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Articles by Ashley Brauer, PhD

Clinical Sport Psychological Resident

Ashley Brauer is currently a therapist and post-doctoral psychology resident with The Victory Program, where she largely specializes in helping athletes navigate recovery from eating disorders. Dr. Brauer completed her master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology at Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Leipzig (Germany). She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Saint Louis University with an emphasis in sport psychology. Additionally, Dr. Brauer completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in the health psychology track at the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium. Broadly, Dr. Brauer’s clinical and research interests focus on the intersection of clinical health and performance psychology, including injury/illness, eating disorders, and sleep. Dr. Brauer is widely published and has presented at multiple national-level conferences.

Eating Disorders and Sleep: Implications for Athlete Health and Performance

Eating disorders (ED) have a devastating impact on the health of athletes. EDs are often accompanied by medical complications including, but not limited to, disruption of cardiorespiratory, endocrine, neuropsychiatric, and gastrointestinal functioning. Collectively, the medical complications associated with low energy availability encompass a syndrome known as “Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)”. In addition to … Read More