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  • Assistant Professor
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Durham, NC USA


Dr. Pells has been a licensed psychologist since 2006. She has been Assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Center since 2017, where she is part of the interdisciplinary team at Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery. Dr. Pells’ primary roles include presurgical psychological evaluations, postoperative consultation and treatment, and facilitation of behavioral health and support groups for bariatric patients. Areas of particular interest include collaborative and therapeutic treatment planning, management of Binge-Eating Disorder, and development of behavioral weight management skills to support long-term surgery outcomes.