Caitlin A. LaGrotte, PsyD, MEd


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Clinical Health Psychologist, Hospital Medicine

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Professional Type

Cooper Independent Licensed Practitioner



Office Locations

Hospital Medicine

One Cooper Plaza
(for GPS use 246 S 6th St)
Camden , NJ 08103
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Graduate SchoolPsyD, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate SchoolMEd, Exercise and Sport Psychology - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
InternshipPenn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
FellowshipCenter for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health
  • Philadelphia Behavioral Therapy Association
  • The Obesity Society
  • The Society of Behavioral Medicine


Puzino K, Frye SS, LaGrotte CA, Vgontzas AN, Fernandez-Mendoza J. Am I (hyper)aroused or anxious? Clinical significance of pre-sleep somatic arousal in young adults. J Sleep Res. 2019 Aug;28(4):e12829. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12829. Epub 2019 Feb 3. PMID: 30714242.

Sarwer DB, Allison KC, Wadden TA, Ashare R, Spitzer JC, McCuen-Wurst C, LaGrotte C, Williams NN, Edwards M, Tewksbury C, Wu J. Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity as predictors of outcomes of bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Apr;15(4):650-655. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.01.029. Epub 2019 Feb 23. PMID: 30858009; PMCID: PMC6538470.

Essayli JH, LaGrotte CA, Fink-Miller EL, Rigby A. Patients' Reported Usage of Weight Management Skills Following Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg. 2018 Feb;28(2):584-588. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-3019-5. PMID: 29170859.

Fernandez-Mendoza J, He F, LaGrotte C, Vgontzas AN, Liao D, Bixler EO. Impact of the Metabolic Syndrome on Mortality is Modified by Objective Short Sleep Duration. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 May 17;6(5):e005479. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.005479. Erratum in: J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Sep 22;6(9): PMID: 28515112; PMCID: PMC5524093.

LaGrotte C, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Calhoun SL, Liao D, Bixler EO, Vgontzas AN. The relative association of obstructive sleep apnea, obesity and excessive daytime sleepiness with incident depression: a longitudinal, population-based study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Sep;40(9):1397-404. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2016.87. Epub 2016 May 4. PMID: 27143032; PMCID: PMC5014694.

Goldbacher E, La Grotte C, Komaroff E, Vander Veur S, Foster GD. An initial evaluation of a weight loss intervention for individuals who engage in emotional eating. J Behav Med. 2016 Feb;39(1):139-50. doi: 10.1007/s10865-015-9678-6. Epub 2015 Sep 4. PMID: 26341357.