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:

Markey, C. H., Dunaev, J. L., & August, K. J. (2020). Body image experiences in the context of chronic pain: An examination of associations among perceptions of pain, body dissatisfaction, and positive body image. Body Image, 32, 103-110.          doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.11.005

McCabe, M.,Tatangelo, G., Watson, B., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Rodgers, R., Aime, A., Mellor, D.,Granero-Gallegos, A., Strodl, E., Caltabiano, M., Sicilia, A., Castelnuovo, G., Lo Coco, G.,    Grogan, S., Probst, M., Dion, J., Maïano, C., Manzoni, C. M., Begin, C., Blackburn, M., Pietrabissa, G., Markey, C. H., Gullo, S., Lirola, M., Alcaraz-Ibáñez, M., Hayami-Chisuwa, N.,He, Q., & Ricciardelli, L. A.  (2019).  Development and testing of a model for risk factors for    eating disorders and higher weight among emerging adults: A study protocol.  Body Image, 31,    139-149. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.10.001

Gillen, M. M., & Markey, C. H.  (2019). A review of research linking body image and sexual well-being.    Body Image, 31, 294-301. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.12.004

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

(*Indicates student co-author.)


Recent Books and other Publications:

Markey, C. H. (2020, forthcoming). The body image book for girls:  Love yourself and grow up fearless. 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