Shawna L. Ehlers, Ph.D., L.P.

  1. Psychologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Alcoholism
  2. Chronic illness
  3. Nicotine dependence
  1. Transplant
  • 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
  1. 2005
    Research Fellowship - Psycho-oncology, Head and Neck Cancer Work GroupUniversity of Florida Health Science Center
  2. 2004
    Postdoctoral Fellowship - Transplant Psychology, Center for Behavioral Health Research in Organ Transplantation and DonationUniversity of Florida Health Science Center
  3. 2002
    PhD - Clinical Psychology, Emphasis: Health PsychologyUniversity of Iowa
  4. 2002
    Clinical Internship - Clinical & Health PsychologyUniversity of Florida
  5. 1998
    MA - Clinical PsychologyUniversity of Iowa
  6. 1996
    BA - Psychology (summa cum laude)University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Clinical Health PsychologyAmerican Board of Professional Psychology

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Invited NIH Grant ReviewerNIH-NCI Special Emphasis Panel on Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decision Processes in Cancer Control
  2. 2017
    Elected ChairCancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  3. 2016
    US DelegateAmerican Psychological Association
  4. 2014
    Winner of 28th Annual Telly Award: Silver Telly in Health and Wellness categoryPatient Education Development: DVD
  5. 2014
    Scholar, From Cancer to Health: A Stress Management InterventionThe Ohio State University
  6. 2012
    FellowAmerican Academy of Clinical Health Psychology
  7. 2012
    Best Abstract for oral presentationBlood and Marrow Transplant Tandem Meetings, Pharmacy Session
  8. 2012
    Invited Press ReleaseSociety of Behavioral Medicine
  9. 2008
    NIH-NCRR KL2 Program AwardNational Institutes of Health
  10. 2006
    FellowNIH-NCI/OBSSR Advanced Training Institute in Health Behavior Theory
  11. 2005
    Invited Grant ReviewerNIH-NIAID Special Emphasis Panel on Clinical Outcomes of Live Organ Donors
  12. 2004
    FellowNIH Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions
  13. 2003
    Citation PaperSociety of Behavioral Medicine
  14. 2003
    Meritorious Student PaperSociety of Behavioral Medicine
  15. 2000
    Research Travel GrantGraduate Student Senate
  16. 1999
    Research Travel GrantDepartment of Psychology, University of Iowa
  17. 1998
    Research Travel Grant awarded by the Student GovernmentUniversity of Iowa
  18. 1998
    Research Travel GrantDepartment of Psychology, University of Iowa
  19. 1998
    Research Travel GrantGraduate Student Senate
  20. 1997
    Research Travel GrantDepartment of Psychology, University of Iowa
  21. 1996
    Summa cum laude graduation honorsUniversity of Minnesota
  22. 1995
    Dean's ListUniversity of Minnesota
  23. 1995
    Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grant (honor's thesis)Awarding Organization
  24. 1994
    College of Liberal Arts ScholarUniversity of Minnesota
  25. 1994
    Honor's Division MemberUniversity of Minnesota
  26. 1994
    MemberPsi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology
  27. 1993
    Western Saddle Club Association ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  28. 1992
    Freshman Academic ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota
  29. 1992
    Ladies Auxiliary ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  30. 1992
    Art ScholarshipPrinceton High School
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Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - 2019
    ChairCancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  2. 2018 - 2019
    ChairCancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  3. 2017 - 2018
    Co-ChairCancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  4. 2017 - 2018
    ChairCancer SIG
  5. 2017 - 2018
    Committee MemberAmerican Psychosocial Oncology Society
  6. 2017 - 2018
    Program CommitteeAmerican Psychosocial Oncology Society
  7. 2017 - 2018
    Co-ChairCancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  8. 2017 - 2018
    Consulting EditorDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  9. 2017
    Content Expert AdvisorPatient Education Development
  10. 2017
    Past ChairDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  11. 2017 - present
    Council MemberDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  12. 2017 - present
    Council MemberAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  13. 2016 - 2017
    Co-ChairCancer SIG
  14. 2016
    Script and Content AdvisorPatient Education Development
  15. 2016
    Programming ChairDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  16. 2016
    USA DelegateAmerican Psychological Association
  17. 2016
    Program ChairAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  18. 2016 - present
