Gowey Marissa 2017

Assistant Professor


Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition


Ph.D., Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
M.S., Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida 
B.A., Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Obesity Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Nutrition and Obesity Research Center


M.S., Clinical Psychology and Ph.D., Clinical Psychology


Obesity, executive function, behavioral intervention, eating behaviors, health promotion, healthcare disparities 

Dr. Gowey’s clinical research focuses on identifying modifiable factors that are associated with response to treatment for obesity. Her current projects are focused on elucidating the role of cognitive function (particularly executive function) in obesity development, maintenance, and intervention outcomes across the lifespan. Dr. Gowey’s long-term goals are to develop novel, clinically effective family-based interventions for youth with or at risk for obesity that target brain-behavior relationships to improve health and quality of life outcomes. She is particularly interested in working with underserved populations disproportionately affected by obesity.