|Present||Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School ‐ Department of Psychiatry|
|Present||Director of Health Psychology, University of Massachusetts Medical School|
Honors and Awards
- Early Career Achievement Award in Science and Health, UMass Medical School (2014)
- National Finalist, Mitchell Max Award for Pain Research, National Institutes of Health (2013)
- Invited to be one of 5 delegates of the APA to establish research ties to Renmin University in Beijing, China (2012)
- Invitee NIH – OBSSR 12th Annual Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials (2012)
- Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Health Psychologists (ACHP) (2012)
- Early Investigator “Research Camp” Fellow, Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research (2010)
- Honorable Mention; Early Investigator Award for Spirituality and Health Research; Society of Behavioral Medicine (2008)
- Awarded Recognition in “Who’s Who in America” (2008 & 2010)
- Society of Behavioral Medicine Distinguished Student Award (2006)
- Society of Behavioral Medicine Meritorious Student Research Award (2005)
- Bowling Green State University Shanklin Award for the Most Outstanding Thesis of 2002-2003 (2003)
- Award for Research Excellence, Research Symposium in Psychiatry, Psychology, & Behavioral Science, Toledo, OH (2003)
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