Kate Gapinski Headshot

Kathrine Gapinski

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall G55


Professor Kate Gapinski received a PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University, where her research focused on eating disorders and social perceptions of weight. She also worked in a lab dedicated to gender research for several years. After completing postdoctoral work in behavioral medicine at Stanford University, she became a founding partner in an evidence-based clinical psychology practice in San Francisco, where she currently treats individuals and couples. In addition, she has facilitated support groups for medical residents at UCSF, and has been involved in training Stanford University medical residents in the treatment of social anxiety.


  • Psychology of gender
  • Psychology of sexuality
  • Clinical psychology
  • Abnormal psychology

Research Areas

  • Eating disorders, weight stigma, body image
  • Psychology of women, gender
  • Anxiety disorders


  • Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, Yale University