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Janelle Coughlin
Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Academic Degree
PhD, West Virginia University, 2002

Departmental Affiliation
Dept of Psych-Behavioral Neuroscience

Departmental Address
Meyer 1-101
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: (443)-287-8315
Fax: (410)-955-6155

Dr. Coughlin's research interests include eating disorders, binge eating behavior, and behavioral weight loss treatment.  She is currently involved in an ongoing research project examining psychosocial predictors of treatment outcomes in inpatients with eating disorders and a clinical trial assessing binge eating in overweight and obese patients enrolled in a behavioral weight loss program.  Additionally, she is involved in a neuroimaging study of bulimia nervosa and a study examining satiety signaling in anorexia nervosa.


Eating disorders, obesity, binge eating, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, behavioral weight loss treatment

Selected Publications

Redgrave, G., Coughlin, J.W., Heinberg, L., & Guarda, A. (in press). First degree relative history of alcoholism in eating disorder inpatients: relationship to eating and substance use psychopathology. Eating Behaviors.

Guarda, A.S., Marinilli Pinto A., Coughlin, J.W., Hussain S., Haug N.A., & Heinberg L.J. Perceived Coercion and Change in Perceived Need for Admission in Hospitalized Eating Disorder Patients. Am J Psychiatry (in press).

Coughlin, J.W., & Kalodner, C. (2006). Media literacy as a prevention intervention for college women at low- or high-risk for eating disorders. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 3, 35-43.

Coughlin, J.W. & Guarda, A.S. (2006). Behavioral disorders affecting food intake: Eating disorders and other psychiatric conditions. In M.E. Shills, M. Shike, A.C. Ross, B. Caballero, & R.J. Cousins (Eds.) Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Guarda, A.S., Coughlin, J.W., Cummings, M., Marinilli, A., Haug, N., Boucher, M., & Heinberg, L.J (2004). Chewing and spitting and its relationship to binge eating. Eating Behaviors, 5, 231-239.

Kalodner, C.K. & Coughlin, J.W. (2004). Using groups to prevent and treat eating disorders and disturanbances. In J.L. DeLucia-Waack, D.A. Gerrity, C.K. Kalodenr, & M.T. Riva (Eds.) The handbook of group counseling and psychotherapy. Sage Publishing.

Coughlin, J.W., Heinberg, L.J., Marinilli, A., & Guarda, A.S. (2003). Body image dissatisfaction in children: Prevalence and parental influence. Healthy Weight Journal, 17(4), 56-60.

VanLone, J.S., Kalodner, C.K. & Coughlin, J.W. (2002). Using short stories to address eating disturbances in groups. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 27 (1), 59-77.


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