    Faculty MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center Committees, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  19. 2016 - present
    Faculty MemberDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychology
  20. 2016 - present
    Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  21. 2016 - present
    ReviewerDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  22. 2015 - 2018
    Council MemberDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  23. 2015 - 2018
    Council MemberAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  24. 2015 - 2017
    Program Chair ElectDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  25. 2015 - 2017
    Program Co-chairAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  26. 2015 - 2016
    Board MemberDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  27. 2015 - 2016
    Program ChairExpert Consultation Planning Committee, Health Psychology Student Council, Division 38 - Health Psychology
  28. 2015 - 2016
    Board of DirectorsAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  29. 2015 - 2016
    Scientific Program ReviewerAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  30. 2015
    Script and Content AdvisorPatient Education Development
  31. 2015 - present
    AdvisorAskMayoExpert
  32. 2015 - present
    AdvisorAskMayoExpert
  33. 2015 - present
    WriterDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  34. 2015 - present
    ReviewerDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  35. 2014 - 2015
    Committee MemberCancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  36. 2014 - 2015
    Committee MemberWorld Congress of Psycho-Oncology
  37. 2014 - 2015
    Planning CommitteeCancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  38. 2014
    Advisor, ActorPatient Education Development
  39. 2014
    Content Expert AdvisorPatient Education Development
  40. 2014 - present
    Scientific ReviewerOffice of Health Disparities Research
  41. 2014 - present
    Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Clinical Health Psychology
  42. 2013 - 2017
    Scientific Grant ReviewerOak Ridge Associated Universities
  43. 2013 - present
    Ad Hoc MemberReproductive Medicine Practice and Quality Committee, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  44. 2013 - present
    Associate DirectorCenter of Translational Science Activities (CTSA)
  45. 2013 - present
    Associate Directorclinical and translational science (CCaTS)
  46. 2013 - present
    Scientific Grant ReviewerOak Ridge Associated Universities
  47. 2012 - 2014
    Curriculum Theme Leader - Behavioral and Social SciencesCenter for Clinical and Translational Science
  48. 2012 - 2014
    MemberAnnual Meeting Scientific Program Committee, American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  49. 2012
    Co-ChairDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychology Research Committee
  50. 2012 - present
    Behavioral and Social Science, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  51. 2012 - present
    Faculty MemberDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychology
  52. 2012 - present
    MemberCenter for Clinical and Translational Science
  53. 2012 - present
    Scientific ReviewerCenter for Clinical and Translational Science
  54. 2012 - present
    Master's Teaching Privilegesclinical and translational science (CCaTS)
  55. 2012 - present
    Committee MemberAnnual Meeting Scientific Program Committee, American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  56. 2011
    ChairDepartment of Psychiatry & Psychology Research Committee
  57. 2011
    Co-ChairDepartment of Psychiatry & Psychology Research Committee
  58. 2011
    Reviewersociety of Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group Multiple Health Behaviroal Change
  59. 2011
    Scientific ReviewerBest Presentation Addressing Multiple Risk Factors, Multiple Risk Factor Intervention, Annual Meeting, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  60. 2011 - present
    Founding MemberConsultation Program, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  61. 2010 - 2011
    MemberSearch Committee, Neuropsychologist Position-Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Program
  62. 2010 - 2011
    ChairGrand Rounds Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  63. 2010
    ReviewerPoster and Symposia Submissions for the Annual Meetings, American Psychosomatic Society
  64. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Psychosocial Oncology Society
  65. 2009
    ConsultantInnovation Animal Assisted Therapy Program, Mayo Clinic
  66. 2008 - 2014
    ReviewerPoster and Symposia Submissions for the Annual Meetings, Annual Meeting, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  67. 2008 - 2012
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  68. 2008 - 2010
