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Elizabeth Cotter

Professorial Lecturer Health Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Cotter is a faculty member in the Department of Health Studies at American University. She is a licensed psychologist with clinical and research interests broadly related to the prevention of eating and weight-related concerns. She is particularly interested in the evaluation of culturally-tailored health promotion interventions, especially in underserved communities. She is also interested in cultural factors that may be protective against body image concerns and eating disorder symptoms. Prior to coming to American, Dr. Cotter was a postdoctoral fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University, participating in research examining the effectiveness of culturally-sensitive pediatric obesity prevention programming.


Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (2011). University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

CAS - Health Studies
Mary Graydon - 330B
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(202) 885-3703

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  • Summer 2016