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Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, PhD


Associate Professor of Research

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Other Positions:

Director of Training, Center for m2Health


  • PhD
  • PsyD
  • Master's
  • Bachelors


Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, PhD, joined PAU in 2017 and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Research, Director of Training at the PAU Center of m2Health, and an Advisor for the PAU eClinic.

Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in treating individuals with complex mental disorders. She has earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Education from the Hebrew University and her PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from Bar Ilan University. Prior to joining PAU, she served as a visiting faculty member and a consultant at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit’s clinical and research interests include developing and testing empirically-based and digitally-enabled psychological interventions and clinical training. She has received research grants from the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation, National Eating Disorder Association, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, Super-Pharm Inc., and the Israeli Defense Forces. She has also served as a researcher and clinical supervisor in two large NIMH studies and published peer-reviewed in top-tier journals. She is also an expert in eating disorders treatment and prevention. She developed a program for parents with an eating disorder history, entitled “Parent-Based Prevention” and is the co-author of the book, “Parents with Eating Disorders: An Intervention Guide”, published by Routlegde Press.

Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit has been an invited speaker on the topic of incorporating technology in clinical practice by many national and international organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Academy for Eating Disorders, European iCARE Consortium, Taiwan Association of Clinical Psychology, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Sheppard Pratt, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Mental Health America. She has also been repeatedly invited to interviews with the media, addressing issues of providing mental healthcare at scale, digital interventions, and healthy parenting practices.

Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit also serves as the Chief Clinical Officer of Eleos Health, a digital mental health company. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s clinical and research strategy, including guiding clinical and health economics studies.

Areas of Interest:

Incorporating technology into clinical practice; Digital therapeutics; Eating disorders; Clinical training; Family relationships

Selected Publications:

Kellogg, K. C., & Sadeh-Sharvit, S. (2022). Pragmatic AI-augmentation in mental healthcare: Key technologies, potential benefits, and real-world challenges and solutions for frontline clinicians. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Idan, O., Fowler, L. A., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Smith, A., Goel, N. J., Flatt, R. E., Balantekin, K., Monterubio, G. E., Firebaugh, M-L., Karam, A. M., Graham, A. K., Funk, B., Taylor, C. B., & Wilfley, D. E. (in press). Digital guided self-help for eating disorders: Thematic analysis of participant text messages to coaches. Eating Disorders.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Rego, S. A., Jefroykin, S., Peretz, G., & Kupershmidt, T. (2022). A comparison between clinical guidelines and real-world treatment data in examining the use of session summaries: Retrospective study. JMIR Formative Research, 6(8):e39846.

Kim, J. P., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Welch, H. A., Neri, E., Tregarthen, J., & Lock, J. D. (2021). Eating disorders early app use mediates treatment effect on clinical improvement. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 55( 3), 382– 387.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Giron, J., Fridman, S., Hanrieder, M., Goldstein, S., Brokman, S., & Friedman, D. (2021). Virtual reality in sexual harassment prevention: Proof-of-concept study. Proceedings of the 21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S. (2021). Family-based Treatment for Fear of Adverse Consequences Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. In J. Lock (ed.) Family-Based Treatment for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. New York, NY: Guliford.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., & Hollon, S. D. (2020). Leveraging the power of non-disruptive technologies to optimize mental health treatment: Case example. Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health, 7(11), e2064.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Taylor, C. B., & Yom-Tov, E. (2020). Predicting eating disorders from internet activity. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53, 1526–1533.

Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Taylor, C. B., Graham, A. K., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Balantekin, K. N., . . . Wilfley, D. E. (2020). Effectiveness of a Digital Cognitive Behavior Therapy–Guided Self-Help Intervention for Eating Disorders in College Women: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open, 3(8), e2015633.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Runfola, C. D., Welch, H., Gibbs, E. L., Dickens, C. E., Lock, J., & Safer, D. L. (2020). Parent-based prevention following parental weight loss surgery: A pilot case-series trial. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 16(9), 1321-1327.

Cooper, M., Reilly, E. E., Siegel, J. A., Coniglio, K., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Pisetsky, E. M. & Anderson, L. M. (2020). Eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine: An overview of risks and recommendations for treatment and early intervention. Eating Disorders.

Taylor, C. B., Ruzek, J. I., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Topooco, N., Weissman, R., Eisenberg, D., Mohr, D., Graham, A. K., Jacobi, C., & Oldenbug, B. (2020). Using Digital Technology to Reduce the Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders in Populations: Time for a New Approach. Journal of Medical Internet Research. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(7):e17493.

Dickens, C. E., Safer, D. L., Runfola, C. D., Gibbs, E. L., Welch, H., Sadeh-Sharvit, S.* (2020). The Offspring of Parents Undergoing a Weight Loss Surgery: A Systematic Review. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 16(6), 806-815.

Goel, N.J., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Trockel, M.T., Flatt, R.E., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Balantekin, K.N., Monterubio, G.E, Firebaugh, M.L., Wilfley, D.E. & Taylor, C.B. (2020). Depression and anxiety mediate the relationship between clinical insomnia and eating disorders in college women. Journal of American College Health.

Taylor, C. B., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Topooco, N., Rojas-Ashe, E. & Wilfley, D. E. (2020). Utilization of Technologies to Support Patients with Eating Disorders. In G. M. Reger (ed.) Technology and Mental Health: A Clinician's Guide to Improving Outcomes.

