Laurie Lindamer

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolHealth Sciences
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    Dr. Lindamer received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1994 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She completed an APA-approved internship at UCSD/VASDHS, specializing in neuropsychology, and then trained as a post-doctoral research fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry at UCSD. She is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Education and Dissemination Unit of the VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH), and Director of the CESAMH Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Her research interests include the development and testing of psychosocial interventions to improve health in persons with psychiatric disorders, as well as examining factors related to the implementation of these interventions.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Lindamer’s research interests have been directed at designing and testing psychosocial interventions for health behaviors for persons with serious mental illness. In addition, she has also been actively involved in the development of academic community partnerships to promote the implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions both in the VA and in the community.

    Clinical Information

    Dr. Lindamer is a licensed psychologist in California and serves as a study clinician on several grants. She serves as the Director of the Psychology CESAMH Clinical Research Fellowship. She advises medical students and residents, undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows both the VASDHS and UCSD in clinical research.

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    Adapting a Physical Activity Intervention for Schizophrenia
    NIH/NIMH R34MH071539Feb 1, 2006 - Oct 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NIMH K08MH001580Sep 30, 1997 - Apr 30, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator

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