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Kiki Kline

Brief Bio

Kiki aims to help populations reduce experiences of psychological distress. Her transdisciplinary research in psychology, psychiatry, public health, medicine, and social work has shaped her collaborative efforts in connecting fields and domains to target concerns related to our relationships to our bodies, food, weight, and related distress. She worked as a community organizer and lobbied for legislation to increase access to mental health resources and decrease stigma. Specifically, her activities targeted individuals that struggle with an eating disorder diagnosis and disordered eating behaviors, self-harm and suicide, discrimination against body size, and social justice. Kiki values self-care activities, so you may find her rock climbing, singing and dancing to live music, or practicing meditation or yoga.


  • B.A., University of Delaware, 2014
  • M.S.W., University of Denver, 2021

Research Interests

  • Dynamic and systemic methods towards improving relationships to food, our bodies, and weight.
  • Expanding eating disorder diagnostic criteria.
  • Mental health social justice.
  • Mental health systemic organization towards access to care and appropriate mental health interventions.
  • Outcomes research on individual and programmatic therapeutic interventions.
  • Primary and secondary preventions for psychological distress related to self-harming behaviors (i.e., eating disorders, self-injury, suicide).