Lesley D. Lutes, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
Dr. Lesley Lutes is an associate professor and director of clinical training for the doctoral program in clinical psychology at East Carolina University. Dr. Lutes is a licensed clinical psychologist, and health services provider, who specializes in developing innovative treatments for treatment of obesity and diabetes, particularly in underserved populations. Dr. Lutes has over 25 peer-reviewed publications and over three million dollars in grant funding examining a new approach to weight management called small changes. Dr. Lutes has received national awards for her innovative treatment approach and her research has been featured in the popular media including magazines such as Prevention, Health, Women’s World and on websites such as Livestrong. She is particularly committed and passionate about working with patients that typically do not have access to evidence-based treatments but whom could benefit the most.