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Deborah N. Roche, PhD

Psychology, Sports Medicine

About Dr. Roche

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Sports Medicine
Clinical Psychology

Specialized Centers

Women's Sports Medicine Center

Special Expertise

Sports psychology
Injury and rehabilitation
Female Athlete Triad

Patient Stories


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Clinical Psychologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


University of Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) PhD Counseling Psychology


University of Pennsylvania - Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


Post Doctoral Fellowship University of Delaware Center for Counseling and Student Development

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Roche

Selected Books/Chapters

Roche, D., and Hankes, D.(2009) Consultation in college athletics. In E. Etzel (Eds.) Counseling and Psychological Services for College Student Athletes. Morgantown, WV: Fitness and Information Technology, Inc.

Selected Journal Articles

Wolgast, B., Rader, J., Roche, D., Thompson, P., von Zuben, F. C., Goldberg, A. (2005) Investigation of clinically significant change by severity level in college counseling center clients. Journal of College Counseling 8 (2), 140-152.

Selected Presentations

Binge Eating Among Athletes: Diagnosis and Treatment. June 2015
Co-Presented with Marjorie Nolan-Cohn on identifying, defining, and treating binge eating among athletes. Eating Disorders in Sport Conference, McCallum Place (St. Louis, MO)

Podcast Isaac Byrd: Unlocking the Minds of Athletes Episode 66.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of November 13, 2019, Dr. Roche reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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