Dr. Blomquist studied psychology and French at Wellesley College where she graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honors Society. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University where she was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowship followed by funding as a predoctoral trainee on an National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Developmental Psychopathology Training Grant. For her dissertation, she examined the effect of romantic relationships on women’s body dissatisfaction under the supervision of David Schlundt, Ph.D. and was awarded an APA Dissertation Research Award.
To complement her research interests and solidify her clinical experience treating disordered eating behaviors as well as mood and anxiety disorders, Dr. Blomquist completed her clinical psychology internship at the UC San Diego/VA eating, mood, and anxiety disorder clinics. In order to fully integrate her research and clinical interests, she accepted a postdoctoral fellowship, followed by an associate research scientist position, to conduct clinical research at Yale School of Medicine on several randomized controlled clinical trials for obese individuals with binge eating disorder.