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Gregory A. Aarons, PhD

Niloofar Afari, PhD

Kara S. Bagot, MD

Aaron J. Blashill, PhD

Cinnamon S. Bloss, PhD

Kerri Boutelle, PhD

Sandra A. Brown, PhD

Karen J. Calfas, PhD

Veronica Cardenas, PhD

Terry A. Cronan, PhD

Linda Gallo, PhD

Igor Grant, MD

Erik J. Groessl, PhD

Suzi Hong, PhD

Vanessa L. Malcarne, PhD

Georg E. Matt, PhD

Brent Mausbach, PhD

Paul J. Mills, PhD

David J. Moore, PhD

Mark G. Myers, PhD

Kevin Patrick, MD, MS

Thomas L. Patterson, PhD

Scott C. Roesch, PhD

Thomas Rutledge, PhD

Georgia Sadler, PhD

James F. Sallis, PhD

William J. Sieber, PhD

Steffanie Strathdee, PhD

Kristen Wells, PhD, MPH

Julie Loebach Wetherell, PhD

Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD

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Gregory A. Aarons, PhD

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Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. gaarons@ucsd.edu 
Phone
  1. 858-966-7703 x3550
Address
  1. University of California, San Diego / Department of Psychiatry / 9500 Gilman Drive (0812) / La Jolla, CA 92093-0812
Website
  1. psychiatry.ucsd.edu/faculty/gaarons.html
Graduate Institution
  1. University of South Florida
Research Description
  1. Dr. Aarons is a psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. His current work, funded by National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control, focuses on developing and testing approaches to evidence-based practice implementation and sustainment in health, mental health, and social service settings. Dr. Aarons’ implementation studies examine evidence-based practice implementation for child neglect and the use of community engagement and collaboration to support appropriate adaptation of system, organization, and intervention characteristics during implementation. His other current projects examine the effectiveness of promoting interagency collaboration to scale-up an evidence-based practice across an entire child welfare system, a study focusing on how to effectively develop local expertise to implement an evidence-based HIV preventive intervention in community health centers in Mexico, and optimizing leadership and organizational development strategies to promote effective evidence-based practice implementation in healthcare and allied healthcare settings. Dr. Aarons is an Associate Editor of the journal Implementation Science and on the editorial board of Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
Representative Publications
  1. Aarons, G.A. & Sommerfeld, D.H. (2012). Leadership, Innovation Climate, and Attitudes toward Evidence-Based Practice during a Statewide Implementation. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 51, 423-431.
  2. Aarons, G.A., Glisson, C., Green, P.D., Hoagwood, K., Kelleher, K.J., Landsverk, J.A., & The Research Network on Children’s Mental Health. (2012). The organizational social context of mental health services and clinician attitudes toward evidence-based practice: A United States national study. Implementation Science, 7:56.
  3. Aarons, G.A., Hurlburt, M. & Horwitz, S.M. (2011). Advancing a Conceptual Model of Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Public Service Sectors. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research,38, 4-23.
Collaborators
  1. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD / Ralph DiClemente, PhD / Eric Granholm, PhD / Kimberly Hoagwood, PhD / Michael Hurlburt, PhD / Sheryl Kataoka, MD / John Landsverk, PhD / Anna Lau, PhD / Douglas Novins, MD / Thomas Patterson, PhD / Enloa Proctor, PhD / Aubyn Stahmer, PhD
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Niloofar Afari, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. nafari@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Nevada, Reno
Research Description
  1. Twin studies of unexplained medical conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic pelvic pain; stress trauma and health-related outcomes; acceptance-based treatment strategies.
   

