1. Minnesota


  1. Transplant Center
  2. Psychiatry and Psychology


  1. BA - Psychology (summa cum laude) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  2. MA - Clinical Psychology University of Iowa
  3. Clinical Internship - Clinical & Health Psychology University of Florida
  4. PhD - Clinical Psychology, Emphasis: Health Psychology University of Iowa
  5. Postdoctoral Fellowship - Transplant Psychology, Center for Behavioral Health Research in Organ Transplantation and Donation University of Florida Health Science Center
  6. Research Fellowship - Psycho-oncology, Head and Neck Cancer Work Group University of Florida Health Science Center

Academic rank

  1. Associate Professor of Psychology


  • Transplant psychology and psycho-oncology, caregiver and general social support
  • Psychological factors affecting medical conditions, quality of life, adjustment to chronic illness
  • Optimizing psychometric assessment to study the impact of health behaviors related to end-stage organ disease and transplant outcomes
  • Integrating evidence-based behavioral medicine with transplant medicine
  • Risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular diseases (e.g., tobacco and alcohol use)
  • Cancer and cardiovascular risk behaviors, adherence to medical regimens (compliance)
  • Health behaviors related to transplant outcomes
  • Ethics of organ and cell donation
  • Multi-site transplant center study of skin cancer prevention behaviors in solid organ transplant populations
  • Randomized NIH clinical trial to examine the efficacy of an herbal treatment for tobacco dependence


See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.


See a description of research activities.


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