Behavioral Medicine Lab
We focus on increasing access to behavioral health for disadvantaged groups. Most chronic diseases and cancers are preventable and health disparities in underserved groups are great.
The Behavioral Medicine Lab specializes in how to help people get unstuck from maladaptive health behavior patterns at the individual (rumination), societal (superstitious thoughts and culture), community (stigma), institutional (dissemination and implementation science), and legislative (health policy) levels.
Selected projects include studying rumination's effect on vaccine avoidance, developing interventions for lung cancer stigma and smoking, decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality for black women with increasing adherence to a text messaging intervention, integrating psychological services into primary care and medical settings, spanish speaking insomnia treatment, health policy initiatives to increase health equity.