 

Kara S. Bagot, MD

Bagot K
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kbagot@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-246-2553
Address
  1. 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0405 / La Jolla, CA 92093
Website
  1. profiles.ucsd.edu/katherine.bangen
Graduate Institution
  1. Yale University Child Study Center
Research Description
  1. Dr. Bagot’s research is focused on understanding psychosocial, biological and psychiatric factors that contribute to the developmental trajectory of substance use in adolescents, and development of efficacious treatment interventions that can be implemented in naturalistic settings.
Representative Publications
  1. Montgomery L, Bagot K. Let’s be blunt: consumption methods matter among black marijuana smokers. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 May; 77(3):451-6.
  2. Bagot KS, Kaminer Y. Efficacy of stimulants for cognitive enhancement in non-attention deficit hyperactivity disorder youth: a systematic review. Addiction. 2014 Apr; 109(4):547-57.
  3. Bagot KS, Heishman SJ, Moolchan ET. Tobacco craving predicts lapse to smoking among adolescent smokers in cessation treatment. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Jun; 9(6):647-52.
Collaborators
  1. Susan Tapert

 

Aaron J. Blashill, PhD

 Aaron Blashill
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. aaron.blashill@sdsu.edu
Website
  1. https://bishlab.wordpress.com
Phone
  1. 619-594-2245
Address
  1. 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103 / San Diego, CA 92120
Graduate Institution
  1. St. Louis University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Blashill’s research focuses on the role body image plays in influencing health behaviors. He is particularly interested in studying HIV medication adherence, HIV sexual transmission risk behaviors, skin cancer prevention, and anabolic-androgenic steroid misuse. Another focus is sexual orientation health disparities, and vulnerable developmental phases, including adolescence and emerging adulthood.
Representative Publications
  1. Blashill, A. J., Goshe, B. M., Robbins, G., Mayer, K. H., & Safren, S. A. (2014). Body image disturbance and health behaviors among sexual minority men living with HIV. Health Psychology, 33, 677-680.
  2. Blashill, A. J., & Safren, S.A. (2014). Skin cancer risk behaviors among U.S. men: The role of sexual orientation. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 1640-1641.
  3. Blashill, A. J., & Safren, S. A. (2014). Sexual orientation and anabolic-androgenic steroids in U.S. adolescent boys. Pediatrics, 133, 469-475.
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Cinnamon S. Bloss, PhD

Cinnamon Bloss
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. cbloss@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. (858) 534-9595
Address
  1. Cinnamon S. Bloss, Ph.D. / University of California, San Diego / 9500 Gilman Drive / Atkinson Hall (mail code 0811) / La Jolla, CA 92093-0811
Website
  1. profiles.ucsd.edu/cinnamon.bloss
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Dr. Cinnamon Bloss’ current research focuses on the individual and societal impacts of emerging biomedical technologies. Dr. Bloss’ background is in clinical psychology, statistical genetics, genomic medicine, biomedical ethics, and health policy. Dr. Bloss has conducted both candidate gene and genome-wide association studies of neurocognitive phenotypes, as well as empirical work on biomedical ethics topics. Major projects have included studies focused on direct-to-consumer genomics, clinical genome sequencing, biosensing and mobile health, and personal health big data.
Representative Publications
  1. Bloss CS, Schork NJ, Topol EJ. Effect of direct-to-consumer genomewide profiling to assess disease risk.. N Engl J Med. 2011 Feb 10; 364(6):524-34.
  2. Bloss CS. Does family always matter? Public genomes and their effect on relatives.. Genome Med. 2013; 5(12):107.
  3. Bloss CS, Wineinger NE, Peters M, Boeldt DL, Ariniello L, Kim JY, Sheard J, Komatireddy R, Barrett P, Topol EJ. A prospective randomized trial examining health care utilization in individuals using multiple smartphone-enabled biosensors.. PeerJ. 2016; 4:e1554.
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Kerri Boutelle, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kboutelle@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Illinois Institute of Technology, Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Obesity and eating disorder treatments with children and adolescents, parenting interventions, cue reactivity, epidemiology of nutrition, physical activity and obesity.
   

 

Sandra A. Brown, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Vice Chancellor of Research
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. sandrabrown@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Wayne State University
Research Description
  1. Adolescent and adult alcohol/substance abuse; stress and coping; psychiatric comorbidity.
   

 

Karen J. Calfas, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Vice Chancellor Student Wellness
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kcalfas@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Physical activity interventions; nutrition interventions; primary care settings; college health.
   

