Dr. Carels is a clinical psychologist who is committed to developing more effective behavioral weight loss treatments through the application of theory-driven innovation. He is also committed to better understanding and combating weight stigma in its many forms. The focus of Dr. Carels’ programmatic line of weight loss research is in developing alternatives to standard clinical treatments for obesity. His research examines theoretically based alternative treatment approaches, such stepped-care models, as well as examining alternative modes of treatment delivery, such as self-help. Additionally, he has published articles on weight bias in the following areas: 1) weight bias in treatment seeking adults, 2) implicit attitudes and weight bias, 3) stereotype threat, 4) attitudes and weight bias, and 5) weight based discrimination.