Friday, February 3, 2012

2/05- Dr Carol talks with Laurie Keefer


Laurie Keefer, PhD - Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Center for Psychosocial Research in GI Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology

Laurie Keefer, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and aclinical health psychologist specializing in behavioral interventions forgastrointestinal disorders. She is thefounder and director of the Center forPsychosocial Research in GI, housed within the Division of Gastroenterologyat Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Funded through grants through the NationalInstitutes of Health (NIH), the primary goal of the Center is to promote healthyself-management skills for individuals who have gastrointestinal conditions forwhich there is no cure. Currently, thecenter is recruiting research participants with Irritable Bowel Syndrome,Crohn’s Disease, Esophageal Eosiniphilia and Heartburn for participation inbehavioral clinical trials.
Dr. Keefer received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’sstudies from Pennsylvania State University and went on to receive her master’sdegree and doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Albany,State University of New York. Dr. Keefercompleted her residency and fellowship in health psychology at Rush UniversityMedical Center in Chicago. Originallyfrom Rochester, NY, Dr. Keefer now lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, twochildren and dog.

Recent Publications:
Keefer L, Kiebles JL, Kwiatek MA, Palsson O,Taft TH, Martinovich Z, et al. The potential role of a self-managementintervention for ulcerative colitis: a brief report from the ulcerative colitishypnotherapy trial. Biol Res Nurs. 2012;14(1):71-7.
Keefer L, Doerfler B, Artz C. Optimizingmanagement of Crohn's disease within a project management framework: Results ofa pilot study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012;18(2):254-60.
Keefer L, Kiebles JL, Martinovich Z, Cohen E,Van Denburg A, Barrett TA. Behavioral interventions may prolong remission inpatients with inflammatory bowel disease. Behav Res Ther. 2011;49(3):145-50.

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