 

Veronica Cardenas, Phd

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. vcardenas@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
   

 

Terry A. Cronan, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. tcronan@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Michigan State University
Research Description
  1. Behavioral medicine, health disparities, cancer prevention, empowerment based interventions, social support, coping with chronic diseases, and multicultural issues.
   

 

 

Linda Gallo, PhD

Gallo L
Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. lgallo@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Utah
Research Description
  1. Dr. Gallo’s research focuses on psychosocial and behavioral processes in chronic disease risks and outcomes and on socioeconomic status and ethnicity-related health inequities. Much of her research applies a multi-level, inter-disciplinary, biopsychosocial approach, incorporating macro level factors such as social status and ethnicity, individual and family level psychological and social factors, and biological mechanisms and indicators of health and disease (e.g., subclinical assessments of atherosclerosis; ambulatory blood pressure; inflammatory markers). She has served as a principal or co-investigator for a number of studies addressing socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. These studies have emphasized identifying underlying psychobiological pathways, and developing and testing culturally tailored interventions to reduce chronic disease risks in underserved populations, particularly those with low socioeconomic status and Latino ethnicity.
   

 

 

Igor Grant, MD

Academic Title
  1. Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Psychiatry
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. igrant@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of British Columbia
Research Description
  1. Stressors, human coping, and health; neuropsychology of alcohol, drug abuse, and other diseases; neurobehavioral research on AIDS; effect of chronic stress on the health of the elderly.
   

 

Erik J. Groessl, PhD

Groessl E
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor Dept. of Family and Preventive Medicine
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. egroessl@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-642-6347
Address
  1. Associate Professor and Center Director / UCSD Health Services Research Center / Family & Preventive Medicine / 9500 Gilman Dr., #0994 / La Jolla, CA 92093
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. My research applies the principles of behavioral medicine to various health care service domains. My two main directions are a) improving health care and self-care for people with Hepatitis C and b) using complementary and inetgrative medicine approaches (mainly yoga) to impact chronic disease and aging. Other interests include cost-effectiveness analysis and outcomes assessment.
Representative Publications
  1. Groessl, E. J., Weingart, K. R., Aschbacher, K., Pada, L., & Baxi, S. (2008). Yoga for Veterans with Chronic Low-Back Pain. J Altern Complement Med, 14(9), 1123-1129.
  2. Groessl, E. J., Weingart, K. R., Gifford, A. L., Asch, S. M., & Ho, S. B. (2011). Development of the hepatitis C self-management program. Patient Educ Couns, 83(2), 252-255.
  3. Groessl, E. J., Sklar, M., & Chang, D. (2012). Yoga for Low Back Pain: A Review of Concepts and Literature. . In A. A. Norasteh (Ed.), Low Back Pain 2. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.
Collaborators
  1. Sean Drummond, PhD / Carl Stepnowsky, PhD / Dilip Jeste, MD / Julie Wetherell, PhD / Hamp Atkinson, MD / Samuel B. Ho, MD / Robert M. Kaplan, PhD / Ted G. Ganiats, MD / Jill Bormann, PhD, RN / Kate Lorig, PhD, RN

 

