Courtney McCuen-Wurst, PsyD, LCSW

Dr. Courtney McCuen-Wurst

Courtney McCuen-Wurst, PsyD, LCSW is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. She received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in women’s studies from the Pennsylvania State University, her MSW in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McCuen-Wurst is both a licensed psychologist and licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania.

Dr. McCuen-Wurst’s research and clinical interests principally include the behavioral and surgical management of obesity. She serves as a clinical interventionist for a variety of research trials. She provides individual treatment of obesity and weight-related comorbidities. In addition, she conducts psychological evaluations of patients seeking bariatric surgery through the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  Dr. McCuen-Wurst is also the Director of Education for the practicum program at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.

Dr. McCuen-Wurst can be contacted at: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St., Suite 3023, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309, 215-746-7184. Her e-mail address is


Sarwer, D.B., Allison, K. C., Wadden, T. A., Ashare, R., Spitzer, J. C., McCuen-Wurst, C. et al. (in press). Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity as predictors of outcomes of bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

McCuen-Wurst, C. & Allison, K.C. Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Addiction. (2018). In: Wadden T.A. Bray G.A. (Eds.). Handbook of Obesity Treatment, 2nd Edition. New York: Guilford. 

McCuen-Wurst, C., Ruggieri, M. and Allison, K. C. (2018). Disordered eating and obesity: Associations between binge-eating disorder, night-eating syndrome, and weight-related comorbidities. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1411(1), 96-105.

McCuen-Wurst, C., Culnan, E., Stewart, N.L., & Allison, K.C. (2017). Weight and eating concerns in women’s behavioral health. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(10), 68.

Tronieri, J. S., Wurst, C. M., Pearl, R. L., & Allison, K. C. (2017). Sex differences in obesity and mental health. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(6), 29.


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