Marilyn Ritholz

Senior Psychologist, Joslin Diabetes Center Supervising Psychologist, Children's Hospital, Boston Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Marilyn Ritholz, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who works at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA. She is a Senior Staff Psychologist in the Behavioral Mental Health Unit where she treats patients who are experiencing psychosocial difficulties in their management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She also teaches and supervises psychology fellows and junior staff at the Joslin Diabetes Center and at Children's Hospital, Boston. In addition, she conducts qualitative research on patients' experiences of living with diabetes, effective use of the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring, parents' experiences of raising young children with diabetes, and providers' views of treating patients with diabetes. Dr. Ritholz also has a private practice specializing in chronic illness, depression, and anxiety. She has served as Board member and Vice-president of the Organization for Medical and Psychological Assistance for Children Overseas, since the organization began in 2002. Her publications include articles in Diabetes Care, Diabetic Medicine, Diabetes Spectrum, Pediatrics, and Journal of Adolescent Health. In addition, she has published a chapter on Treating the Difficult Patient with Diabetes.