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Lemmon, Christian, PhD

Pediatric Psychology
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Faculty Title

  • Associate Director of the Psychology Internship Program and Professor

Medical Degree

  • University of Mississippi - 1991


  • Eating disorders
  • Psychological implications of bariatric surgery
  • Prevention and treatment of Childhood obesity


  • English

Board Info

  • American Board of Psychology - Certified

Dr. Christian Lemmon received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi after receiving his MA in experimental psychology from the University of Texas – El Paso and his BA in psychology from Washington College.

Currently, he is a Professor and Associate Director of the Psychology Residency Program in the Department of Psychiatry & Health Behavior at Georgia Health Sciences University. He serves on the Psychology Residency Selection Committee, Psychiatry Residency Selection Committee, Psychology Residency Core Committee, Psychiatry Resident Education Committee, and the departmental Medical Students' Education Committee. Dr. Lemmon also serves the GHSU School of Medicine on the Medical Students' Admission Committee and is Chair of the Faculty Senate Student Promotions Committee for the Class of 2013. He also serves as the Health Behavior Program Leader for the outpatient psychiatry clinic.

Dr. Lemmon’s areas of teaching include eating disorders, obesity, the Psychotherapy Process Seminar and Essentials of Clinical Medicine II (ECM II-Problem-Based Learning). His publications include articles and book chapters in the areas of eating disorders, the psychological implications of bariatric surgery and the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. He has made numerous presentations at national and international professional meetings on the aforementioned topics and he has been a reviewer for several professional journals.

As the director of the GRHealth Eating Disorders Program, Dr. Lemmon’s clinical interests involve the assessment, and individual, group and family treatment for patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other feeding disturbances. He is also involved in the assessment and treatment of bariatric surgery candidates.

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