Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Jessica Edwards George

Applied Psychology

Education

MS/CAGS/Ph.D., Northeastern University
BA, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Certifications

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.

Publications

Original Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

Franko, D. L. & Edwards George, J.B. (2006). Eating disorders, culture, and ethnicity: Connections and challenges in group therapy. Group. 30(4). 31-44.

Leffler, D.A., Dennis, M., Edwards George, J.B., & Kelly, C.P. (2007). The interaction between eating disorders and celiac disease: An exploration of ten cases. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 19(3), 251-255.

Leffler, D.A., Edwards George, J.B., Dennis, M., Cook, E.F., Schuppan, D., & Kelly, C. (2007). A prospective comparative study of five measures of gluten-free diet adherence in adults with celiac disease. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 26(9), 1227-1235.

Franko, D. & Edwards George, J.B.(2008). A pilot intervention to reduce eating disorder risk in Latina women.  European Eating Disorders Review, 16, 436-441.

Leffler, D.A., Edwards George, J.B., Dennis M.D., Schuppan, D., Cook, F., Franko, D.L., Blom-Hoffman, J., & Kelly, C.P. (2008). Factors that influence adherence to the gluten-free diet in adults with celiac disease. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 53(6), 1573-1581.

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.

Garud, S., Leffler, D.A., Dennis, M., Edwards George, J.B., Saryan, D., Sheth, S., Schuppan, D., Jamma, S. & Kelly, C.P. (2009). Interaction between psychiatric and autoimmune disorders in celiac disease patients in the United States. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 29, 898-905.

Leffler, D.A., Dennis, M.D., Edwards George, J.B., Jamma, S., Cook, F., Schuppan, D., & Kelly, C.P. (2009). A validated disease-specific symptom index for adults with celiac disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 7, 1328-1334.

Leffler, D.A., Dennis, M.D., Edwards George, J.B., Jamma, S., Magge, S., Cook, F., Schuppan, D., & Kelly, C.P. (2009). A simple validated gluten free diet adherence survey for adults with celiac disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 7, 530-536.

Edwards George, J.B.& Franko, D. (2009). Culture issues in eating disorders among children and adolescents.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 231-242.

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.

Book 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.

Contact Information

Office

INV

Email

[email protected]

Curriculum Vitae