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Sherry Pagoto, PhD


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Dr. Sherry Pagoto is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Fellowship Training Director in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a staff clinician in the UMass Weight Center. Her clinical work in the Weight Center informs her program of research which focuses on psychological and physical health co-morbidities. She currently has an R01 from the NIMH for a randomized clinical trial comparing two behavioral approaches to weight loss for women with clinical depression. She completed an NHLBI career development award on emotional eating, and has received 5 private foundation grants (Boston Obesity and Nutrition Research Center, American Cancer Society, Worcester Foundation of Biomedical Research, University of Massachusetts Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Project Program, Healey Foundation). She is also actively involved in skin cancer prevention research and has completed 2 large randomized trials in this area. She teaches courses on Team Science and Randomized Clinical Trials in the Master’s of Clinical Investigation and Clinical and Population Health Research Doctoral Programs, respectively. She was also the recipient of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Early Career/Young Investigator Award in 2006 and is currently a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
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