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Assistant Professor

Director of Training (APA-accredited internship)

Director of Outpatient Psychotherapy
Behavioral Sciences
Rush Medical College
1645 W. Jackson
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 942-2002
(312) 942-4990
PhD, Clinical and Health Psychology, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, 2001

MS, Clinical and Health Psychology, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, 1997
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases, Psychological Phenomena and Processes

Areas of Interest
Research and clinical interests include predictors of success in the surgical treatment of obesity; psychobiological and behavioral factors in carbohydrate-craving; and emotional eating and binge eating.

Selected Publications
Corsica, J., Hood, M., Azarbad, L., Ivan, I. (under review). Revisiting the Revised Master Questionnaire. Obesity Surgery.

Hood, M., Corsica, J., Azarbad, L. (2010). Do patients seeking laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery differ from those seeking gastric bypass surgery? A comparison of psychological profiles across ethnic groups. Obesity Surgery. E-pub ahead of print.

Corsica, J. & Pelchat, M. (2010). Food addiction: True or False? Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, 26(2), 165-9.

Corsica, J., Azarbad, L., McGill, K., Wool, L., & Hood, M. (2010). The Personality Assessment Inventory: Clinical utility, psychometric properties, and normative data for bariatric surgery candidates. Obesity Surgery, 20 (6), 722-731.

Azarbad, L., Corsica, J., Hall, B. & Hood, M. (2009). Psychosocial correlates of binge eating in Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic women presenting for bariatric surgery. Eating Behaviors, 11, 79-84.

Corsica, J. & Spring, B. (2008). Carbohydrate craving: A double-blind, placebo controlled test of the self-medication hypothesis. Eating Behaviors, 4, 447-454.

Spring, B., Hitsman, B. Pingitore, R., McChargue, D.E., Corsica, J., Gunnarsdottir, E.D., Pergadia, M., Doran, N., Kessler, K., Crayton, J.W., Baruah, S., Hedeker, D. (2007). Effect of Tryptophan Depletion on Smokers and Non-Smokers with and without a History of Major Depression. Biological Psychiatry, 61(1), 70-77.

Perri, M.G. & Corsica, J.A. (2006). Treatment of Obesity. In S. Llewelyn & P. Kennedy (Eds.) The Essential Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology (pp 135-157). New York: Wiley.

Duncan, G.E., Anton, S.D., Newton, R.L., Sydeman, S.J., Corsica, J.A., Durning, P.L., Ketterson, T.U., Martin, D., Limacher, M.C., & Perri, M.G. (2005). Prescribing exercise at varied levels of intensity and frequency. Archives of Internal Medicine, 165, 2362-2369.

Corsica, J.A. & Perri, M.G. (2003). Obesity. In A. M. Nezu, C. M., Nezu, & P. A. Geller (Eds.) Handbook of Psychology, Volume 9: Health Psychology (pp 121-146). New York: Wiley.

Perri, M.G. & Corsica, J.A. (2003). Treatment of Obesity. In S. Llewelyn & P. Kennedy (Eds.) Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology (pp 181-202). New York: Wiley.

Perri, M.G. & Corsica, J.A. (2002). Improving the maintenance of weight lost in behavioral treatment of obesity. In T. Wadden and A. Stunkard (Eds.) Handbook of obesity treatment (pp. 357-379). Guilford Press: New York.

Spring, B. & Corsica, J. (1997). Diet behavior relationships in psychological disorders. Contemporary Psychology, 42, 635.
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