Wesley Barnhart

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Background:

Wesley (Wes; he/him/his) Barnhart is a third-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (APA Accredited) at Bowling Green State University. Wes received his undergraduate degrees, B.A. in psychology (2016) with honors and research distinction and B.S. in systems/behavioral neuroscience (2019) with honors, from Ohio State University. From 2016-2019, Wes was employed full-time as a Clinical Research Assistant with the Ohio Disability and Health Program, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program at the Nisonger Center whose primary goal is to improve the health of Ohioans with disabilities.

Wes's primary research embodies a biopsychosociocultural approach to eating and weight disorders. The goal of this research is to develop our understanding of mechanisms of eating pathology, specifically binge eating and emotional eating, which may advance prevention and treatment efforts. Wes is also committed to expanding the eating and weight disorders evidence base to diverse populations, specifically LGBTQ+ youth and adults. The goal of this research is to identify potential gaps in the existing evidence base which may support the development of targeted and accessible prevention and treatment efforts for all people experiencing eating and weight disorders. 

Wes's secondary research examines health behavior more broadly in LGBTQ+ youth and adults, including the influence of stigma and negative psychological well-being on health outcomes, experiences and consequences of bullying and cyberbullying, and the role of media on LGBTQ+ identity development. These latter research interests also consider the role of intersectionality on outcomes. Taken together, Wes's primary and secondary research aims to promote health and well-being of all people.

To learn more, please see Wes's C.V.

Publications (= co-first authorship; I.F. = Impact Factor):

