Clinical Health Psychology (CHP) Leadership


CHP Director:  Nancy Hamilton, Ph.D.
CHP Co-Director:  Michael Rapoff, Ph.D.
CHP Practicum and Curriculum Coordinator:  Sarah Kirk, Ph.D.
 

Nancy A. Hamilton
Associate Professor
785-864-9827
Fraser Hall, Room 426

Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2001
Research Areas: Sleep and Chronic Pain

Director of the KU Psychological Clinic, Assistant Director of Clinical Psychology Program, Curriculum and Practicum Coordinator Health Psychology

Dr. Kirk is a clinical faculty member and administrator.  She directs all practicum activity, supervises, and facilitates clinical training opportunities.  She also teaches graduate courses and provides professional development mentorship to students.

Michael Rapoff
(KUMC) Ralph Smith Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief, Behavioral Pediatrics (pediatric psychology, adherence to pediatric medical regimens, pediatric pain assessment and management)

Dr. Rapoff is the co-director of the Major Area of Study in Health Psychology and the Team Leader for the required health psychology practicum at KUMC. Dr. Rapoff is a research advisor and supervisor for health psychology students conducting clinical research in pediatrics. He is developing an online course, “Chronic Pain Across the Lifespan”, for the Clinical Health Psychology Program.

 

The University of Kansas Clinical Health Psychology Faculty


Tamara A. Baker
Associate Professor
785-864-6528
Fraser Hall, Room 414

Research areas: Clinical Psychology

Amber Watts
Assistant Professor
785-864-2604
Fraser Hall, Room 417

Dr. Watts's research investigates health behaviors, prevention strategies, and bio-behavioral processes associated with cognitive decline & dementia. Her current research projects focus on the effect of physical activity on health and cognitive function in older adults with and without Alzheimer's disease in cooperation with the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center in Kansas City.

 

The University of Kansas Medical Center Clinical Health Psychology Faculty


Faculty below provide clinical supervision and research mentorship

Assistant Professor

Dr. Marcus Alt is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the KUMC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a licensed psychologist in the states of Kansas and Missouri.

Clinical Associate Professor, Behavioral Pediatrics (psychological & biological bases of coping and pediatrics)

Dr. Barnard is an instructor of graduate courses in health psychology and a supervisor on the pediatric rotation for health psychology practicum.

Christie Befort
(KUMC) Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Co-Leader of Cancer Control and Population Health at the University of Kansas Cancer Center
913-588-3338

Dr. Befort is a research advisor and supervisor for health psychology students conducting clinical research and also offers GRA positions at KUMC in the area of obesity and oncology.

Ann McGrath Davis
(KUMC) Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Healthy Hawks, Director of Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition

Dr. Davis is a research advisor for students conducting clinical and translational research and also offers GRA positions every year at the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition (www.chlnkc.org) in the area of pediatric obesity, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles behaviors.

(KUMC) Associate Professor
(KUMC) Clinical Assistant Professor
913-588-6463

Dr. Dwyer is a supervisor for the cancer center rotation for health psychology students and also does some clinical research consultation and supervision. 

 

(KUMC) Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
913-588-0130

Dr. Hamilton is a clinical supervisor for the cancer center rotation for health psychology students. She also conducts clinical research with opportunities for collaboration and supervision.

Monica Kurylo
(KUMC) Associate Professor for Departments of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine, Director of Neurorehabilitation Psychology
913-588-6463

Dr. Kurylo is an instructor of one of the required graduate courses in health psychology and a supervisor for the neurorehabilitation psychology rotation for the health psychology practicum.

Stephen Lassen
(KUMC) Associate Professor, Pediatrics
913-588-6323
Assistant Professor, Associate Director of fMRI, Hogland Brain Imaging Center

Dr. Martin is a clinical research advisor and supervisor for clinical and healthy psychology students.  Dr. Martin specializes in MRI research applications and the examination of neural mechanisms associated with health behaviors.

(KUMC) Director of KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth,, Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Nelson is a research advisor and supervisor for health psychology students conducting clinical research and also offers GRA positions at KUMC in the area of Telemedicine.  Dr. Nelson also teaches graduate courses in health psychology and supervises the telemedicine practicum at KUMC.

(KUMC) Associate Professor, Pediatrics (behavior therapy, nutrition/diet, type 1 diabetes, psychosocial adjustment to chronic pediatric diseases, adherence to medical regimens)
913-588-6323

 

The University of Kansas Medical Center Associated Clinical Health Psychology Faculty


Faculty below provide Research Assistantship Opportunities

Klemp
(KUMC) Clinical Psychologist/Cancer Risk Counselor, Program Manager, Breast Cancer Survivorship Center
Nicole Nollen
(KUMC) Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine(nicotine and tobacco addiction, motivational interviewing. health disparities, diet, obesity, and physical activity)
913-588-3784
Lisa Sanderson Cox
(KUMC) Research Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine & Public Health (Preventive Medicine)
913-588-2643


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