Tiffany Noel Taft

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Research Interests

Dr. Taft's academic focus is to evaluate psychological aspects of digestive illness experience and symptom reporting. She also investigates evidence-based behavioral interventions that may mitigate issues that exacerbate disease and psychological distress with the over-arching goals to improve patient well-being and outcomes.

Dr. Taft is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the psychological impacts of chronic digestive diseases. She has published extensively in this field across multiple digestive illnesses including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis), eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs including EoE), and achalasia.

Training Experience

2011Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

PsyD, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

… → 2009

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Grants 2018 2023

Research Output 2009 2019

Food-related quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome

Guadagnoli, L., Mutlu, E. A., Doerfler, B., Ibrahim, A., Brenner, D. M. & Taft, T. N., Aug 15 2019, In : Quality of Life Research. 28, 8, p. 2195-2205 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Quality
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Quality of Life
1 Citation (Scopus)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Experiences with Psychotherapy in the Community

Craven, M. R., Quinton, S. & Taft, T. N., Jun 15 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 26, 2, p. 183-193 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Mental Health
Crohn Disease
Social Alienation
Quality of Life

The dysphagia stress test for rapid assessment of swallowing difficulties in esophageal conditions

Taft, T. N., Kern, E., Starkey, K., Craft, J., Craven, M., Doerfler, B., Keefer, L., Kahrilas, P. J. & Pandolfino, J. E., Mar 1 2019, In : Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 31, 3, e13512.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deglutition Disorders
Exercise Test
Esophageal Achalasia
4 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing Adherence and Barriers to Long-Term Elimination Diet Therapy in Adults with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Wang, R., Hirano, I., Doerfler, B., Zalewski, A., Gonsalves, N. P. & Taft, T. N., Jul 1 2018, In : Digestive diseases and sciences. 63, 7, p. 1756-1762 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Diet Therapy