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Panelist: Melissa A. Kalarchian, Ph.D.
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Episodes in which Melissa A. Kalarchian, Ph.D. appears

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Kalarchian is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  She is a licensed psychologist specializing in behavioral medicine, with a particular interest in the relationship between psychiatric status and health-related behavior. 

She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.  Her research activities involve the adaptation, delivery, and evaluation of obesity treatments for special populations.  Currently, Dr. Kalarchian is working on a federally funded project to develop a lifestyle intervention to promote healthy eating, increased physical activity, and enhanced psychosocial functioning tailored to meet the unique needs of severely obese individuals undergoing surgery for weight loss.

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