Jessica Edwards George

Clinical Professor, Director of Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Department of Applied Psychology, Faculty

Office: INV

Email: [email protected]

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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.

Research Interests:

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.


  1. Edwards George, J.B., *Aideyan, B., *Yates, K., Voorhees, K.N., *O’Flynn, J., Sweet, K., Avery, K., Ehrlich, A., Bast, A., Leffler, D.A. (2020). Gluten- Induced Neurocognitive Impairment: Results of a Nationwide Study. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterologyand Hepatology.
  2. *Lovering, M.E., Rodgers, R.F., Edwards George, J., & Franko, D.L. (2018). Exploring the tripartite influence model of body dissatisfaction in postpartum women. Body Image, 24, 44-54.
  3. Moss, A.C., Lillis, Y., Edwards George, J.B., Choudhry, N.K., Berg, A., Cheifetz, A.S., Horowitz, G., & Leffler, D. (2014). Attitudes of Mesalamine (AtoM) Questionnaire: A novel tool to predict mesalamine non-adherence in patients with IBD. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 109, 1850-1855.
  4. Edwards George, J. B. & Franko, D. (2009). Culture issues in eating disorders among children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 231-242.
  5. Edwards George, J. B., Leffler, D. A., Dennis, M. D., Franko, D. L., Blom-Hoffman, J., & Kelly, C. P. (2009). Psychological correlates of gluten-free diet adherence in adults with celiac disease. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 43, 301-306.