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Jessica T. Markowitz, Ph.D.

Special Interests

Children, adolescents, and young adults with diabetes and their families; support groups

Teaching Appointment

Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Vassar College

Graduate School

Drexel University


Southwestern Vermont Psychology Consortium


Joslin Diabetes Center

Research at Joslin Diabetes Center

Dr. Markowitz is a Research Associate in the Section of Genetics and Epidemiology at Joslin Diabetes Center. She is involved in number of projects focusing on improving care, outcomes, and quality of life in youth and young adults with diabetes. She is also conducting research examining ways to improve the transition process between pediatric and adult diabetes care.

A selection of publications

See more publications by Jessica Markowitz, PhD

Lowe MR, Annunziato RA, Markowitz JT, Maille C, Didie E, Bellace DL, Riddell L, McKinney S, Stice E. Multiple types of dieting prospectively predict weight gain during the freshman year of college. Appetite 2006; 83-90.

Markowitz JT, Butryn ML, Lowe MR. Perceived deprivation, restrained eating, and susceptibility to weight gain. Appetite 2008; 51: 720-722.

Markowitz JT, Lowe MR, Volkening LK, Laffel LMB. Self-reported history of overweight and its relationship to disordered eating in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 2009; 26: 1165-1171.

Markowitz JT, Butler DA, Volkening LK, Antisdel JE, Anderson BJ, Laffel LMB. D. Brief screening tool for disordered eating in diabetes: internal consistency and external validity in a contemporary sample of pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2010; 33: 495-500

Markowitz JT, Laffel LMB, Volkening LK, Anderson BJ, Nansel TR, Weissberg-Benchell J, Wysocki T. Validation of an abbreviated adherence measure for young people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 2011; 28: 1113-1117.

Markowitz JT, Volkening, LK, Butler, DA, Antisdel-Lomaglio, J, Anderson, BJ, Laffel, LMB. Re-examining a Measure of Diabetes-Related Burden in Parents of Young People with Type 1 Diabetes: the PAID-PR. Diabetic Medicine; 29: 526-530.

Markowitz, JT, Laffel, LM. Transitions in care: support group for young adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine; 28: 522-525.

Markowitz, JT, Pratt, K, Aggarwal, J, Volkening, LK, Laffel, LMB. Psychosocial correlates of CGM use in youth and adults with type 1 diabetes and parents of youth. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2012; in press.

Other peer-reviewed publications

Sarwer DB, Allison KC, Gibbons LM, Markowitz JT, Nelson DB. Pregnancy and Obesity: A Review and Agenda for Future Research. Journal of Women's Health 2006; 15: 720-733.

Jessica T. Markowitz, Ph.D., Joslin Diabetes Center, Mental and Behavioral Health Services

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