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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine


Teresa EdenfieldTeresa Edenfield, Ph. D.

Department of Psychiatric Medicine
905 Johns Hopkins Drive
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-1406
Fax: 252-744-2419

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor


Duke University Medical Center APA Accredited Internship & Post-doctoral Training Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology
2007 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology University of Maine, Orono, ME (APA Accredited)
2004 M. A., Clinical Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, ME
2001 B.A., Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Licenses & Specialized Training Licensed Psychologist & Health Services Provider (North Carolina), 2008; Credentialed for clinical service provision at East Carolina University and Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2009; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Professionals, Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, 2009; Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training, University of Mississippi Medical Center ACT Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education, & Research, 2008

Selected Publications:

Book Chapters:
Edenfield, T.M. & Blumenthal, J.A. (in press). Exercise and Stress. In A. Baum & R. Contrada (Eds). Handbook of Stress Science, New York: Springer.

Edenfield, T.M. (2010). Behavioral Cardiology: Integrative Approaches to the Treatment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Disease. In R. Carlstedt (Ed.). Integrative Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: Perspectives, Practices and Research, New York: Springer.

Journal Articles:
Sigmon, S.T., Hale B., Lodis, C., Craner, J., Martinson, A., & Edenfield, T.M. (manuscript in preparation). Southern exposure: Does exercise and travel to warmer climates impact the expression of seasonal depression differently in trained athletes?

Ormerod, J.K., Edenfield, T.M., Rivera, H., and Eckel, L.A. (manuscript in preparation). The influence of Estradiol on Melanin-Concentrating Hormone-Induced c-Fos Expression in Ovariectomized Rats. Submitting to American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

Barbour, K.A., Edenfield, T.M., & Blumenthal, J.A. (2007). Exercise as a treatment for depression and other psychiatric disorders: A review. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 27(6), 359-367.

Sigmon, S.T., Pells, J.J., Edenfield, T.M., Hermann, B.A., Schartel, J.G., LaMattina, S.M., & Boulard, N.E. (2007). Are we there yet? A review of gender comparisons in three behavioral journals through the 20th century. Behavior Therapy, 38(4), 333-339.

Sigmon, S. T., Pells, J. J., Schartel, J. G., Edenfield, T. M., Hermann, B. A., LaMattina, S. M., Boulard, N. E., & Whitcomb-Smith, S. (2007). Stress reactivity in seasonal and nonseasonal depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(5), 965-975.

Sigmon, S. T., Whitcomb-Smith, S., Boulard, N. E., Pells, J. J., Hermann, B. A., Edenfield, T. M., LaMattina, S.M., & Schartel, J. G. (2007). Seasonal reactivity: Attentional bias and psychophysiological arousal in seasonal and nonseasonal depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31(5), 619-638.

Sigmon, S. T., Pells, J. J., Boulard, N. E., Whitcomb-Smith, S., Edenfield, T.M., Hermann, B. A., LaMattina, S. M., Schartel, J. G., & Kubik, E. (2005). Gender differences in self-reports of depression: The response bias hypothesis revisited. Sex Roles, 53, 401-411.

Editorial Experience

Borkum, J. (2007). Chronic Headaches: Biology, Psychology & Behavioral Treatment. Routledge.

Selected Professional Presentations

Edenfield, T.M. (2010). Understanding body image, self-esteem, and eating behaviors. Invited presentation sponsored by North Carolina School Community Health Alliance. Presented at Creswell and Plymouth high schools, Washington County, NC.

Edenfield, T.M. (2010). Psychological Considerations: Weight Loss Surgery Patients. Presented at the Annual Primer on Bariatric Surgery Conference. Sponsored by ECU Department of Surgery & Eastern Area Health Education Center, Greenville, NC.

Edenfield, T.M. (2009). The basics of acute risk assessment. Presented for the Womack Army Medical Center, Case Management Team. Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC.

Edenfield, T.M. (2008). Behavioral weight maintenance and stress management. Presented for the DUMC Live-for-Life, Eat Wise and Exercise Program, in conjunction with the Duke School of Nursing, Durham, NC.

Edenfield, T.M. (2008). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for weight loss: Basic principles and goals. Presented to the Durham-Chapel Hill Dietetic Association in conjunction with the Raleigh-Durham Dietetic Association, Durham, NC.

Professional Affiliations

  • 2009-present The Obesity Society
  • 2009-present ECU, Brody School of Medicine Women’s Faculty Committee
  • 2008-present North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA)
  • 2006-present American Psychological Association, Division (38) of Health Psychology
  • 2002-present American Psychological Association (APA)


  • 2009-2010 ECU, Brody School of Medicine, Women's Faculty Career Development Award
  • 2006-2007 Member, Student Recruitment Committee, Assoc. for the Advancement of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • 2005-2006 Associate Director, University of Maine Psychological Services Center
  • 2003-2006 Student Chair, University of Maine Diversity Committee
  • 2004-2005 UMaine, Dept. of Psychology Commendation for Excellence in Overall Performance
  • 2003-2004 UMaine, Dept. of Psychology Commendation for Excellence in Overall Performance
  • 2002-2003 UMaine, Dept. of Psychology Commendation for Excellence in Overall Performance
  • 1996-2001 Scholar Athlete, Florida State University
  • 1998-2000 Representative (Women's Softball), Student Athletive Advisory Council, Florida State University