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Nancy Beckman

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPsychiatry & Behav. Neurosci
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Clinical Interests
    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

    Research Interests
    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.


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    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and SciencePh.D. 2011Clinical Psychology
    University of Chicago Medical CenterPsychology Internship2011Department of Psychiatry
    University of Illinois at ChicagoPost-Doctoral Fellowship2012Clinical Health Psychology
    IllinoisLicensed Clinical Psychologist

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    1. Staab EM, Terras M, Dave P, Beckman N, Shah S, Vinci LM, Yohanna D, Laiteerapong N. Measuring Perceived Level of Integration During the Process of Primary Care Behavioral Health Implementation. Am J Med Qual. 2018 May/Jun; 33(3):253-261. PMID: 29072487.
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    2. Gilliam WP, Burns JW, Gagnon C, Stanos S, Matsuura J, Beckman N. Strategic self-presentation may enhance effects of interdisciplinary chronic pain treatment. Health Psychol. 2013 Feb; 32(2):156-163. PMID: 22888822.
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    3. Zakowski SG, Herzer M, Barrett SD, Milligan JG, Beckman N. Who benefits from emotional expression? An examination of personality differences among gynaecological cancer patients participating in a randomized controlled emotional disclosure intervention trial. Br J Psychol. 2011 Aug; 102(3):355-72. PMID: 21751994.
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    4. Beckman NJ, Zacny JP, Walker DJ. Within-subject comparison of the subjective and psychomotor effects of a gaseous anesthetic and two volatile anesthetics in healthy volunteers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006 Jan 04; 81(1):89-95. PMID: 16024183.
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    5. Walker DJ, Beckman NJ, Zacny JP. Reinforcing and subjective effects of the volatile anesthetic, sevoflurane. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2004 Nov 11; 76(2):191-201. PMID: 15488343.
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    6. Zacny JP, Beckman NJ. The effects of a cold-water stimulus on butorphanol effects in males and females. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2004 Aug; 78(4):653-9. PMID: 15301918.
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