Psychology Department
D. Catherine Walker

D. Catherine Walker

Job Title
Assistant Professor
Bailey Hall 301C

Teaching interests

Professor Walker teaches courses on Body Image and Eating Disorders, Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Testing, and Introductory Psychology.


(*denotes student co-authors)


Walker, D. C., Gorrell, S., Hildebrandt, T. D., & Anderson, D. A. (2020). Immediate and delayed consequences of high body checking in women with high shape and weight concern. Behavior Therapy,

Walker, D. C., Heiss, S., Donahue, J. M., & Brooks, J.* (2020). Practitioners' perspectives on ethical issues within the treatment of eating disorders: Concept mapping results from a Q-sort study. International Journal of Eating Disorders. Epub ahead of print.

Walker, D. C., Donahue, J. M., Heiss, S., Brooks, J.*, Ehrlich, E.*, Anderson, L. M., Gorrell, S., Morison, J. N., & Anderson, D. A. (2020). Predictors of outcome in an evidence-based intensive outpatient program for the treatment of eating disorders: Support for rapid response. Eating and Weight Disorders, Epub ahead of print.

Heiss, S., Walker, D. C., Hormes, J. M. & Morison, J. (2020). Vegetarian and vegan diets in eating disorder patients: A retrospective clinical chart review. Eating and Weight Disorders.

De Young, K. D., Kambanis, P. E., Bottera, A. R., Thomas, J., Franko, D., Herzog, D., Walker, D. C., … & Eddy, K. (2020). Identifying duration criteria for remission and relapse through intensive modeling of longitudinal data. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Gorrell, S., Walker, D. C., Boswell, J., & Anderson, D. A. (2018). Gender differences in compensatory behavior in response to alcohol use. Eating and Weight Disorders.

Walker, D. C., White, E., & Srinivasan, V.* (2018). A meta-analysis of the relationships between body checking, body image avoidance, body image dissatisfaction, and disordered eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Walker, D. C., Murray, A. D., Lavender, J., & Anderson, D. A. (2012). The direct effects of manipulating body checking in men. Body Image, 9, 462-468.

Alfano, L., Hildebrandt, T., Bannon, K., Walker, D. C., & Walton, K. (2011). The impact of gender on the assessment of body checking behavior. Body Image, 8, 20-25.

Hildebrandt, T., Walker, D. C., Alfano, L., Delinsky, S., & Bannon, K. (2010). Development and validation of a male specific body checking questionnaire. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 77-87.

Walker, D. C., Anderson, D. A., & Hildebrandt, T. (2009). Body checking behaviors in men. Body Image, 6, 164-170.

Hildebrandt, T. & Walker, D. C. (2006). Evidence that ideal and attractive bodies represent different constructs: A replication and extension of Cororvé-Fingeret, Gleaves, and Pearson (2004), Body Image, 3, 173-182.


Brooks, J.* & Walker, D. C. (manuscript under review; Eating and Weight Disorders). What can my body do for me? Seeking to improve body-functionality valuation with a guided functionality mirror exposure.

Gullo, N.* & Walker, D. C., (manuscript under review; revise & resubmit status; Computers in Human Behavior Reports). Increased videoconferencing after COVID-19 stay-at-home orders increased depression and anxiety but did not impact appearance satisfaction or binge eating.

Martinez, K., Guan, C.*, & Walker, D. C. (manuscript under review; Eating and Weight Disorders) I’m angry that I’m not perfect! Aggression mediates the relationship between perfectionism and eating pathology in men and women.

Additional media

Areas of interest

Clinical psychology with interests in weight, body image, and eating disorders.

Academic credentials

B.A., Rutgers College; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany