Mary Beth McCullough, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology

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  • PhD, Suffolk University
  • MA, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • BA, The George Washington University

Internship: Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium – Pediatric Psychology Track
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center- NIH T32 Child Behavior and Nutrition Fellowship
Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Specialty Areas

Pediatric psychology; Treatment of pediatric obesity; Social and cultural contextual factors associated with weight-related health behaviors


McCullough, M. B., Pieloch, K. A., & Marks, A. K. (2019). Body image, assimilation, and weight of immigrant adolescents in the United States: A person-centered analysis. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20, 1-6.

McCullough, M. B., Ranzenhofer, L.M., Evans, W., & Jelalian, E. (2017). Pediatric obesity. In M. C. Roberts and R. G. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (fifth edition). New York: Guilford.

McCullough, M. B., & Marks, A. K. (2014). The immigrant paradox and adolescent obesity: The mediating role of sedentary behaviors. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 35(2), 138 – 143. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000027

McCullough, M. B., Guilkey, H., & Stark, L. J. (2017). Cookie or Fruit? Relative reinforcing value of snack foods among preschoolers with overweight/obesity compared to healthy weight. Appetite, 111, 187 – 194. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.01.006.

McCullough, M. B., Robson, S. M., & Stark, L. J. (2016). Characterizing family meals: A systematic review. Advances in Nutrition, 7(4), 627-640. doi:10.3945/an.115.010439.

McCullough, M. B., Janicke, D., Robson, S. L., Stough, C. O., & Stark, L. J. (2016). Barriers to recruitment in pediatric obesity trials: Comparing opt-in and opt-out recruitment approaches. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 1-12. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw054.

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Courses Taught

  • PSYCH-738-A Clinical Practicum & Ethic IA
  • PSYCH-L718-A Clinical Psychology Lab I
  • PSYCH-705-A Assessment I
  • PSYCH-777-A Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • PSYCH-L720-A Clinical Psychology Lab II
  • PSYCH-755-A Addictions