Maria Kalantzis

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Background:

Maria (she/her/hers) Kalantzis is a second-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Bowling Green State University. Maria grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and in 2020 completed her Bachelor of Science (honors) in Psychology at North Central College. Maria completed an institutionally grant funded project as a part of her honors thesis to study the cultural differences within eating behaviors in Scottish and American college students. Maria’s current master’s thesis examines how perceived discrimination impacts disordered and emotional eating in women of color, and how personal and social resources impact such relationships.

Maria’s primary research goals fall within understanding the characterization and sociocultural risk factors of eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors within racial and ethnic minority populations. Generally, her research interests involve how marginalized identities impact health outcomes, particularly, how stressors that are systemically embedded into society (i.e. perceived discrimination, acculturative stress) impact eating behaviors, HRV, and body image-related constructs. Maria is also interested in utilizing mixed research methodologies in order to both understand how one’s marginalized identity impacts health and understand how health behaviors transcend cross culturally. Additionally, Maria is interested in meta-analyses and other systematic review techniques.

Maria strives to use her graduate research as a tool to advocate for people of color and other marginalized communities that face disparities within the treatment and prevention for eating disorders. Currently, Maria is working on a research grant to validate measurements for disordered eating and body image perception in Arab American, Middle Eastern, and North African populations. In her free time, Maria likes to sing in the Toledo community choir, play Legend of Zelda, and cook!

Publications

[*=denotes co-first authorship, **=denotes chapter book submission]

*Jordan, A. K., *Barnhart, W. R., Studer-Perez, E. I., Kalantzis, M. A., Hamilton, L., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Current Editorial Status: Major Revision, 03/10/2021). ‘Quarantine 15’: Pre-registered findings on stress and concern about weight gain before/during COVID-19 in relation to caregivers’ eating pathology. Appetite. [I.F. = 3.608]

Under Review

Barnhart, W. R., Dial, L. A., Jordan, A. K., Studer-Perez, E. I., Kalantzis, M. A., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Current Editorial Status: Under Review, 03/31/2021). What facets of picky eating relate to eating concerns in undergraduate students?: The moderating effects of negative psychological correlates. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. [I.F. = 3.634] https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-272335/v1

Kalantzis,M.A., Studer-Perez, E.L., Dial, L., & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (Under Review). A Qualitative Exploration of Rural College Student’s Experiences with Ethnic Foods. Submit to Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies.

Kalantzis, M.A, Lim, S., Dauber, A., Studer-Perez, E., Silverman, Z. (Under Review). Acculturative stress and Disordered Eating: a meta-analysis. Submit to Eating Behaviors.

** O’Brien, W.B., Chavanovanich, K., Jakurasemthawee… Kalantzis, M.A. (Eds., Under Review). Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Reduce Injuries and Errors among Nurses and Nursing Aides. Submitted to The Handbook of Research on Mental Health and Wellness in Healthcare Workers."

In Preparation

Kalantzis, M. & Braden, A. (In Preparation).  A Stress-Process Framework of Perceived Discrimination   Predicting Eating Disorder Symptomatology in an Ethnically Diverse Sample. Submit to International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Lim, S.*, Kalantzis, M.,* Xia, R., Mueller, E., Le, M., O’Brien, W. (In Preparation). Effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapies for work burnout in healthcare workers: a meta-analysis. Submit to Mindfulness.

Kalantzis, M.A., Lim, S., Yannon, M., Zoleta, C.,...Drowsky, D. (In Preparation). Examining the ecological validity of the Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions Scale utilizing ecological momentary assessment tools in a sample of racial minority graduate students. Submit to Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Kalantzis, M. A., Barnhart, W. R., & Braden, A. L. (In Preparation). The relationship between perceived discrimination and disordered eating in Middle Eastern and North African populations: A meta-analysis. Submit to International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Kalantzis, M. A., Barnhart, W. R., Jordan, A. K., Varga, A. V., Kamath, S., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (In Preparation). Examining relationships between negative emotional eating types and disordered eating: The moderating effects of emotion regulation difficulties. Submit to Eating Behaviors.

Kalantzis, M., Riesago, T., Braden, A., Willing, J. (In Preparation). The examination of the relationship between prenatal testosterone, binge and emotional eating, and emotional regulation skills in college and community samples. Submit to Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

Barnhart, W. R., Jordan, A. K., Kalantzis, M. A., Varga, A. V., Kamath, S., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (In Preparation). Extending and replicating the tripartite influence model of disordered eating in undergraduate and community samples of men. Submit to Body Image: An International Journal of Research.

