Marsha Marcus, Ph.D.


E-8013 WPIC





Research Interests

Obesity in adults and children, eating disorders and behavioral medicine interventions.


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  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh


  • Outstanding Clinical Educator Award, Society of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association (2007)
  • Mentoring Award, Clinical Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association (2005)
  • Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership Award (2003)


  • Publication 795

    Levine MD, Perkins KA, Kalarchian MA, Cheng Y, Houck PR, Slane JD, Marcus MD. Bupropion and cognitive behavior therapy for weight concerned women smokers. Arch Intern Med 2010;170:543-550.

  • Publication 798

    Wildes JE, Marcus MD, Kalarchian MA, Levine MD, Houck, P, Cheng Y. Self-reported binge eating in severe pediatric obesity: impact on weight change in a randomized controlled trial of family-based treatment. Int J Obes, 2010; 34:1143-1148.

  • Publication 893

    Marcus MD, Foster GD, El ghormli L, Baranowski T, Goldberg L, Jago R, Linder B, Steckler A, Trevino R. Shifts in BMI category and associated cardiometabolic risk: prospective results from the HEALTHY study. Pediatrics 2012;129:e983-e991.

  • Publication 891

    Wildes JE, Marcus MD, Crosby RD, Ringham RM, Marin Dapelo M, Gaskill JA, Forbush KT. The clinical utility of personality subtypes in patients with anorexia nervosa. J Consult Clin Psychol 2011; 79:665Ð674.

  • Publication 799

    Wildes JE, Ringham RR, Marcus MD. Emotion avoidance in patients with anorexia nervosa: initial test of a functional model. Int J Eat Disorders 2010;43:398Ð404.

  • Publication 797

    The HEALTHY Study Group (Foster G, Linder B, Baranowski T, Cooper, DM, Goldberg L, Harrell JS, Kaufman K, Marcus MD, Trevino RP, Hirst K). A school-based intervention for diabetes risk reduction. New Engl J Med 2010, published online 27 June, 2010; NEJMoa1001933.

  • Publication 796

    Marcus MD, Baranowski T, DeBar LL, Edelstein S, Kaufman FR, Schneider M, Siega-Riz, AM, Staten MA, Virus A, Yin Z. Severe obesity and selected risk factors in a sixth grade multi-racial cohort: the HEALTHY study. J Adolesc Health, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.04.017.

  • Publication 794

    Marcus MD, Wildes JE. Obesity: Is it a Mental Disorder? Int J Eat Disorders 2009; 12:739-5753.

  • Publication 892

    Levine MD, Cheng Y, Marcus MD, Kalarchian MA. Relapse to smoking and postpartum weight retention among women who quit smoking during pregnancy. Obesity 2012;20:457-459.

  • Publication 801

    Levine MD, Marcus MD, Kalarchian MA, Houck PR, Cheng Y. (2010). The relationship of weight concerns and mood to postpartum smoking relapse. Amer J Prev Med, in press.

  • Publication 800

    Kalarchian MA, Levine MD, Klem ML, Burke LE, Soulakova JN, Marcus MD. Impact of addressing reasons for weight loss on behavioral weight control outcome. Amer J Prev Med 2011;40:18-24

  • Publication 625

    Levine MD, Kalarchian MA, Courcoulas AP, Wisinski MSC, Marcus MD. (2007). History of smoking and postcessation weight gain among weight loss surgery candidates. Addict Behav, 32, 2365-2371.

  • Publication 623

    Levine MD, Marcus MD, Leon-Verdin M. (2008). Similarities in affect, perceived stress and weight concerns between black and white women who quit smoking during pregnancy. Nicotine Tob. Res, 10, 1543-1548.