Charlotte H. N. Markey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Founding Director, Health Sciences Center

Rutgers University
311 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102



B.S., Psychology, Santa Clara University, CA, June 1997, Magna Cum Laude
M.A., Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA, June 2000
Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA, June 2002


Recent, Select Journal Articles:

Gillen, M. M., & Markey, C. H.  (2019).  A review of research linking body image and sexual well-being.  Body Image. 

August, K. J., Westly, K., Alger, M., & Markey, C. H.  (2018). Main and interactive effects of diabetes distress and stress from life events on overall psychological distress.  Journal of Health Psychology.

Markey, C. H., August, K. J., & Dunaev, J. (2018).  Understanding body image among adults in mid-late life: Considering romantic partners and depressive symptoms in the context of diabetes.  Journal of Health Psychology.

Dunaev, J., Markey, C. H, & Brochu, P. (2018).  An attitude of gratitude: The effects of body-focused gratitude on weight bias internalization and body image. Body Image, 25, 9-13.

Dunaev, J., Brochu, P. & Markey, C. H. (2018).  Imagine that! The effect of counter-stereotypic imagined intergroup contact on weight bias. Health Psychology, 37, 81-88.

Markey, C. H., Gillen, M. M., August, K. J., Markey, P. M., & Nave, C. S.  (2017).  Does Body Talk Improve Body Image Among Same Sex Couples? Body Image, 23, 103-108.

Markey, C. N., August, K. J., Bailey, L.,* Markey, P. M., & Nave, C. N.  (2016).  The Pivotal Role of Psychology in a Comprehensive Theory of Obesity.  Health Psychology Open, 1-4. DOI: 10.1177/2055102916634365

Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., August, K. J., & Nave, C.  (2016).  Gender, BMI, and eating regulation in the context of same-sex and heterosexual couples.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39, 398-407.  

Bailey, L.,* Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., August, K. J., & Nave, C. S.  (2015).  Understanding same-sex male and female partners’ restrained eating in the context of their relationships.  Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 816-827.  doi:10.1177/1359105315573431.

Markey, C. N. & Markey, P. M. (2014).  Gender, sexual orientation, and romantic partner influence on body dissatisfaction:  An examination of heterosexual and lesbian women and their partners.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 162-177. doi:10.1177/0265407513489472.

Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M.  (2013).  Weight disparities between female same-sex romantic partners and weight concerns:  Examining partner comparison.  Psychology of Women Quarterly. doi: 10.1177/0361684313484128.

Markey, P. M. & Markey, C. N. (2013). Annual variation in internet keyword searches:  Linking dieting interest to obesity and negative health outcomes. Journal of Health Psychology.  Markey & Markey, 2013

Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., & Shulz, J. (2012). Mothers’ Own Weight Concerns Predict Early Child Feeding Concerns. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Markey et al., 2012

Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2012). Late Adolescent Boys’ and Girls’ Responses to a Media Presentation of Idealized Female Beauty. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 1, 209-219. Markey & Markey, 2012

Gillen, M. M., Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2012). An Examination of Dieting Behaviors Among Adults: Links with Depression. Eating Behaviors. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2011.11.014.  Gillen et al., 2012

Markey, C. N. & Markey, P. M. (2011). Leaving room for complexity in attempts to understand associations between romantic relationships and health: Commentary on Wanic and Kulik. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 65, 313-319. doi: 10.1007/s11199-011-9986-4.  Markey & Markey, 2011

Markey, C. N. & Markey, P. M. (2011). Romantic partners, weight status, and weight concerns: An examination of the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105310375636. Markey & Markey 2011

Markey, C. N. (2010). Invited commentary: Why body image is important to adolescent development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 1387-1391. doi:10.1007/s10964-010-9510-0. Markey 2010

(*Indicates student co-author.)


Recent Books and other Publications:

Markey, C. H.  (2020, forthcoming).  The Body Image Books for Girls.  Cambridge, U.K.:  Cambridge University Press. 

Daniels, E., Meghan, M. G., & Markey, C. H. (2018).  Body Positive:  Understanding and Improving Body Image in Science and Practice (Edited book).  Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. 

Markey, C. N.  (2014).  Smart People Don’t Diet:  How the Latest Science Can Help You Lose Weight Permanently.  Da Capo/ Lifelong Books. 

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Recent Honors and Awards:

Annual Faculty Fellow, “Raising Body Positive Girls,” Rutgers University, Camden, awarded April 2019

Fellow, Division 35 of the American Psychological Association (Psychology of Women), awarded August 2014

Recipient, one of the top 5 articles of 2013, The Psychology of Popular Media Culture

Participant, American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, awarded May 2012

Travel Award, Rutgers University RU Fair NSF Grant Program, for travel to the Women in Psychology Leadership Institute, awarded May 2012