Jacob Burmeister, Ph.D.

Jacob Burmeister, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Behavioral Sciences
Year started at UF: 2017
Contact Information
Office Location: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Room B
Telephone: 419-434-6043
B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 2010
M.A., Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 2012
Ph.D., Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 2015
  • ​​Academic Credentials:

    Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Bowling Green State University
    Master of Arts in Psychology, Bowling Green State University
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    Dr. Burmeister earned his PhD at Bowling Green State University and completed his clinical training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. His research and clinical work are in the field of clinical health psychology with a focus on treating individuals with chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and chronic pain. An equal focus of his research program is on the social stigma that surrounds illness and disease. 

    Dr. Burmeister regularly teaches a variety of courses, most recently:
    ​Health Psychology
    Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
    Abnormal Psychology​
  • Burmeister, J.M., & Carels, R. (2020). Disparagement humor and anti-obesity attitudes. The European Journal of Humour Research, 8(1), 68-81.

    Kiefner-Burmeister, A. & Burmeister, J.M. (2020). Deceptively unhealthy foods targeting parents and children. Journal of Health Psychology.

    Hoffmann, D. A., Marx, J. M., Burmeister, J. M., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2018). Friday night is pizza night: A comparison of children's dietary intake and maternal perceptions and feeding goals on weekdays and weekends. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(4), 720.

    Burmeister, J. M., Taylor, M. B., Rossi, J., Kiefner-Burmeister, A., Borushok, J., & Carels, R. A. (2017). Reducing Obesity Stigma via a Brief Documentary Film: A Randomized Trial. Stigma and Health. 2(1), 43- 52.

    Cross, N., Kiefner-Burmeister, A., Rossi, J., Borushok, J., Hinman, N., Burmeister, J.M., & Carels, R. A. (2017). Facial attractiveness, weight status, and personality trait attribution: The role of attractiveness in weight stigma.  Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. 11(4), 377-388.

    Carels, R. A., Borushok, J., Taylor, M., Rossi, J., Hoffmann, D., Burmeister, J., ... & Marx, J. (2017). A randomized trial comparing two approaches to weight loss. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(7), 943-950.

    Burmeister, J.M., Zbur, S., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2016). Active versus inactive portrayals of children with obesity. Stigma and Health. 1(2), 101-108.

    *Keeren, D. C., & Burmeister, J.M.  (2016). Side-effect effect take 2. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 21(1). *Undergraduate student author

    Carels, R. A., Rossi, J., Borushok, J., Taylor, M. B., Kiefner-Burmeister, A., Cross, N., ... & Burmeister, J. M. (2015). Changes in weight bias and perceived employability following weight loss and gain. Obesity Surgery, 25(3), 568-570.

    Carels, R. A., Rossi, J., Taylor, M., Borushok, J., Kiefner-Burmeister, A., Cross, N.,Hinman, N. & Burmeister, J. M. (2015). Influencing weight bias: The impact of biased questionnaire anchors on stereotype beliefs and judgments. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 9(5), 448-457.

    Hinman, N. G., Burmeister, J. M., Kiefner, A. E., Borushok, J., & Carels, R. A. (2015). Stereotypical portrayals of obesity and the expression of implicit weight bias. Body Image, 12, 32-35.

    Burmeister, J.M. & Carels, R.A. (2014).  Weight-related humor: Appreciation, distaste, and anti-fat attitudes. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. 2, 3-19.

    Carels, R. A., Burmeister, J. M., Koball, A. M., Oehlhof, M. W., Hinman, N., LeRoy, M., & Gumble, A. (2014). A randomized trial comparing two approaches to weight loss: Differences in weight loss maintenance. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(2), 296-311.

    Burmeister, J.M. & Carels, R.A. (2014).  Television Use and Binge Eating in Adults Who are Overweight.  Eating Behaviors. 15, 1, 83-86.

    Carels, R. A., Hinman, N. G., Hoffmann, D. A., Burmeister, J. M., Borushok, J. E., Marx, J. M., & Ashrafioun, L. (2014). Implicit bias about weight and weight loss treatment outcomes. Eating Behaviors, 15(4), 648-653.

    Carels, R.A., Burmeister, J.M., Wagner Oehlhof, M., Hinman, N., LeRoy, M., Bannon, E., Koball, A., & Ashrafioun, L. (2013). Internalized weight bias: Ratings of the self, normal weight, and obese individuals and psychological maladjustment.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 36, 86-94

    Burmeister, J.M., Hinman, N., Koball, A., Hoffmann, D.A., & Carels, R.A. (2013). Food addiction in adults seeking weight loss treatment: Implications for psychosocial health and weight loss. Appetite. 60, 103 – 110.

    Carels, R.A., Hoffmann, D.A., Hinman, N., Burmeister, J.M., Koball, A., Ashrafioun, L, Oehlhof, M.W., Bannon, E., LeRoy, M., Darby, L. (2013) Step-down approach to behavioral weight loss treatment: A pilot of a randomized clinical trial. Psychology and Health. 28(10), 1121-1134.

    Burmeister, J.M., Kiefner, A.E., Carels, R.A., & Musher‐Eizenman, D. R. (2013). Weight bias in graduate school admissions. Obesity, 21, 918-920.

    Carels, R.A., Domoff, S., Burmeister, J.M., Koball, A., Hinman, N., Davis, A.K., Oehlhof, M., Leroy, M., Bannon, E., & Hoffman, D. (2013). Examining perceived stereotype threat among overweight/obese adults using a multi-threat framework. Obesity Facts, 6, 258-268.

    Carels, R.A., Hinman, N., Burmeister, J.M., Hoffmann, D.A., Ashrafioun, L., & Koball, A. (2013) Stereotypical images and implicit weight bias in overweight/obese people, Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 18(4), 441-445.​