Suzi Hong, PhD

Suzi Hong Photo
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. suzihong@ucsd.edu
Website
  1. profiles.ucsd.edu/suzi.hong
Phone
  1. 619-543-5832
Address
  1. 9500 Gilman Dr., MC 0804 / La Jolla, CA 92093-0804
Graduate Institution
  1. University Georgia
Research Description
  1. Dr. Suzi Hong investigates how the brain and the immune system communicate through neuroendocrine pathways in health and disease, an area of research that is collectively called Psychoneuroimmunology. Suzi’s work includes the topics of inflammation, immunity, stress, mood, cognition, obesity, and fitness/exercise in health and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, HIV infection, etc.
Representative Publications
  1. Hänsel, A., Hong, S., Camara, R., & von Känel, R. (2010). Inflammation as a psychosociological biomarker in chronic psychosocial stress. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 35(1), 115-121.
  2. Hong, S., Dimitrov, S., Pruitt, C., Shaikh, F., & Beg, N. (2014). Benefit of physical fitness against inflammation in obesity: role of beta adrenergic receptors. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 39, 113-120.
  3. Cheng, T., Dimitrov, S., Pruit,t C., & Hong, S. (2016). Glucocorticoid mediated regulation of inflammation in human monocytes is associated with obesity and depressive mood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 66, 195-204.
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Vanessa L. Malcarne, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. vmalcarne@mail.sdsu.edu
Website
  1. www.sci.sdsu.edu/malcarne
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Vermont
Research Description
  1. Prevention and quality of life issues in serious illness, especially cancer and the rheumatic diseases, with a focus on underserved populations; test construction and validation across cultural groups.
Representative Publications
  1. Merz, E. L., Malcarne, V. L., Assassi, S., Nair, D. K., Graham, T. A., Yellman, B. P., Estrada-Y-Martin, R. M., & Mayes, M. D. (in press). Biopsychosocial typologies of pain in a cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis. Arthritis Care & Research.
  2. Fox, R. S, Malcarne, V. L., Roesch, S. C., & Sadler, G. R. (in press). The Cultural Health Attributions Questionnaire (CHAQ): Reliability, validity, and refinement. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
  3. Malcarne, V. L., Fox, R. S., Mills, S. D., & Gholizadeh, S. (2013). Psychosocial aspects of systemic sclerosis. Clinical Opinions in Rheumatology. 25, 707-713.
  4. Malcarne, V. L. (2011). Coping with cancer. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
   

 

Georg E. Matt, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. gmatt@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Northwestern University
Research Description
  1. Behaviors, pathways, properties of micro-environments and tobacco smoke pollutants that mediate and moderate exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke; measurement of persistent tobacco smoke pollution of micro-environments; tobacco control policies to protect nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke exposure; fuzzy set models for retrospective reports of health and social behaviors; program evaluation; meta-analysis; generalizability.
   

 

Brent Mausbach, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. bmausbach@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Research Description
  1. Research focuses on bridging basic scientific research with clinical services in two domains; links between stress/coping and health outcomes, and their association with health outcomes and well-being; The assessment and treatment of middle-aged and older adults with schizophrenia.
   

 

Paul J. Mills, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. pmills@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Maharishi University
Research Description
  1. Psychoneuroimmunology, the role of the immune system in inflammation in stress and hypertension, inflammation and fatigue in breast cancer, effects of spaceflight on adrenergic receptors and immunity. http://psychiatry.ucsd.edu/faculty/pmills.html,
   

 

David J. Moore, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Assistant Adjunct Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. djmoore@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Neurobehavioral and everyday functioning of HIV+ persons with mental illness; clinicopathological studies of neuroAIDS.
   

 

Mark G. Myers, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. mgmyers@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Research Description
  1. Tobacco use course and cessation. Course of tobacco and other substance use in adolescents and young adults. Tobacco cessation for individuals with psychiatric disorders.
   

 

 

Kevin Patrick, MD, MS

Patrick K
Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. kpatrick@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Baylor College of Medicine
Research Description
  1. Research exploring how mobile, home and social technologies can be leveraged to measure and improve the health of individuals and populations. Research is conducted in the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems at the Qualcomm Institute, Calit2’s San Diego Division. This is in the center of UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering where collaboration with a variety of engineers and related sciences can be facilitated.
   

 

