Jessica Edwards George
Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Counseling Psychology (PhD)
Department of Applied Psychology, Faculty
BA Binghamton University (SUNY)
MS/CAGS/Ph.D., Northeastern University
Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts
Health Services Provider in Massachusetts
Licensed Psychologist in Rhode Island
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
School Psychologist in Massachusetts
Specializations: Dr. Edwards George is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist who specializes in pediatric psychology, specifically children and families with gastrointestinal illnesses, food allergies, and internalizing disorders.
Dr. Edwards George’s primary research interests lie broadly in the areas of dietary adherence and psychological and behavioral correlates of adherence to medically necessary dietary regimens in pediatric populations, such as children with gastrointestinal disorders and food allergies.
ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
OTHER PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Edwards George, J.B., Blom-Hoffman, J., & Franko, D.L. (2006). Celiac disease: Implications for psychologists and educators. Communiqué, 34(8), 38-4
Dennis, M.D., Edwards George, J.B., & Leffler, D.A. (2008). Interaction between eating disorders and celiac disease: Implications for clinical nutrition assessment and care. Medical Nutrition Practice Group Newsletter, 27(4), 2-6.
Edwards George J.B. & McQuaid, E.L. (2010). Considering the psychosocial aspects of pediatric food allergies. The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter, 26.
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Blom-Hoffman, J., Edwards George, J.B., & Franko, D.L. (2006). Childhood Overweight. In G.G. Bear & K.M. Minke (Eds.). Children’s needs III: Development, prevention, and intervention. (pp. 989-1000). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Franko, D. L. & Edwards George, J.B. (2008). Overweight, eating behaviors and body image in ethnically diverse youth. In L. Smolak & J.K. Thompson (Eds.), Body image, eating disorders, and obesity in youth. (2nded.). (pp. 97-112). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Edwards George, J.B. (2010). Celiac disease: Implications for educators and allied health professionals. In P. McCabe & S. Shaw (Eds.). Genetic and Acquired Disorders: Current Topics and Interventions for Educators. (pp. 88-95). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Edwards George, J.B. (2010). Eating disturbances and pathology in celiac disease. Real Life with Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting and Thriving on a Gluten Free Diet. (pp. 217-222). Bethesda, MD: American Gastroenterology Association Institute Press.
Edwards George, J.B.(2010). Gastrointestinal disorders in children and adolescents. In A. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.) Helping Children at Home and School. (3rd ed.) [CD-ROM] (pp. S6H15). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.