    Co-ChairGrand Rounds Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  69. 2008
    Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  70. 2007 - 2012
    MemberResearch Track Review Committee, Psychiatry Residency Program, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  71. 2007 - 2011
    MemberTransplant Ethics Advisory Board, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  72. 2007
    HostGrand Rounds, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  73. 2006 - 2008
    MemberReproductive Medicine Advisory Board, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  74. 2006 - 2007
    MemberSearch Committee, Clinical Health Psychologist Position - Bariatrics
  75. 2006
    Specialty WriterHematology/Oncology BMT Central Line Newsletter, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine
  76. 2006 - present
    AdvisorMayo Clinic Cancer Center
  77. 2006 - present
    Script and Content AdvisorPatient Education Development
  78. 2005 - 2012
    MemberNeurobehavioral Oncology Conference Group
  79. 2005 - 2012
    MemberBlood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Quality Committee
  80. 2005 - 2012
    MemberBlood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Committee
  81. 2005 - 2011
    ChairEducation, Trainng, and Career Development Council Mentorship Committee, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  82. 2005 - 2010
    MemberGrand Rounds Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  83. 2005
    MemberMinnesota Psychological Association
  84. 2005 - present
    Faculty MemberMayo Clinic Clinical Health Psychology Training Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  85. 2004 - 2005
    ReviewerPoster and Symposia Submissions for the Annual Meetings, Annual Meeting, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  86. 2004
    Co-DeveloperDatabase of Health Psychology Graduate Training Programs, Division 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  87. 2004 - present
    MemberEvidence Based Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  88. 2004 - present
    MemberMultiple Risk Factor Intervention Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  89. 2003 - 2005
    MemberHead and Neck Cancer Working Group, Shands Cancer Center, University of Florida
  90. 2003 - 2004
    ReviewerPoster and Symposia Submissions for the 2004 and 2005 Meetings, Annual Meeting, Division 38 - Health Psychology
  91. 2003
    Scientific Program ReviewerAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  92. 2001
    MemberUniversity of Florida
  93. 2001
    MemberDepartment of Clinical and Health Psychology, Session on internship application process, University of Florida
  94. 2001
    MemberSession on internship application process, University of Iowa
  95. 2000
    MemberEducation and Training Committee, Division 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  96. 1999 - 2000
    Student RepresentativeClinic Director Search Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa
  97. 1999 - 2000
    MemberProspective-Student Recruitment Reform Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa
  98. 1999
    Coordinator of ReviewsPoster and Symposia Submissions for the 2000 Meeting, Chronic Illness Tract, Annual Meeting
  99. 1998 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Psychosomatic Society
  100. 1998 - 2000
    Student RepresentativeClinical Area Training Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa
  101. 1998 - 2000
    ReviewerPoster and Symposia Submissions for the Annual Meetings, Annual Meeting, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  102. 1998 - present
    MemberDivision 38 - Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  103. 1998 - present
    MemberSociety of Behavioral Medicine
  104. 1998 - present
    MemberCancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  105. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  106. 1998 - present
    MemberEvidence Based Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  107. 1998 - present
    MemberSpecial Interest Group Multiple Health Behavior Change
  108. 1998 - present
    MemberSociety of Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group Theories and Techniques of Behavioral Change Intervention
  109. 1997 - 1998
    Student Faculty RepresentativeDepartment of Psychology, University of Iowa
  110. 1996 - 2002
    MemberUniversity of Iowa
  111. 1996 - 1997
    ReviewerPoster and Symposia Submissions for the 1997 and 1998 Meeting, Annual Meeting, Division 38 - Health Psychology
  112. 1996 - 1997
    Scientific Program ReviewerAmerican Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  113. 1996
    MemberGraduate Student Senate Committee, University of Iowa
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Publications

Research activities

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