Thomas L. Patterson, PhD

Patterson T
Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. tpatterson@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-534-3354
Address
  1. Department of Psychiatry, MC 0680 / Stein Clinical Research #252 / 9500 Gilman Drive / La Jolla CA 92093-0680
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, Riverside
Research Description
  1. Randomized clinical trials (funded by NIH) of theory-based behavioral interventions to reduce HIV and STI risk among high-risk groups (drug users, sex workers and their clients), with added focus on the U.S.-Mexico border and global health. Evaluation of measurements of functional capacity for persons with psychosis (particularly schizophrenia)
Representative Publications
  1. Patterson, T.L., Mausbach, B.T., Lozada, R., Staines, H., Semple, S.J., Fraga, M., Orozovich, P., Abramovitz, D., de la Torre, A., Amaro, H., Martinez, G., Magis-Rodríguez, C., & Strathdee, S.A. (2008). Efficacy of a brief behavioral intervention to promote condom use among female sex workers in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. American Journal of Public Health 98(11): 2051-2057.
  2. Mausbach, B.T., Semple, S.J., Strathdee, S.A., Zians, J., & Patterson, T.L. (2007). Efficacy of a behavioral intervention for increasing safer sex behaviors in HIV+ methamphetamine users: Results from the EDGE study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 87(2-3): 249-257.
  3. Harvey, P.D., Raykov, T., Twamley, E.W., Vella, L., Heaton, R.K., & Patterson, T.L. (2013) The factor structure of neurocognition and functional capacity in schizophrenia: a multi¬dimen-sional examination of temporal stability. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(1), 1–8.
Collaborators
  1. Steffanie A. Strathdee / Scott Roesch / Robert K. Heaton / Elizabeth Twamley / Brent Mausbach / Veronica Cardenas / Colin Depp

 

Scott C. Roesch, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
E-mail
  1. sroesch@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone
  1. 619-594-2652
Address
  1. Department of Psychology / San Diego State University / 5500 Campanile Drive / San Diego, CA 92182-4611
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Nebraska
Research Description
  1. Dr. Roesch’s research lab examines how individuals perceptions of stressful events (e.g., appraisals, attributions) influence the coping process. In the context of stressful events, this lab is also interested in the role that personality dimensions (e.g., neuroticism, openness) and culture/ethnicity play in shaping these perceptions and the possible positive growth that one can realize from successfully coping with a stressor.
Representative Publications
  1. Roesch, S.C., Norman,G.J., Merz, E.L., Sallis, J.F., & Patrick, K. (in press). Longitudinal measurement invariance of psychosocial measures in physical activity research: An application to adolescent data. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  2. Roesch, S.C., Aldridge, A.A., Stocking, S.N., Villodas, F., Leung, Q., Bartley, C., & Black, L.J. (2010). Multilevel factor analysis and structural equation modeling of daily diary coping data: Modeling trait and state variation. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 45, 767-789.
  3. Roesch, S.C., Duangdao, K.M., Vaughn, A.A., Villodas, F., & Aldridge, A.A. (2010). Dispositional hope and the propensity to cope: A daily diary assessment of minority adolescents. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16, 191-198.

 

Thomas Rutledge, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. Thomas.Rutledge@med.va.gov
Phone
  1. 858 552 8585 x7273
Address
  1. Psychology Service (116B), VA San Diego Healthcare System
Graduate Institution
  1. University of British Columbia
Research Description
  1. My research addresses psychosocial aspects of major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, obesity, diabetes, and other conditions. This research includes treatment, observational, and mechanistic studies.
Representative Publications
  1. Rutledge T, Braden AL, Woods G, Herbst KL, Groesz LM, Savu M. (2012). Five-year Changes in Psychiatric Health and Weight-Related Comorbidities Following Bariatric Surgery in a Veteran Population. Obesity Surgery;11:1734-1741.
  2. Rutledge T, Redwine L, Linke S, Mills P. (2013, in press) A Meta-Analysis of Mental Health Treatments versus Cardiac Rehabilitation for Improving Clinical Outcomes and Depression among Patients with Coronary Heart Disease. Psychosomatic Medicine.
  3. Rutledge & WISE investigators. (2013, in press). Anxiety Associations with Cardiac Symptoms, Angiographic Disease Severity, & Healthcare Utilization among Women with Suspected Myocardial Ischemia. International Journal of Cardiology.

 

Georgia Sadler, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
E-mail
  1. gsadler@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. The Union Institute and University
Research Description
  1. Leading the research and service activities of the UCSD Cancer Center’s Community Outreach Program. The Community Outreach Program interfaces with every aspect of the Cancer Center’s operation. Dr. Sadler is conversant in the Cancer Center’s clinical mission, with a working knowledge of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials.
   

