Loyola University Maryland


Mary Jo Coiro, PhD, ABPP

Mary Jo CoiroAssociate Professor
Director of Clinical Training, PsyD Program

Office: LCC 202A & FC 211
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 stress and coping among college students; mental health interventions for college students; 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; training/supervision of doctoral students; policy issues affecting children.

Representative Publications:

Coiro, M. J.,  Asraf, K., Tzischinsky, O., Hadar-Shoval, D., Tannous-Haddad, L., & Wolfson, A. R. (2021). Sleep quality and COVID-19-related stress in relation to mental health symptoms among Israeli and U.S. adults. Sleep Health, 7, 127-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2021.02.006

DiBianca, M., Robinson, P., & Coiro, M. J. (2019).Personal and educational differences in college students’ social justice attitudes. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 8, 49-58.

Coiro, M. J. & Preis, J. (2018). Addressing student attitudes toward interprofessional practice through a year-long curriculum. Health and Interprofessional Practice,3(3). doi.org/10.7710/2159-1253.1142

Parcover, J., Coiro, M. J., Fineglass, E., & Barr, E. (2017). Effects of a brief mindfulness based group intervention on college students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2017.1407722

Bettis, A., Coiro, M. J., England, J., Murphy, L. K., Zelkowitz, R. L., Dejardins, L., Eskridge, R., Hieber, L. L., Yarboi, J., Pardo, D., & Compas, B. E. (2017). Comparison of two approaches to prevention of mental health problems in college students: Enhancing coping and executive function skills. Journal of American College Health, 65, 313-322. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2017.1312411

Coiro, M. J., Bettis, A. H., & Compas, B. E. (2017). College students coping with interpersonal stress: Examining a control-based model of coping. Journal of American College Health, 65, 177-186. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2016.1266641

Coiro, M. J., Kotchick, B. A., & Preis, J. (2016). Youth socials skills groups: A training platform for promoting graduate clinician interprofessional competence.  Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 4, 89-92.

Coiro, M. J., Thomas, A., M., & Lating, J. M.  (2014). Assessing and increasing graduate students’ use of reflective practices:  An empirical study.  Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 3, 47-54.

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.

Lloyd, K., Higginson, C., Lating, J., & Coiro, M. J.  (2012). Test order effects: A measure of verbal memory influences performance on a measure of verbal fluency.  Applied Neuropsychology, 19, 1-6.

Course Offerings:

PY 600: Assessment and Appraisal

PY603: Intellectual and Objective Personality Assessment

PY 810: Psychological Measurement

PY925: Clinical Applications-Assessment

Sanil Mayilkunnel


Sanil decided to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology to better serve and provide care for marginalized populations