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ReACH Scholar, Dr. Carlos Jaén named to the board of National Library of Medicine

ReACH Scholar Carlos Jaén, MD, PhD, professor and chair of family and community medicine in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Jaén’s special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

 

 

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's Texas Standard

On Friday, March 31st, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) will be featured on the Texas Public Radio show Texas Standard to discuss a recently published study that looks at how much the Hispanic community knows about chronic pain.  Dr. Turner and her team conducted a population-based survey representing 8.8 million Hispanic residents of five Southwestern states who did not have chronic pain.  The data from this study reveal serious gaps in knowledge about chronic pain including misunderstanding about relying on narcotics to treat the disease. This is the first study to reveal poor knowledge about chronic pain in a large population of Americans and reinforces the urgency of launching a broad-based educational campaign about chronic pain and its care. 
 
 

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Cindy McGeary, PhD

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Cindy McGeary, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychology Internship Program Director
Department of Psychiatry
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
 
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MSC: 7792
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 562-6721
Email: mcgearyc@uthscsa.edu

Cindy McGeary, PhD, ABPP, is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health San Antonio. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Kansas and her doctoral degree (PhD) in Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University. She is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. McGeary is the Director of the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship at UT Health San Antonio. Dr. McGeary is also member of the STRONG STAR Consortium to Alleviate PTSD Administrative Core, providing vision to the largest consortium for military trauma research in the country. She serves as a co-investigator for the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. Dr. McGeary works as Co-Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on multiple federally-funded research programs, including programs funded by the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.  She serves as a Co-PI on a $3 million NIH grant examining a functional restoration model of polytraumatic pain management. In 2016, she and co-developed (with Dr. Tabatha Blount) a grant proposal for a novel couples-based pain management program and was awarded a $32,000 grant through the UTHSCSA SOM Clinical Investigator Kick Start Program. Additionally she has worked as a grant reviewer for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Congressionally Directed Medical Programs. Dr. McGeary’s research focus is in the area of chronic pain. Specifically, she is interested in the effects of adding significant others into behavioral treatments for chronic pain. She is also interested in transdisciplinary practice of chronic pain. 

Research Interests: 

Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT)- Dr. McGeary has attended ACT workshop taught by Dr. Kirk Stosahl. Attended 1-day workshop that addressed the six core processes of ACT, illustrated the ACT approach, and ACT case conceptualization.
 
Accreditation Internship/Postdoctoral Site Visitor- Dr. McGeary has attended 1-day workshop detailing American Psychological Association accreditation standards for internship/postdoctoral training programs. Selected to be a Commission on Accreditation site visitor.

 
Adventures on the Electronic Frontier- Dr. McGeary has attended 1-day workshop covering ethical issues and risk management related to providing psychotherapy in the digital era.
 
Assessing and Managing Suicidal Risk- Dr. Mcgeary has attended an 8-hour workshop presented by Dr. Rudd that included a mixture of lecture, video demonstrations, and exercises to increase knowledge of treating suicidal clients.
 
Cognitive Processing Therapy- Dr. McGeary has attended 2-day workshop presented by Dr. Patricia Resick designed to train mental health providers to conduct Cognitive Processing Therapy with patients suffering from war-related PTSD.
 
Master Clinician-Prolonged Exposure- Dr. McGeary has attended 4-day workshop that included discussion of theoretical and empirical background of Prolonged Exposure (PE). PE therapy procedures were reviewed and summarized. Workshop taught supervision methods and formats. Practiced providing feedback on PE therapy sessions, using cases treated by novice therapists. Completion of this training (under Dr. Edna Foa, Dr. Alan Peterson, and Dr. David Riggs) established her as an Expert Prolonged Exposure Clinician. She later trained other military personnel (nationwide) in Prolonged Exposure.
 
Motivational Interviewing (MI)- Dr. McGeary has attended MI workshop taught by Dr. Linda Sobell. This was an 8-hour workshop designed to address the history of MI, techniques unique to MI. She is trained to work with resistive clients from an MI perspective.
 
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program- Dr. McGeary has attended the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) leaders course. This workshop focused on training individuals to lead PREP workshops for couples within the community. These skills were then used to teach couples communication skills during Saturday workshops at Lackland AFB. She led efforts in implementing PREP at Lackland AFB to serve military members and their significant others.

 

Primary Care - Dr. McGeary was trained by Dr. Chris Hunter (DoD Program Manager for Behavioral Health in Primary Care at DoD Defense Health Agency) to provide novel mental health treatment in an integrated primary care setting. Used this training to help establish Wilford Hall Medical Center as one of the first major academic medical centers in the country to implement integrated behavioral health services in a Primary Care environment (a model currently being implemented at UT Health San Antonio).