Academic and Administrative Appointments
Acting Director, Health Psychology Program
BA, Immaculata University
MA, Temple University
EdD, Boston University
Licensed Educational Psychologist
Areas of Teaching
Health Behavior Counseling
Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Dacey, M., Vail, M., & Tataronis, G. (2007). Physician Assistant students knowledge and attitudes towards aging and geriatric medicine. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 18(1), 7-15.
Zaichowsky, L. & Dacey, M. (2005). Stress and stress management in the U.S.: The current state. In K. Takenaka (Ed.), Stress and adaptation. Japan: Waseda University Press.
Dacey, M. & Appaneal, R.N. (2005). A client-centered counseling approach for motivating older adults toward physical activity. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 21(3), 194-205.
Dacey, M., Baltzell, A. & Zaichowsky, L. (2003). Factors in womens maintenance of vigorous or moderate physical activity. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 12 (1), 87-111.
Dacey, M., Baltzell, A. & Zaichowsky, L. (2008). Older adults' intrinsic and extrinsic motivation toward physical activity. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(6), 570-582.
Freizinger, M.B., Franko, D.L., Dacey, M., Okun, B., Domar, A.D. (2010). The prevalence of eating disorders in an infertile population. Journal of Fertility and Sterility, 93(1), 72-78.
Dacey, M., Murphy, J., Anderson, D., McCloskey, W. An interprofessional service-learning course unites students across educational levels and promotes patient-centered care. Journal of Nursing Education, in press.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2004
Research Consortium National Graduate Student Research Award for doctoral dissertation.
2004 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Research Consortium National Graduate Student Research Award for doctoral dissertation.
2008 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Faculty Scholarship of Teaching Award
Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
American Psychological Association
Division 2: Teaching of Psychology
Division 38: Humanistic Psychology
Division 20: Aging
Association for Humanistic Psychologists
Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
International Council on Active Aging
American Council on Exercise
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research International Council on Active Aging