  1. Jordan, A. K., Barnhart, W. R., Studer-Perez, E. I., Kalantzis, M. A., Hamilton, L., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2021). ‘Quarantine 15’: Pre-registered findings on stress and concern about weight gain before/during COVID-19 in relation to caregivers’ eating pathology. Appetite, 166, 105580. [I.F. = 3.868]
  2. Barnhart, W. R., & Angoff, H. D. (In Press). Examining relations between weight management behaviors and weight loss intent across sex and sexual orientation in a nationally representative sample of United States youth: Findings from pooled Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. The Social Science Journal. [I.F. = 2.376]
  3. McGraw, J. S., Angoff, H. D., Chinn, J., Barnhart, W. R., Lee, B. N., Diggins, E., Jordan, A. K., Branch, J., & Docherty, M. (In Press). Stigma and negative mental health outcomes in sexual/gender minority youth in Utah. Current Psychology. [I.F. = 4.297]
  4. Jordan, A. K., Dial, L. A., Barnhart, W. R., Studer-Perez, E. I., Kamath, S., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (In Press). Fussy, fad, and frustrating?: Stigma toward picky eaters and popular dieters by peers. Stigma and Health.
  5. Barnhart, W. R., & Buelow, M. T. (In Press). The performance of college students on the Iowa gambling task: Differences between scoring approaches. Assessment, 1-14. [I.F. = 4.667]
  6. Barnhart, W. R., Hamilton, L., Jordan, A. K., Pratt, M., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2021). The interaction of negative psychological well-being and picky eating in relation to disordered eating in undergraduate students. Eating Behaviors, 40, 101476. [I.F. = 2.156]
  7. Barnhart, W. R., Braden, A. L., & Dial, L. A. (2021). Understanding the relationship between negative emotional eating and binge eating: The moderating effects of acting with awareness and non-reactive mindfulness. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77(9), 1954-1972. [I.F. = 2.885]
  8. Barnhart, W. R., Braden, A. L., & Dial, L. A. (2021). Emotion regulation difficulties strengthen relationships between perceived parental feeding practices and emotional eating: Findings from a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 28(5), 647-663. [I.F. = 2.229]
  9. Angoff, H. D., & Barnhart, W. R. (2021). Bullying and cyberbullying among LGBQ and heterosexual youth from an intersectional perspective: Findings from the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Journal of School Violence, 20(3), 274-286. [I.F. = 1.561]
  10. Barnhart, W. R., Braden, A. L., & Price, E. (2021). Emotion regulation difficulties interact with negative, not positive, emotional eating to strengthen relationships with disordered eating: An exploratory study. Appetite, 158, 105038. [I.F. = 3.608]
  11. Havercamp, S. M., Barnhart, W. R., Robinson, A. C., & Whalen Smith, C. N. (2021). What should we teach about disability?: National consensus on disability competencies for health care education. Disability and Health Journal, 14(2), 100989. [I.F. = 2.056]
  12. Barnhart, W. R., Braden, A. L., & Jordan, A. K. (2020). Negative and positive emotional eating uniquely interact with ease of activation, intensity, and duration of emotional reactivity to predict increased binge eating. Appetite, 151, 104688. [I.F. = 3.501]
  13. Barnhart, W. R., Whalen Smith, C. N., Coleman, E., Riddle, I. K., & Havercamp, S. M. (2020). Living Independent From Tobacco reduces cigarette smoking and improves general health status among long-term tobacco users with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 13(3), 100882. [I.F. = 2.056]
  14. Barnhart, W. R., Whalen Smith, C. N., Ellsworth, D., Coleman, E., Lorenz, A., Riddle, I. K., & Havercamp, S. M. (2020). Implementing Living Independent From Tobacco with dyads of people with disabilities and their caregivers: Successes and lessons learned. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 58(3), 241-250. [I.F. = 1.582]
  15. Barnhart, W. R., Ellsworth, D. W., Robinson, A. C., Myers, J. V., Andridge, R. R., & Havercamp, S. M. (2020). Caregiving in the shadows: National analysis of health outcomes and intensity and duration of care among those who care for people with mental illness and for people with developmental disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 13(1), 100837. [I.F. = 1.471]
  16. Barnhart, W. R., Buelow, M. T., & Trost, Z. (2019). Effects of acute pain and pain-related fear on risky decision making and effort during cognitive tests. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 41(10), 1033-1047. [I.F. = 1.994]
  17. Barnhart, W. R., Havercamp, S. M., Lorenz, A., & Yang, E. A. (2019). Better together: A pilot study on Cooking Matters for adults with developmental disabilities and direct support professionals. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, 12, 1-7.
  18. Havercamp, S. M., Barnhart, W. R., Ellsworth, D., Coleman, E., Lorenz, A., Whalen Smith, C. N., & Riddle, I. K. (2019). Evidence for the fidelity and effectiveness of Living Independent From Tobacco for people with disabilities and their caregivers. Tobacco Use Insights, 12, 1-5.
  19. Barnhart, W. R., Rivera, S., & Robinson, C. W. (2018). Effects of linguistic labels on visual attention in children and young adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 358. [I.F. = 2.089]
  20. Barnhart, W. R., Rivera, S., & Robinson, C. W. (2018). Different patterns of modality dominance across development. Acta Psychologica, 182, 154-165. [I.F. = 1.862]
  21. Buelow, M. T., & Barnhart, W. R. (2018). An initial examination of performance on two versions of the Iowa gambling task. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 33(4), 502- 507. [I.F. = 1.590]
  22. Buelow, M. T., & Barnhart, W. R. (2018). Test-retest reliability of common behavioral decision making tasks. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 33(1), 125-129. [I.F. = 1.590]
  23. Barnhart, W. R., & Buelow, M. T. (2018). Risky decision making in college students as a function of self-reported eating behaviors. Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State, 7, 79-89.
  24. Barnhart, W. R., & Buelow, M. T. (2017). Assessing impulsivity: Relationships between behavioral and self-report measures in individuals with and without self-reported ADHD. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 41-45. [I.F. = 1.967]
  25. Buelow, M. T., & Barnhart, W. R. (2017). The influence of math anxiety, math performance, worry, and test anxiety on the Iowa gambling task and balloon analogue risk task. Assessment, 24(1), 127-137. [I.F. = 3.197]

