Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Mary Jo Coiro, Ph.D.

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Mary Jo CoiroAssistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 221F
Telephone: 410-617-1217
Email: MCoiro@loyola.edu


  • B.A. (Psychology), College of William and Mary
  • M.A (Human Development), Bryn Mawr College
  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), University of Virginia
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Department of Pediatrics,
    Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Scholarly Interests:

Scholarly interests include effects of maternal depression on children’s mental health and the family environment; risk and protective factors (particularly parenting styles) in the development of child psychopathology; prevention of child psychopathology; cognitive-behavioral therapy with adolescents; policy issues affecting children.

Representative Publications:

Higginson, C., Lloyd, K., Lating, J., & Coiro, M. J. (in press).Test order effects: A measure of
     verbal memory influences performance on a measure of verbal fluency. Applied Neuropsychology.

Coiro, M. J., Riley, A. W., Broitman, B., & Miranda, J. (2012). Effects on children of treating their
     mothers' depression: Results of a 12-month follow-up. Psychiatric Services, 63, 357-363.

Riley, A.W., Coiro, M. J., Broitman, M., Bandeen-Roche, K., Hurley, K., & Miranda, J. (2009).
     Mental health of children of low-income depressed mothers: Influences of parenting, family |
     environment, and raters. Psychiatric Services,60, 329-36.

Witt, W. P., Riley, A. W., & Coiro, M. J. (2003). Childhood functional status, family stressors, and
     psychosocial adjustment among school-aged children with disabilities in the U. S. Archives of
     Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
, 157, 687-695.

Coiro, M. J. (2001). Depressive symptoms among women receiving welfare. Women & Health,
     32, 1-23.

Course Offerings:

PY925: Clinical Applications-Assessment