Dr. Ariana M. Chao is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Chao’s research interests include identifying biobehavioral mechanisms related to binge eating and obesity, and developing innovative ways to improve the treatment of binge eating disorder and obesity. In Dr. Chao’s current clinical practice, she provides medical management and cognitive and behavioral obesity treatment for participants enrolled in research studies at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania.