Sarah Leone, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, Suffolk University
MA, Suffolk University

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Sarah Leone, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Health Behavior Coordinator for VA Boston, working with Primary Care and Behavioral Medicine. She earned her doctorate from Suffolk University, and completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship training at VA Boston. Dr. Bankoff’s clinical and research interests include weight management, diabetes management, and general health behavior change. Her work is focused on the use of patient-centered interventions, including motivational interviewing, in medical settings to help patients make health behavior changes. She provides services in the bariatric surgery clinic and the “MOVE!” weight management program, and also assists with development and implementation of shared medical appointments. She additionally has particular interest in disordered eating and other health disparities among sexual minority veterans.

VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Bankoff SM, Richards LK, Bartlett B, Wolf EJ, Mitchell KS. Examining weight and eating behavior by sexual orientation in a sample of male veterans. Compr Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 68:134-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27234194; PMCID: PMC4884604; DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2016.03.007;
  2. Bankoff SM, Marks AK, Swenson LP, Pantalone DW. Examining Associations of Sexual Attraction and Attitudes on Women's Disordered Eating Behavior. J Clin Psychol. 2016 Apr; 72(4):350-64. PMID: 26613200; DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22244;
  3. Valentine SE, Bankoff SM, Poulin RM, Reidler EB, Pantalone DW. The use of dialectical behavior therapy skills training as stand-alone treatment: a systematic review of the treatment outcome literature. J Clin Psychol. 2015 Jan; 71(1):1-20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25042066; DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22114;
  4. Bankoff SM, Pantalone DW. Patterns of disordered eating behavior in women by sexual orientation: a review of the literature. Eat Disord. 2014; 22(3):261-74. PMID: 24617312; DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2014.890458;
  5. Bankoff SM, McCullough MB, Pantalone DW. Patient-provider relationship predicts mental and physical health indicators for HIV-positive men who have sex with men. J Health Psychol. 2013 Jun; 18(6):762-72. PMID: 23449678; DOI: 10.1177/1359105313475896;
  6. Valentine SE, Bankoff SM, Pantalone DW. Finding meaning after same-sex partner abuse: a content analysis of experiences of men with HIV. Violence Vict. 2013; 28(1):161-77.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23520838
  7. Bankoff SM, Valentine SE, Jackson MA, Schacht RL, Pantalone DW. Compensatory weight control behaviors of women in emerging adulthood: associations between childhood abuse experiences and adult relationship avoidance. J Am Coll Health. 2013; 61(8):468-75.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24152024; DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2013.833515;
  8. Bankoff SM, Karpel MG, Forbes HE, Pantalone DW. A systematic review of dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of eating disorders. Eat Disord. 2012; 20(3):196-215. PMID: 22519897; DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2012.668478;
  9. Pantalone DW, Hessler DM, Bankoff SM, Shah BJ. Psychosocial correlates of HIV-monoinfection and HIV/HCV-coinfection among men who have sex with men. J Behav Med. 2012 Oct; 35(5):520-8. PMID: 21947975; DOI: 10.1007/s10865-011-9381-1;

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