Natasha Schvey, PhD

Natasha A Schvey, PhD

Name: Natasha A Schvey, PhD

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Medical and Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Stigma and Health

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-9880


BA (2006): Northwestern University (English, Psychology)
MS, MPhil, PhD (2014): Yale University
Clinical Internship (2014): Yale University School of Medicine


Dr. Schvey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2014 from Yale University and completed her clinical internship in Behavioral Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schvey’s research focuses broadly on stigma and health among marginalized populations, using multi-method approaches. Dr. Schvey has active lines of research investigating stigma pertaining to weight status, mental health, gender, and gender identity among service members, military dependents, and civilians. Dr. Schvey has published a range of experimental studies, review papers, and chapters, and has presented to academic, professional, and community organizations throughout the country.


  • Schvey, N., Blubaugh, I., Morettini, A., & Klein, D. A. (2017). Military Family Physicians' Readiness for Treating Patients With Gender Dysphoria. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(5), 727-729.
  • Schvey, N. A., Barmine, M., Bates, D., Oldham, K., Bakalar, J. L., Spieker, E., ... & Sbrocco, T. (2017). Weight stigma among active duty US military personnel with overweight and obesity. Stigma and Health, 2(4), 281.
  • Schvey, N., Kelly, N., Shomaker, L., Pickworth, C., Cassidy, O., Galescu, O., Demidowich, A., Brady, S., Courville, A., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Yanovski, J. (2016). Pressure to be Thin and Insulin Sensitivity among Adolescents. The Journal of Adolescent Health, 58(1): 104- 110.
  • Schvey, N., Sbrocco, T., Stephens, M., Bryant, E., Ress, R., Spieker, E., Conforte, A., Bakalar, J., Pickworth, C., Barmine, M., Klein, D., Brady, S., Yanovski, J., Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (2015). Comparison of Overweight and Obese Military Dependent and Civilian Adolescent Girls with Loss of Control Eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48: 790-4.
  • Schvey, N., Puhl, R., & Brownell, K. (2014). The Stress of Stigma: Exploring the Effect of Weight Stigma on Cortisol Reactivity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(2):156-62.
  • Gearhardt, A., Bragg, M., Pearl, R., Schvey, N., Roberto, C., & Brownell, K. (2012). Obesity and Public Policy. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 8: 405-430.