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Megan Hood, PhD

  • Psychology, Clinical
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Saint Louis University
Internship: Rush University Medical Center - Clinical and Health Psychology
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Clinical and Health Psychology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Adjustment to chronic illness
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Health psychology
  • Mental health, women
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Mood disorders
  • Obesity
  • Psychotherapy
  • Self-management of chronic health conditions
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress
  • Weight management
Research Interests:
  • Weight loss interventions
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Weight and sleep
  • Stress reduction
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Daily weight monitoring as a method of weight gain prevention in healthy weight and overweight young adult women.
    Katterman SN, Butryn ML, Hood MM, Lowe MR
    J Health Psychol
    2015 Jun 11
  2. Getting personal: a review of sexual functioning, body image, and their impact on quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
    Jedel S, Hood MM, Keshavarzian A
    Inflamm. Bowel Dis.
    2015 Apr
  3. Comment on: Replication and evaluation of a proposed two-factor binge eating scale (BES) structure in a sample of bariatric surgery candidates.
    Hood MM, Corsica J, Grupski A
    Surg Obes Relat Dis
    2014 Oct 17
  4. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms:: Building Acceptance and Decreasing Shame.
    Goldsmith RE, Gerhart JI, Chesney SA, Burns JW, Kleinman B, Hood MM
    J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med
    2014 May 7
  5. Development of a novel mindfulness and cognitive behavioral intervention for stress-eating: A comparative pilot study.
    Corsica J, Hood MM, Katterman S, Kleinman B, Ivan I
    Eat Behav
    2014 Aug 21
  6. Night eating in patients with type 2 diabetes. Associations with glycemic control, eating patterns, sleep, and mood.
    Hood MM, Reutrakul S, Crowley SJ
    2014 Aug
  7. Mindfulness meditation as an intervention for binge eating, emotional eating, and weight loss: A systematic review.
    Katterman SN, Kleinman BM, Hood MM, Nackers LM, Corsica JA
    Eat Behav
    2014 Apr
  8. The Relationship Between Breakfast Skipping, Chronotype, and Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes.
    Reutrakul S, Hood MM, Crowley SJ, Morgan MK, Teodori M, Knutson KL
    Chronobiol. Int.
    2013 Oct 4
  9. Dietary self-monitoring in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
    Hood MM, Nackers LM, Kleinman B, Corsica J, Katterman SN
    Behav Med
    2013 Nov 25
  10. Chronotype Is Independently Associated With Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes.
    Reutrakul S, Hood MM, Crowley SJ, Morgan MK, Teodori M, Knutson KL, Van Cauter E.
    Diabetes Care. 2013
    2013 May 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Examining the binge eating scale in screening for binge eating disorder in bariatric surgery candidates.
    Grupski AE, Hood MM, Hall BJ, Azarbad L, Fitzpatrick SL, Corsica JA.
    Obes Surg. 2013
    2013 Jan
    23(1):1-6. doi: 10.1007/s11695-011-0537-4.
  12. Impact of a brief dietary self-monitoring intervention on weight change and CPAP adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
    Hood MM, Corsica J, Cvengros J, Wyatt J.
    J Psychosom Res. 2013
    2013 Feb
    74(2):170-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2012.12.006. Epub 2013 Jan 9.
  13. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in Bariatric Surgery Candidates.
    Hall BJ, Hood MM, Nackers LM, Azarbad L, Ivan I, Corsica J.
    Psychol Assess. 2012
    2012 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Sleepiness, parkinsonian features and sustained attention in mild Alzheimer's disease.
    Park M, Hood MM, Shah RC, Fogg LF, Wyatt JK.
    Age Ageing. 2012
    2012 Nov
    41(6):765-70. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afs084. Epub 2012 Jun 27.
  15. Revisiting the revised master questionnaire for the psychological evaluation of bariatric surgery candidates.
    Corsica JA, Hood MM, Azarbad L, Ivan I.
    Obes Surg. 2012
    2012 Mar
    22(3):381-8. doi: 10.1007/s11695-011-0417-y.
  16. Factor structure and predictive utility of the Binge Eating Scale in bariatric surgery candidates.
    Hood MM, Grupski AE, Hall BJ, Ivan I, Corsica J.
    Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012
    2012 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. A survey of psychological assessment on interdisciplinary craniofacial teams.
    Hood MM, Cradock MM, Vander Wal JS.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2011
    2011 Jul
    48(4):425-44. doi: 10.1597/09-252. Epub 2010 Jul 1.
  18. Eating disorders in adolescence: when should prevention occur?
    Hood MM, Corsica JA.
    J Am Diet Assoc. 2011
    2011 Jul
    111(7):1001-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.04.013. No abstract available.
  19. Eating disorders in an obesogenic environment.
    Corsica JA, Hood MM.
    J Am Diet Assoc. 2011
    2011 Jul
    111(7):996-1000. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.04.011. No abstract available.
  20. Do patients seeking laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery differ from those seeking gastric bypass surgery? A comparison of psychological profiles across ethnic groups.
    Hood MM, Corsica JA, Azarbad L.
    Obes Surg. 2011
    2011 Apr
    21(4):440-7. doi: 10.1007/s11695-010-0222-z.
  21. The Personality Assessment Inventory: clinical utility, psychometric properties, and normative data for bariatric surgery candidates.
    Corsica JA, Azarbad L, McGill K, Wool L, Hood M.
    Obes Surg. 2010
    2010 Jun
    20(6):722-31. doi: 10.1007/s11695-009-0004-7. Epub 2009 Nov 5.
  22. Psychosocial correlates of binge eating in Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian women presenting for bariatric surgery.
    Azarbad L, Corsica J, Hall B, Hood M.
    Eat Behav. 2010
    2010 Apr
    11(2):79-84. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.10.001. Epub 2009 Oct 18.