Coping with and adjusting to chronic medical illness especially Chronic Pain, Cancer, and Gastrointestinal Disorders
Health Behavior Change
Anxiety Disorders (illness anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Behavioral Medicine Integration, Motivational Interviewing in health care settings
Developing group intervention to improve comorbid pain, insomnia, and depression.
Adapting behavioral interventions for use in the medical setting. Training other health professionals in the use of brief interventions.
Creating and implementing effective hospital-wide programs to increase availability of mental health services and to encourage positive health behavior change (e.g., stress management, pain management), especially geared toward underserved populations.
Examining the effectiveness of these interventions for improving access, well-being, and other relevant medical outcomes.