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

  1. Psychologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota


  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

Rochester, Minnesota

  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


  1. 2008
    Clinical Health PsychologyAmerican Board of Professional Psychology