Dana Rofey, PhD


Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Secondary Specialty:

Clinical Psychology


UPMC Presbyterian
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


Research Interests

  • Cognitive Functioning in children Pre- and Post-Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosocial Outcomes in Adolescents Receiving Bariatric Surgery
  • Collaborative Mental Health Services for Behavior Disorders in Primary Care
  • Impaired Sleep, Insulin Action, and Overweight in Youth

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Biography Summary

Dana L. Rofey, PhD, joined Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She brings a strong background in clinical care and research focused on the relationships among weight and eating, psychological well-being and health.

Dr. Rofey earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Bucknell University and her clinical psychology degree at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and her postdoctoral training at Children’s and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

At Children’s Hospital, Dr. Rofey has conducted studies that focus on seriously overweight children, adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome, and cognitive behavioral treatment for children with diabetes. Dr. Rofey has been involved with NIH-funded grants and has completed research trials investigating mood disturbances across the lifespan, health promotion in adolescents, smoking cessation programs, collaborative care models in pediatric primary care, pediatric variants of bipolar disorder, and psychosocial implications of bariatric surgery. She is the author and co-author of numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is a reviewer for several journals and serves on boards for the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

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Locations and Directions

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Oakland Medical Building

    3420 Fifth Ave.
    Pittsburgh PA, 15213
    (412) 692-6000

  • Department of Psychiatry

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    4401 Penn Ave.
    Pittsburgh PA, 15224
    (412) 692-5135