Manuscripts Under Review or Revise and Resubmit

  1. Barnhart, W. R., Pratt, M., Dial, L. A., Jordan, A. K., Varga, A. V., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Current Editorial Status: New Submission, 09/15/2021). Associations between feeding practices, picky and disordered eating, and mental health concerns: Cross-sectional findings in parents and their emerging adult children. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. [I.F. = 2.229]
  2. Ren, Y., Lu, C., Yang, H., Ma, Q., Barnhart, W. R., Zhou, J., & He, J. (Current Editorial Status: Under Review, 09/01/2021). Using machine learning to explore core risk factors associated with the risk of eating disorders among Chinese young women: A decision-tree classification analysis. Journal of Eating Disorders. [I.F. = 4.049]
  3. Tang, C., Barnhart, W. R., Zhang, B., & He, J. (Current Editorial Status: Under Review, 09/02/2021). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Female Muscularity Scale among Chinese young women. Body Image. [I.F. = 6.406]
  4. Braden, A., Redondo, R., Ferrell, E., Anderson, L., Grant, J., Watford, T., & Barnhart, W. R. (Current Editorial Status: Under Review, 06/08/2021). An open trial examining dialectical behavior therapy skills and behavioral weight loss for adults with emotional eating and overweight/obesity. Behavior Therapy. [I.F. = 4.183]
  5. Barnhart, W. R., Dial, L. A., Jordan, A. K., Studer-Perez, E. I., Kalantzis, M. A., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (Current Editorial Status: Reject and Resubmit, 07/23/2021). What facets of picky eating relate to eating concerns in undergraduate students?: The moderating effects of inflexible eating and mental health concerns. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. [I.F. = 4.652]

Manuscripts In Preparation

  1. Buelow, M. T., Barnhart, W. R., Crook, T., & Suhr, J. (In Preparation). Utilizing a simulated cognitive impairment paradigm to examine validity indicators on behavioral decision making tasks. Submit to Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. [I.F. = 2.813]
  2. He, J., Cui, T., Barnhart, W. R., & Chen, G. (In Preparation). The Chinese version of Functionality Appreciation Scale among adolescents, young and older adults: Psychometric properties and measurement invariance across sex and age.
  3. 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. [I.F. = 3.222]
  4. Kalantzis, M. A., Barnhart, W. R., & Braden, A. L. (In Preparation). Examining facets of self-compassion in relation to emotional and disordered eating behaviors in a treatment-seeking sample of adults with overweight/obesity. Eating Behaviors. [I.F. = 2.699]
  5. Barnhart, W. R., Lu, C., & He, J. (In Preparation). Integrating the tripartite influence, minority stress, and upward and downward body image comparison models of eating pathology in Chinese sexual minority women and men. Submit to International Journal of Eating Disorders. [I.F. = 4.861]
  6. Barnhart, W. R., & Braden, A. L. (In Preparation). Examining food-specific and general inhibitory control and working memory deficits as moderators of relations between emotion dysregulation and eating pathology in adults with overweight/obesity.
  7. Angoff, H. D., Barnhart, W. R., McGraw, J. S., & Docherty, M. (In Preparation). Classes of identity-based bullying victimization among sexual minority youth: Results from a state-wide survey. Submit to Journal of Youth and Adolescence. [I.F. = 4.381] *submit by 12/2021*
  8. 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. [I.F. = 4.861]
  9. Barnhart, W. R., Hoagland, K. C., & Borgogna, N. C. (In Preparation). Negative psychological correlates of use and enjoyment for diverse types of pornography: Exploratory analyses by sex and sexual orientation. Submit to Sexual Health & Compulsivity.
  10. Barnhart, W. R., Jordan, A. K., Angoff, H. D., et al., & 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. [I.F. = 4.861]
  11. Barnhart, W. R., Jordan, A. K., Griffith, F. J., Angoff, H. D., & Hoag, J. E. (In Preparation). #lesbian, #instagay, and #bisexual: Content analysis of lesbian, gay, and bisexual Instagram communities. Submit to Journal of Homosexuality. [I.F. = 2.952]

Selected Professional Presentations:

  1. Barnhart, W. R., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2021, April). Negative psychological correlates moderate relationships between picky eating and eating concerns in emerging adults: An exploration of picky eating facets. Oral paper presentation at the 12th Annual Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA.
  2. Kalantzis, M., 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, OH, USA.
  3. Barnhart, W. R., Jordan, A. K., Studer-Perez, E. I., Kalantzis, M., 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.
  4. Barnhart, W. R., Braden, A. L., & Price, E. (2021, April). Emotional eating and emotion dysregulation relate to disordered eating. Oral paper presentation at the 93rd Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Virtual, USA.
  5. Dial, L. A., Pratt, M., Varga, A. V., Studer-Perez, E. I., Barnhart, W. R., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2021, April). Parental mental health and retrospective food parenting practices. Poster presentation at the 93rd Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Virtual, USA.

Updated: 09/18/2021 10:46AM