Associate Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics; Fellow, Academy for Eating Disorders
Department of Psychology and Pediatrics,


Education


Fordham University, Bronx, NY, B.A. Major: History, Minor: Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, M.A., Counseling Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology


Research Interest


Dr. Mazzeo's research interests include eating disorders and obesity, health behavior change, especially changing eating and exercise behaviors, cultural influences on eating and exercising behaviors, and developing culturally competent interventions to promote healthy eating and exercising behaviors.


Current Grants

NIH -- R34 MH-086922 (Mazzeo, PI)                                                             9/1/10-6/30/13
Title: An Integrative Intervention for Binge Eating among African American Adolescents.
Purpose is to develop and evaluate an innovative intervention (LIBER8-Linking Individuals Being Emotionally Real) for African American adolescent girls.

NIH -- R01HD066216-01A1 (Mazzeo, PI)                                                       4/01/11- 3/31/16
Title: NOURISHing Families to Promote Healthy Eating and Exercise in Overweight Children
Purpose is to evaluate the efficacy of an intensive intervention targeting ethnically diverse parents of overweight (BMI > 85th percentile) children ages 5-11.

Previous Grants

1 R03 HD056050-01A1 (Mazzeo, PI)                                                             4/1/08 - 3/31/10
NICHD
Title: Parent Skills Training to Enhance Weight Loss in Overweight Children
This study evaluated the efficacy of an intensive parenting intervention, (NOURISH), targeting ethnically diverse parents of overweight children (ages 6-11).

1K01 MH068520 (Mazzeo, PI)                                                                       8/1/04 - 7/31/10
NIMH
Title: Genetic Epidemiology of Eating Disordered Behavior
This K01 application involved a rigorous five-year training program in genetic epidemiology with an emphasis on eating disorders and obesity.





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