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About Charles R. Carlson

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Charles R. Carlson, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Endowed Professor in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Since 1988, he has been a member of the Department of Psychology and holds joint appointments in the Division of Oral Health Science in the College of Dentistry and the Department of Behavioral Science in the College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1983. Dr. Carlson recently completed his second term as the chair of the Department of Psychology and serves as the Director of Behavioral Medicine and Research at the Orofacial Pain Center in the University’s College of Dentistry. Dr. Carlson is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been awarded the diplomate in clinical health psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Carlson’s current research projects are exploring the self-regulation of breathing patterns to help women manage the physiological outcomes associated with exposure to traumatic life events and engage in effective decision-making under stressful conditions. In this research he is using virtual reality systems to enhance the realism of the laboratory experiences for women. He is also developing a model intervention to reduce drinking and other risk-related behaviors in adolescents and young adults that takes advantage of the protective roles that religious beliefs and behaviors have been shown to exert. Dr. Carlson’s ongoing projects are focused towards enhancing women’s self-regulatory capacity under stressful conditions and recovering from traumatic life events.
In 2007 he was honored by the Kentucky Psychological Association with the Psychologist of the Year award.

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Present Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Present Faculty Member, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
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Present Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences
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Present Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Endowed Professor, University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women
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Lexington, KY 40506-0044
Office: (859) 257-4394

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