Dana L Rofey, PhD

Dana L Rofey, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

121 Meyran Avenue
Katelyn Dunkel

Education & Training

Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Cincinnati, College of Arts and Sciences
Clinical Psychology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Clinical Psychology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (Motivational Interviewing)

Current Appointments

Co-Director, Center for Advanced Psychotherapy

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Eating Disorders
Fellow, The Obesity Society

Research Interests

Impact of obesity on the developing brain; Effects of hormones on cardiovascular health; Technological interventions for youth/young adults
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Rofey, DL, Arslanian SA, el Nokali E, Watts J, Verstynen T, Sax R, Erickson KI. Brain volume and white matter in youth with type 2 diabetes compared to obese and normal weight, non-diabetic peers: A pilot study. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2015;46:88-91. PMID: 26287285
  2. Rofey DL, Zeller MH, Brode C, Reiter-Purtill J, Mikhail C, Washington G, Baughcum AE, Peugh J, Austin H, Jenkins T, Courcoulas AP. A multisite view of psychosocial risks in patients presenting for bariatric surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015;23(6):1218-25. PMID: 25959437
  3. Rofey DL, Szigethy EM, Noll RB, Dahl RE, Lobst E, Arslanian SA. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for physical and emotional disturbances in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009;34(2):156-63. PMID: 18556675
  4. Rofey DL, McMakin DL, Shaw D, Dahl RE. Self-regulation of sleep, emotion, and weight during adolescence: implications for translational research and practice. Clin Transl Sci. 2013;6(3):238-43. PMID: 23751032
  5. Rofey, DL, Corcoran, KJ, Tran, GQ, Nabors, LA, Matthews, GD. Demand on mental workload: Relation to cue reactivity and craving in women with disordered eating and problematic drinking. Addiction Research & Theory Addict Res Theory. 2007;15(2):189203.

Clinical Interests

Obesity; LGBTQ+ health; Mobile (mHealth) interventions for youth
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Rofey DL, Miller E, McCauley HM. Gender Norms and Obesity: Incorporating gender norms change into clinical interventions. Obesity.2016;24(2):280. doi: 10.1002/oby.21407
  2. Michael JC, Belendiuk KA, Kuchera AM, Rofey DL. Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight management. Behav Ther. 2013;36: 28-38.
  3. Rofey DL, Blake R, Phillips JE. Obesity and depression: A focus on polycystic ovary syndrome. In: Cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adolescents. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Arlington, VA; 2012:383-433. http://search.proquest.com.pitt.idm.oclc.org/docview/1022252198?accountid=14709.
  4. Rofey DL, Hull EE, Phillips J, Vogt K, Silk JS, Dahl RE. Utilizing Ecological Momentary Assessment in pediatric obesity to quantify behavior, emotion, and sleep. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010;18(6):1270-2. PMID: 2896245
  5. Rofey DL, Kolko RP, Iosif AM, Silk JS, Bost JE, Feng W, Szigethy EM, Noll RB, Ryan N, Dahl RE. A longitudinal study of childhood depression and anxiety in relation to weight gain. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2009;40(4):517-26. PMID: 19404733

Education Interests

LGBTQ+ health; Evidence-based practice for pediatric obesity; Motivational interviewing
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Malas N, Rofey DL, Kuchera AM, Ortiz-Aguayo R, Gold, M. Development of Motivational Interviewing Training for Pediatric Residents. Clinical Teacher. 2016;Feb3. Doi:10.1111/tct.12503.