to reduce weight bias, and the impact of weight stigma on emotional and physical health. She has presented on these topics to academic, professional, and community groups across the country, and her research has received national and international media attention.