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Marci Gluck

 Contact Info

Tel: 602-200-5317

 Select Experience

  • Research Clinical PsychologistNIH/NIDDK, Phoenix Epidemiology & Clinical Research Branch, Obesity & Diabetes Clinical Research Section2006-present
  • Staff ScientistColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, Obesity Research Center2002-2006
  • NIH Postdoctoral Research FellowshipColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, Obesity Research Center1999-2002
  • Predoctoral InternshipYale University School of Medicine1998-1999
  • M.A. and Ph.D. Clinical-Health PsychologyAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology1999
  • B.A. PsychologyUniversity of Pennsylvania1992

 Related Links

  • Neuroscience/Neurophysiology/Neurodevelopment
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

My research focuses on the psychological and biological factors related to obesity and eating behaviors.  The processes that control food intake and the regulation of food choices are topics that are poorly understood. It is well-known that psychological factors (e.g. emotional states) and cognitive brain functions (e.g. an area called the prefrontal cortex, which is mainly involved in self-control, reward processing and decision making) can influence appetitive behavior and weight change.  In my lab, we are trying to understand how these behavioral and cognitive processes affect eating behavior and metabolic factors using behavioral questionnaires and neuropsychological performance tasks. Additionally, I have a long-standing interest in the study of binge eating disorder, the night eating syndrome, and the relationship between stress and eating.