1. Minnesota


  1. Transplant Center
  2. Psychiatry and Psychology


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

Primary Appointment

  1. Psychology

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 my publications


See a description of research activities.