 

 

James F. Sallis, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Distinguished Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
Track(s)
  1. Bmed
E-mail
  1. jsallis@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Memphis State University
Research Description
  1. Health promotion; approaches to changing physical activity, nutrition, and smoking behaviors in adults and children, environmental influences on health behavior. www.drjamessallis.sdsu.edu,
   

 

William J. Sieber, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Associate Clinical Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
Track(s)
  1. Bmed
E-mail
  1. bsieber@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. Yale University
Research Description
  1. Measurement issues in mind-body medicine, quality of life, effects of psychological interventions on physical health, self-management in chronic illness, translational research on mental health in primary care (collaborative care).
   

 

Steffanie Strathdee, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
Track(s)
  1. Bmed
E-mail
  1. sstrathdee@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Toronto
Research Description
  1. Prevention of blood borne infections and barriers to care among injection drug using populations, specifically HIV and viral hepatitis.
   

 

Kristen Wells, PhD, MPH

Wells K
Academic Title
  1. Assistant Professor
Affiliation
  1. SDSU
Track(s)
  1. Bmed
E-mail
  1. kwells@mail.sdsu.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of South Florida, Emory University
Research Description
  1. Dr. Wells’ research focuses broadly on cancer-related disparities and cancer communication, with specific interest in patient navigation interventions, community health worker interventions, and the development and evaluation of multiple types of health communication interventions.
Representative Publications
  1. Wells, K.J., Lee, J-H., Calcano, E.R., Meade, C.D., Rivera, M., Fulp, W.J., & Roetzheim, R.G. (2012). A cluster randomized trial evaluating the efficacy of patient navigation in improving quality of diagnostic care for patients with breast or colorectal cancer abnormalities. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, 21,1664-1672.
  2. Wells, K.J., Quinn, G. P., Meade, C.D., Fletcher, M., Martinez Tyson, D., Jim, H., & Jacobsen, P.B. (2012). Development of a cancer clinical trials multi-media educational intervention: Clinical Trials: Are They Right for You? Patient Education and Counseling, 88, 232-240.
  3. Wells, K. J., Luque, J.S., Miladinovic, B., Vargas, N., Asvat, Y., Roetzheim, R.G., & Kumar, A. (2011). Do community health worker interventions improve rates of screening mammography: A systematic review. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, 20, 1580-1598.

 

Julie Loebach Wetherell, PhD

Wetherell J
Academic Title
  1. Associate Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
Track(s)
  1. Bmed
E-mail
  1. jwetherell@ucsd.edu
Phone
  1. 858-552-8585 x2752
Address
  1. 3350 La Jolla Village Drive / VMRF Building, Room 206A / San Diego, CA 92161
Graduate Institution
  1. University of Southern California
Research Description
  1. Geropsychology; interventions for anxiety and depression in older adults; biological and neurocognitive effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and exercise in older adults
Representative Publications
  1. Wetherell, J. L., Petkus, A. J., Thorp, S. R., Stein, M. B., Chavira, D. A., Campbell-Sills, L., Craske, M. G., Sherbourne, C., Bystritsky, A., Sullivan, G., & Roy-Byrne, P. (in press). Age differences in treatment response to a collaborative care intervention for anxiety disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry.
  2. Wetherell, J. L., Petkus, A. J., White, K. S., Nguyen, H., Kornblith, S., Andreescu, C., Zisook, S., & Lenze, E. J. (in press). Antidepressant medication augmented with cognitive behavioral therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in older adults. American Journal of Psychiatry.
  3. Wetherell, J. L., Afari, N., Rutledge, T., Sorrell, J. T., Stoddard, J. A., Petkus, A. J., Solomon, B. C., Lehman, D. H., Liu, L., Lang, A. J., & Atkinson, J. H. (2011). A randomized, controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for chronic pain. Pain, 152, 2098-2107.
Collaborators
  1. Drs. Catherine Ayers / Niloo Afari

 

Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD

Academic Title
  1. Professor in Residence
Affiliation
  1. UCSD
Track(s)
  1. Bmed
E-mail
  1. szhu@ucsd.edu
Graduate Institution
  1. University of California, San Diego
Research Description
  1. Behavioral intervention, smoking behaviors in adults, adolescents, and pregnant women, smoking and depression, population study of health behavior, methodology.