Marsha Marcus, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emerita, Psychiatry


Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interest Summary

Obesity in Adults & Children; Eating Disorder Interventions

Research Interests

Representative Publications

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.

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.

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.

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; 79:665̐674.

Wildes JE, Ringham RR, Marcus MD. Emotion avoidance in patients with anorexia nervosa: initial test of a functional model. Int J Eat Disorders 2010;43:398̐404.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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