Barnhart, W. R., Kalantzis, M. A., & Braden, A. L. (In Preparation). Self-reported emotional eating in clinical and non-clinical disordered eating: A meta-analysis and psychometric review. Submit to International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Kalantzis, M., Lim, S., Mueller, E., Le, M., Xia, R. (In Preparation). Does mindfulness mediate the relationship between resident aggression and workplace burnout and musculoskeletal symptoms? A secondary analysis of nursing aids. Submit to Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Lim, S., Kalantzis, M., Mueller, E., Le, M., Xia, R. (In Preparation). Utilizing the conservation of resources model to examine organizational justice and workplace safety as moderators between resident aggression and workplace burnout: a secondary analysis of a sample of nursing aids. Submit to Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Braden, A., Barnhart, W. R., Kalantzis, M. A., Redondo, R., Dauber, A., Anderson, L., & Ferrel, E. (In Preparation). Examining emotional eating types and correlates in a treatment-seeking sample of adults with overweight/obesity.

Barnhart, W. R., Kalantzis, M. A., & Braden, A. L. (In Preparation). Do mindfulness facets differentially relate to emotional and disordered eating? Findings with a treatment-seeking sample of adults with overweight/obesity. Submit to Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention.

Barnhart, W. R., Jordan, A. K., Angoff, H. D., Kalantzis, M.A., & Dworsky, D. O. (In Preparation). Adopting an intersectional approach to body dissatisfaction and eating pathology among sexual minority women and men: A latent class analysis. Submit to International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Kalantzis, M. A., Braden, A. L., Dauber, A. K., Redondo, R. A., Meschino, K. J., & Barnhart, W. R. (In Preparation). COVID-19, worry about weight gain, and emotional eating in undergraduate students. Submit to Journal of American College Health.

Redondo, R., Kalantzis, M.A., Watford, T.. (In Preparation). An examination of HRV and food cravings in a community sample of adults with overweight and obesity.

Presentations

Kalantzis, M., Studer-Perez, E., Dial, L. (Submitted September 2021). A Qualitative Exploration of Rural College Student’s Experience with Ethnic Foods. Submitted to the Society of Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, USA. 

Kalantzis, M., Barnhart, W.., Braden, A. (Submitted September 2021). An Exploratory Study Examining the Relationship between Facets of Self-Compassion and Eating Behaviors in a Treatment-Seeking Sample of Adults with Overweight/Obesity. Submitted to the  43nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Society of Behavioral Medicine, USA.

Kalantzis, M.A, Lim, S., Dauber, A., Studer-Perez, E., Silverman, Z. (2021, April). Acculturative stress and Disordered Eating: a meta-analysis. Poster submitted for the 2021 World Virtual Conference, Applied Behavioral Contextual Science Conference, Online.

Kalantzis, M. (Submitted in October 2021). Examining relationships between negative emotional eating types and disordered eating: The moderating effects of emotion regulation difficulties. Submitted to Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kalantzis, M.A, Barnhart, W. R., & Braden, A. L. (2021, April). Emotional regulation difficulties moderate the relationship between negative emotional eating facets and disordered eating among adults with overweight/obesity: A secondary analysis of cross-sectional data. Oral paper presentation at the 12th Annual Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, O.H., USA.

Barnhart, W. R., Jordan, A. K., Studer-Perez, E. I., Kalantzis, M.A., Hamilton, L., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2021, April). Negative psychological correlates and eating pathology in caregivers before/during COVID-19. Poster presentation at the 93rd Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Virtual, USA.

Braden, A., Anderson, L., Ferrell, E., Redondo, R., Barnhart, W. R., Kalantzis, M.A..& Dauber, A. (2021, April). Eating when depressed, anxious, bored, or happy: An examination of treatment-seeking adults with overweight/obesity. Research spotlight (e.g., poster) presentation at the 42nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference, Society of Behavioral Medicine, USA.

Kalantzis, M.A. & Cahue, S. (April, 2020). Does Personality Affect Recall When Semantic Changes Occur? Poster submitted for presentation at the 92nd Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19.

Kalantzis, M.A. (April, 2020). Cross-Cultural Examination of Disordered Eating Patterns in American and Scottish College Students: Student’s and Mental Health Professional’s Perspectives. Poster submitted for presentation at the 2020 American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19.

Kalantzis, M.A., Cahue, S., Walsh, L., Alvarado, V. & Simms, F. (August, 2019). Does Personality Affect Recall When Semantic Changes Occur?. Poster presented at the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium Conference, Naperville, IL.

Cahue, S. & Kalantzis, M.A. (August, 2019). Caffeine and Personality: Effects on Numerical Estimation. Poster presented at the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium Conference, Naperville, IL.

Kalantzis, M.A. (May, 2019). Examination of Disordered Eating Patterns in Scottish College Students: Student’s and Mental Health Professional’s Perspectives. Poster presented at the 31st Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Kalantzis, M. (April, 2019). Examination of Disordered Eating Patterns in Scottish College Students: Student’s and Mental Health Professional’s Perspectives. Poster presented at the 2019 National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

Azarbad, L., Mackar, A., Kalantzis, M. & Kielhack, M. (May, 2018). What is The Best Way To Induce A Food Craving? Comparing the Effectiveness of Craving Induction Techniques. Poster presented at the 2018 Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Naperville, IL.