Eleanor Mackey, PhD Psychologist



Eleanor Mackey, PhD, is a a general child psychologist with Children’s National Health System, and a member of Children's Obesity Institute. She works with children and teens who struggle with eating and weight concerns, which include problems with being overweight as well as disordered eating and unsafe weight loss behaviors.Dr. Mackey has worked with children and teens for many years. She earned her PhD from the University of Miami, where her research focused on peer influences on teens’ eating, exercise, and weight control behaviors. As part of her PhD program, she completed an internship and subsequently her fellowship residency at Children’s National from 2006 - 2009, where she is now on the faculty as part of the Division of Psychology, one of the largest psychology teams in the region focused exclusively on children and teens.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Clinical Psychology, 2009
    Children's National Medical Center
  • PhD, 2007
    University of Miami
  • Internship Program, 2007
    Children's National Medical Center
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Eleanor Mackey

Maria's Journey

Maria was the first patient to have weight-loss surgery at Children's National. With its multidisciplinary approach, a team developed a personalized plan for the teenager.



Jamie's Story

"We cannot thank Children's National enough for diagnosing and treating Jamie. Yes, it was hard to swallow that our child had a mental illness, but we finally had a diagnosis with which to work from. "

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