Megan Ferriby, PhD

Saint Louis University (SLU)

My research trajectory focuses on examining the influence of romantic partners, family members, and close relationships on adult patients who are attempting weight loss and behavior change, with specific interest in the bariatric surgery process. Out of my own and other scholars work in this area, I hope to develop couple or family based interventions to help improve and maintain weight loss in the adult population. I also have a growing interest in the experience of stigma (e.g., weight, racial, gender) and its impact on patients’ interactions with providers and family members, and their utilization of healthcare.