Morgan L. McGillicuddy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, University of Maine
MA, University of Maine
BA, Simmons College

Dr. McGillicuddy is a clinical psychologist and serves as Health Behavior Coordinator at VA Boston Healthcare System, primarily at the Brockton Division. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maine, completed a pre-doctoral internship at VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care Behavioral Health at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. McGillicuddy offers supervision to trainees in Behavioral Medicine, and works directly with Primary Care, Behavioral Medicine, and the Office of Patient Centered Care.

Dr. McGillicuddy’s clinical and research interests are in the use of evidence-based, patient-centered interventions to promote health behavior change (e.g., weight management, tobacco cessation) and self-management of chronic medical conditions. She participates in various program improvement projects, and offers training and coaching to medical staff in the use of patient-centered communication strategies. Dr. McGillicuddy maintains a particular interest in increasing medical staff use of clinician coaching services and patient-centered communication strategies during medical visits.

VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Ametrano RM, McGillicuddy ML, Sanyal S, Topor DR. Training Interprofessional Staff in Whole Health Clinical Care at the Veterans Health Administration. Glob Adv Health Med. 2022; 11:2164957X221092361.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35433116; PMCID: PMC9008845; DOI: 10.1177/2164957X221092361;
  2. Craner JR, Martinson AA, Sigmon ST, McGillicuddy ML. Prevalence of Sexual Trauma History Using Behaviorally Specific Methods of Assessment in First Year College Students. J Child Sex Abus. 2015; 24(5):484-505. PMID: 26090864
  3. Craner JR, Sigmon ST, McGillicuddy ML. Does a disconnect occur between research and practice for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) diagnostic procedures? Women Health. 2014; 54(3):232-44. PMID: 24512469
  4. Craner J, Sigmon S, Martinson A, McGillicuddy M. Perceptions of health and somatic sensations in women reporting premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 Sep; 201(9):780-5. PMID: 23995034
  5. Craner JR, Sigmon ST, Martinson AA, McGillicuddy ML. Premenstrual disorders and rumination. J Clin Psychol. 2014 Jan; 70(1):32-47. PMID: 23798035
  6. Fulford D, Feldman G, Tabak BA, McGillicuddy M, Johnson SL. Positive Affect Enhances the Association of Hypomanic Personality and Cognitive Flexibility. Int J Cogn Ther. 2013 Mar 01; 6(1):1-16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24049557; PMCID: PMC3774311; DOI: 10.1521/ijct.2013.6.1.1;
  7. Martinson AA, Sigmon ST, Craner J, Rothstein E, McGillicuddy M. Processing of intimacy-related stimuli in survivors of sexual trauma: the role of PTSD. J Interpers Violence. 2013 Jun; 28(9):1886-908. PMID: 23266991
  8. Lodis C, Sigmon ST, Martinson A, Craner J, McGillicuddy M & Hale B. Is collegiate athletic participation a protective factor in seasonality?. Journal of Clinical Sports Psychology. 2012; 6(2):113-128.

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2014 University of Maine Letter of Commendation for Overall Performance in Doctoral Training Program
2013 University of Maine Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Research
2009 Simmons College: Stephen R. Deane Award for Excellence and Professional Promise in Psychology
2005 Simmons College: Alumnae Scholarship
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