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PhD Program in Clinical Health Psychology

Core and Affiliated Faculty

The admissions committee considers all applicants with excellent academic credentials, research potential and clinical interest or experience. Successful applicants, however, are those who best demonstrate an excellent fit with our program and one or more of our Core or Affiliated Clinical Health Psychology faculty.  

Core Faculty
Elizabeth Allen, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Couples Functioning & Health, Military Marriage, Relationship Education, Infidelity
Edward Dill, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Clinical Child and Adolescent (Pediatric) Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Quantitative Methods, Health-Related Quality of Life, Psychosocial Correlates of Health, Victimization and Bullying
Kevin Everhart, Ph.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology & Clinical Director, Psychological Services Center. Expertise: Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment,
Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology, Infant Mental Health
James Grigsby, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience
Kristin Kilbourn, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Stress and Health, Psychosocial Oncology, Palliative Care, Psychoimmunology, Caregiver Stress
Krista Ranby, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Relationship Partners and Health Behavior, Smoking, Physical Activity, Social Psychology, Quantitative Methods
Kevin Masters, Ph.D.Professor & Clinical Health Psychology Program Director. Expertise: Spirituality & Health, Cardiovascular Disorders, Exercise
Jonathan Shaffer, Ph.D., Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Psychology. Expertise: Behavioral Cardiology, Geriatric Cardiology, Meta-analysis, Psychometrics
Barbara Walker, Ph.D. Clinical Professor of Psychology, Coordinator of Clinical Training, & Director of the Psychology Clinic. Expertise: Clinical Health Psychology, Chronic Pain, Integrated Primary Care, Processes of Evidence-Based Psychology Practice, and Chronic Disease Management


Affiliated Faculty

Mitchell Handelsman, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology & CU President's Teaching Scholar. Expertise: Ethics, Teaching

Peter Kaplan, Ph.D.Professor & Chair. Expertise: Postpartum depression and child development