Funk, B. Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Trockel, M. T., Monterubio, G. E., Goel, N. J., Balantekin, K. N., Eichen, D. M., Flatt, R. E., Firebaugh, M. L., Jacobi, C., Graham, A. K., Hoogendoorn, M., Wilfley, D. E., & Taylor, C. B. (2020). A Framework for Applying Natural Language Processing in Digital Health Interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(2), e13855. doi: 10.2196/13855

Sadeh-Sharvit, S. (2019). Use of Technology in the Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Youth. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 28(4), 653-661.

Gibbs, E. L., Runfola, C. D., Dickens, C. E., Welch, H., Safer, D. L., Sadeh-Sharvit, S.* (2019). Parenting after Weight Loss Surgery: A Conceptual Model and Two Case Reports. Family Process.

Tregarthen, J., Kim, J. P., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Neri, E., Welch, H., & Lock, J. D. (2019). Comparing a taylored self-help mobile app to a standard self-monitoring app for the treatment of eating disorders symptoms: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Mental Health, 6(11), e14972.

Lock, J., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., & L’Insalata, A. (2019). Feasibility of conducting a randomized clinical trial for family-based treatment for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52(6), 746-751.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Sacks, M. R., Runfola, C., Bulik, C. M., & Lock, J. D. (2019). Empirically-supported interventions to empower adults with eating disorders and their partners around the transition to parenthood. Family Process.

Taylor, C. B., Graham, A. K., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Balantekin, K. N., Flatt, R. E., Goel, N. J., Monterubio, G. E., Topooco, N., Karam, A. M., Firebaugh, M-L., Ruzek, J. I., Funk, B., Oldenburg, B., Wilfley, D. E., & Jacobi, C. (2019). Optimizing eating disorder treatment outcomes for individuals identified via screening: An idea worth researching. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52 (11), 1224-1228.

Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Balantekin, K. N., Eichen, D. M., Kass, A. E., Monterubio, G. E., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Goel, N. J., Flatt, R. E., Saffran, K., Karam, A. M., Firebaugh, M., Trockel, M., Taylor, C. B., & Wilfley, D. E. (2019). Screening and offering tailored online interventions for reducing eating disorders on the college campus: Reach, level of pathology, and differences across risk status groups at 28 U.S. colleges. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52(4),

Sadeh-Sharvit, S. & Lock, J. D. (2018). Parents with Eating Disorders: An Intervention Guide. New York, NY: Routledge.

Lock, J.D., Robinson, A., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Rosania, K., Osipov, L., Kirz, N., Derenne, J., & Utzinger, L. (2018). Applying family-based treatment (FBT) to three clinical presentations of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: Similarities and differences from FBT for anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52(4), 439-446.

Watson, H. J., O’Brien, A., & Sadeh-Sharvit, S. (2018). Children of Parents with Eating Disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports, 20(11), 101.

Goel, N.J., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Flatt, R.E., Balantekin, K.N., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Trockel, M.T., Monterubio, G.E, Firebaugh, M.L., Jacobi, C., Wilfley, D.E. & Taylor, C.B. (2018). Correlates of suicidal ideation in college women with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(6), 579-584.

Kim, J. P., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Darcy, A., Neri, E., Vierhile, M., Robinson, A., Tregarthen, J., & Lock, J. D. (2018). The utility and acceptability of a self-help smartphone application for eating disorder behaviors. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 3(3), 161-164.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Kim, J. P., Darcy, A., Neri, E., Vierhile, M., Robinson, A., Tregarthen, J., & Lock, J. D. (2018). Subgrouping the users of a specialized app for eating disorders. Eating Disorders, 26(4), 361-372.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Arnow, K. D., Osipov, L., Lock, J. D., Jo, B., Pajarito, S., Brandt, H., Dodge, E., Halmi, K. A., Johnson, C., Kaye, W., Wilfley, D., Woodside, B., & Agras, W. S. (2018). Are parental self-efficacy and family flexibility mediators of treatment for anorexia nervosa? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(3), 275-280.

Darcy, A. & Sadeh-Sharvit, S., (2017). Mobile device applications for assessment and treatment of the eating disorders. In Agras, S. W. & Robinson, A. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders (2nd edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lock, J. D., Darcy, A. M., Fitzpatrick, K. K., Vierhile, M., & Sadeh-Sharvit, S., (2017). Is parental guided self-help family based treatment feasible for adolescents with anorexia nervosa? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(9), 1104-1108.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Levy-Shiff, R., Arnow. K. D., & Lock, J. D. (2016). The interactions of mothers with eating disorders with their toddlers: Identifying broader risk factors. Attachment & Human Development, 18(4), 418-428.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Zubery, E., Mankovski, E., Steiner, E., & Lock, J. D. (2016). Parent-based prevention program for the children of mothers with eating disorders: Feasibility and preliminary outcomes. Eating Disorders, 24(4), 312-325.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Levy-Shiff, R., Feldman, T., Ram, A., Gur, E., Zubery, E., . . . Lock, J. D. (2015). Child feeding perceptions among mothers with eating disorders. Appetite, 95, 67-73.

Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Levy-Shiff, R., & Lock, J. D. (2015). Maternal Eating Disorder History and Toddlers’ Neurodevelopmental Outcomes: A Brief Report. Eating Disorders, 24(2), 198-205.