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About Dr. Mehlenbeck

Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and kids with medical conditions, including eating disorders and diabetes. Her research also focuses on helping overweight teens lose weight. Currently, she is a Clinical Associate Professor at GMU and the Director of the GMU Center for Psychological Services, a clinic committed to training graduate students and providing services for the community.

Prior to coming to GMU, she was a Clinical Associate Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and worked at the Hasbro Children’s Partial Hospital Program, where she served as the Director of Training. Committed to the Scientist-Practitioner Model, Mehlenbeck engages in clinical work, teaching and research, with a multidisciplinary focus. She has trained medical students, psychology interns and fellows, pediatrics and psychiatry residents and fellows and developmental behavioral pediatricians.

Dr. Mehlenbeck has several publications and has presented nationally and internationally in the areas of pediatric obesity and eating disorders. She is currently on the Board of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), as well as on the Program, Education and Membership Committees for SDBP. She serves on the Membership Committee for the Academy of Eating Disorders. She is also on the American Academy of Pediatrics CME Planning Group for DB:PREP (Board review course for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Mehlenbeck is also a reviewer panel member and mentor reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.