Ninoska ‘Nini’ Peterson, PhD is currently a Staff Psychologist with the Cleveland Clinic‚Äôs Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She earned a master‚Äôs degree in exercise sport sciences and her doctorate in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida. She completed her fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. Her clinical and research interests include pre- and post-surgical factors associated with long-term weight management, lifestyle treatment of obesity, binge eating treatment, adherence to health behavior change, self-monitoring, and body-image disturbance. She is a current member of the ASMBS-Integrated Health Executive Committee and the current Co-Chair of the IH Support Group Committee.