Jennifer J. Pells, PhD Jennifer J. Pells, PhD

Jennifer J. Pells, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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ABOUT ME

I specialize in behavioral interventions for obesity and weight-related concerns including management of type 2 diabetes, binge eating, and adhering to lifestyle changes that promote healthy, long-term weight management. Like many health conditions, managing obesity often requires a variety of medical, surgical, and behavioral tools and supports, and I work closely with the bariatric surgery team to prepare patients for surgery and support them through their post-surgery process. I enjoy working with individuals in a non-judgmental, proactive manner to help identify and overcome obstacles that may be interfering with healthier behaviors and develop individualized strategies that help them be consistent and successful. Areas of particular clinical and research interest include binge eating, prevention and management of weight relapse and regain, and addressing psychosocial concerns (e.g., stress, mood symptoms, anxiety) that frequently co-occur with obesity.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Maine, 2005
RESIDENCY
Internship, Duke University Medical Center, 2005
FELLOWSHIP
Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, 2006
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.