Faculty Detail

Mary Tantillo, PhD,PMHCNS-BC,FAED, CGP

Professor of Clinical Nursing
Mary Tantillo

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: 276-4385


PhD, RN, 1992. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, US


Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (Professional Board Certification)


Tantillo, M., Marconi, M.A., Rideout, K., Anson, E.A., & Reifenstein, K.A.. (2017). Creating a Nursing Student Center for Academic and Professional Success. Journal of Nursing Education, 56 (4), 235-239.

Maine, M. D., Samuels, K.L., Tantillo, M.. (2015). Eating Disorders in adult women:Biopsychosocial, developmental, and clinical considerations. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/21662630.2014.999103.

Tantillo, Mary, Sanftner, & Hauenstein, Emily. (2013). Restoring connection in the face of disconnection: an integrative approach to understanding and treating anorexia nervosa, Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice. (1), 21-38 http//dx.doi.org/10.1080/21662630.2013.742980.

Tantillo, M., & Kreipe, R. E. . (2011). Improving Connections for Adolescents Across High-Intensity Settings for the. In D. Le Grange & James Lock (Eds.), Handbook of assessment and treatment for , 199-219.

Tantillo, M.. (2011). The Patient-Family-Clinician-Researcher Quest for Quality. In J. Alexander & J. Treasure ., 485-496.

Sanftner, J. L., & Tantillo, M. . (2011). Body image and eating disorders: A compelling source of shame for women. In R. Dearing & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association..

Sanftner, J.L. & Tantillo, M.. (2010). Measuring Perceived Mutuality in Women: Further Validation of the Connection-Disconnection Scale. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 5, 344-357.

Tantillo, M., Sanftner, J.. (2010). Measuring Perceived Mutuality in Women with Eating Disorders: The Development of the Connection-Disconnection Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 18 (2), 100-119.

Tantillo, M., Sanftner, J.L.. (2010). Mutuality and Motivation: Connecting with Patients and Families for Change in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. In M. Maine 7 D. Bunnell, &B. McGilley (Eds.) Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice. London, UK: Elsevier, 319-334.

Tantillo, M.. (2006). A Relational Approach to Eating Disorders Multifamily Therapy Group: Moving from Difference and . , Families, Systems, & Health, 24 (1), 82-102.

Tantillo, M., McDowell, S., Anson, E., Taillie, E., & Cole, R. . (2006). Combining supported housing and partial . Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 17 (5), 385-399.

Tantillo, M., & Kreipe, R. E. (2006). The impact of gender socialization on group treatment of eating disorders. Group: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, 30 (4), 281-306.

Tantillo, M.. (2004). The therapistís use of self-disclosure in a Relational Therapy approach for eating disorders. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 12, 51-73.

Tantillo, M. & Sanftner, J. (2003). The Relationship between Perceived Mutuality and Bulimic Symptoms, Depression, and Therapeutic Change in Group. . Eating Behavior, 3 (4), 349-364.

Tantillo, M., Nappa Bitter, C., Adams, B. (2001). Enhancing readiness for eating disorder treatment: A relational/motivational group model for change. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 9, 203-216.

Tantillo, M. D. (2000). Short-term relational therapy for women with bulimia nervosa. . Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 8 (2), 99-122.

Tantillo, M.. (1998). A relational approach to group therapy for women with bulimia nervosa: Moving from understanding to action. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 48 (4), 477-498.

Tantillo, M.. (1994). Ricoeurean hermeneutics: Its application in developing a contextual understand¨ing of human experience. In P. L. Chinn (Ed.), Advances in methods of inquiry for nursing. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc..


Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2014

John Romano Award.
Mental Health Association of Rochester, 2012

Association for Creativity in Counseling Research Award 2011.
Association for Creativity in Counseling , 2011

Meehan-Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy .
Academy for Eating Disorders, 2010

Richard C. Palermo Quality Award.
St. Joseph's Villa, 2009

Monroe Community College Alumni Contributing to the Community Award.
Monroe Community College , 2008

Woman of Influence in Health Care .
Girl Scout of Genesee Valley, Inc. , 2005

Fellow, Academy for Eating Disorders.
Academy for Eating Disorders, 2003

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Award .
Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon xi chapter, 1996

Annual Outstanding Nurse Award for Excellence in Patient and Family Nursing.
University of Rochester Medical Center, Dept of Nursing, 1984

Nazareth Alumni Association Award .
Nazareth College of Rochester, 1982

Excellence in Nursing Award .
Monroe Community College , 1980