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 2024

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. & Taft, T. H., 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

Improving access to gut–brain therapies for IBS

Taft, T. H., Nov 2019, In : The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 4, 11, p. 816-818 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

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

Initial Assessment of Post-traumatic Stress in a US Cohort of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

Taft, T. N., Bedell, A., Craven, M. R., Guadagnoli, L., Quinton, S. & Hanauer, S. B., Aug 20 2019, In : Inflammatory bowel diseases. 25, 9, p. 1577-1585 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Crohn Disease
Social Alienation
Quality of Life