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Courtney Elizabeth McCuen-Wurst

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Psychologist, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Education, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
3535 Market Street, Suite 3108
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2157467184
Education:
B.A. (Psychology)
The Pennsylvania State University, 2005.
M.S.W. (Clinical Social Work)
University of Pennsylvania, 2008.
Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Psychology, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2016-2018.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Experienced Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Social Services, and Behavioral Health. Strong community and social services professional with a M.S.W. in clinical social work (2008), M.S. in Clinical Psychology (2012) and PsyD focused in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2015). Focus on weight, eating concerns and the bariatric population.

Selected Publications

Sarwer, D. B., Wadden, T. A., Ashare, R. L., Spitzer, J. C., McCuen-Wurst, C., LaGrotte, C., Williams, N. N., Edwards, M., Tewksbury, C., Wu, J., Tajeu, G., & Allison, K. C.: Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity in patients seeking bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 17(3): 516-524, March 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.11.005.

McCuen-Wurst C, Spitzer JC, Wu J, LaGrotte CA, Tewksbury C, Wadden TA, Williams NN, Allison KC, Sarwer DB.: The relationship of social support to weight loss, eating behavior, and mental health in bariatric surgery patients at 6 and 12 months postoperatively. Poster presented virtually at Obesity Week, Atlanta, GA, November 2020. 2020.

Sarwer DB, Allison KC, Wadden TA, Ashare R, Spitzer JC, McCuen-Wurst C, LaGrotte C, Williams NN, Edwards M, Tewksbury C, Wu J. : Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity as predictors of outcomes of bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 15(4): 650-655, 2019.

Allison KC, Spitzer JC, Wu J, McCuen-Wurst C, , LaGrote CA, Ashare RC, Wadden TA, Williams NN, Sarwer DB.: Characterizing timing and duration of 24-hour caloric intake among candidates for bariatric surgery. Poster presented at Obesity Week, Las Vegas, NV, November 5, 2019. 2019.

McCuen-Wurst C, Spitzer JC, Wu J, LaGrote CA, Tewksbury C, Wadden TA, Williams NN, Allison KC, Sarwer DB. : The relationship of social support to eating and mental health in candidates for bariatric surgery. Poster presented at Obesity Week, Las Vegas, NV, November 5, 2019. 2019.

Bruzas MB, Tronieri JS, Chao AM, Jones E, McAllister C, Gruber KA, McCuent-Wurst C, Berkowitz R, Wadden TA, Allison KC. : Does size matter? Binge size vs loss of control as predictors of eating behavior and psychopathology. Poster presented at Obesity Week, Las Vegas, NV, November 5, 2019. 2019.

McCuen-Wurst, C. & Allison, K.C.: Obesity, eating disorders, and addiction. Handbook of Obesity Treatment, 2nd Edition. Wadden, T.A. & Bray, G.A. (eds.). The Guilford Press. Page: 169-184, 2018.

Spitzer JC, Sarwer D, Allison KC, Ashare RL, Wadden TA, McCuen-Wurst C, LaGrotte C, Perez A, Tewksbury C, Williams NN, Edwards MA, Wu J. : The relationship between psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity in patients seeking bariatric surgery. Paper presented at Obesity Week, Nashville, TN, November 12, 2018 2018.

McCuen-Wurst CM, Ruggieri M, Allison KC. : Disordered eating and obesity: associations between binge-eating disorder, night-eating syndrome, and weight-related co-morbidities. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1411: 96-105, 2018.

Shaw Tronieri J, McCuen Wurst C, Pearl RL, Allison KC.: Sex differences in obesity and mental health. Current Psychiatry Reports 19(6): 29, 2017.

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