reviewer image Dr. Mary Ellen Olbrisch

Mary Ellen Olbrisch, PhD, ABPP, is professor of psychiatry and surgery, the director of training in clinical health psychology, and a clinical health psychologist at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her clinical practice includes pre-surgical evaluations of surgery patients, including living organ donors and candidates for weight-loss surgeries. Dr. Olbrisch also provides psychotherapy services to help patients in preparing for weight-loss surgery. Dr. Olbrisch received her PhD from Florida State University, where she worked with Richard Hagan and John Foreyt in behavioral weight-loss research. She has been active in the work of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology.

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