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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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Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD

Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD

Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD
Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry
KL2 Scholar Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science
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) 567-5395

Kathryn E. Kanzler, PsyD, ABPP, is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry & Family and Community Medicine. She is board-certified Clinical Health Psychologist and Director of Integrated Behavioral Health in the UT Medicine Primary Care Center. She earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from La Salle University in Philadelphia and served as a USAF Active Duty psychologist for 8.5 years. She graduated from Wilford Hall Medical Center’s (WHMC) Residency Program, Lackland AFB, TX, and later completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at WHMC. Dr. Kanzler served as a supervising psychologist and worked on several research teams while at WHMC, as well as Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics & Surgery Center, JB Andrews, MD. During her time as an active duty psychologist, she provided services and supervised pre-doctoral clinical psychology interns in several clinics, including Clinical Health Psychology, Mental Health, Women’s Health, and Family Health. Dr. Kanzler also served in a Combat Operational Stress Control Clinic in Iraq in 2009. She has co-authored more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and given numerous professional presentations. Dr. Kanzler is currently a Scholar in the Mentored Research Career Development (KL2) Program in Clinical and Translational Science. Her KL2 research project examines Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for patients with chronic pain in an integrated primary care setting.

Research Interests: 

integrated behavioral health in primary care, chronic pain, suicide risk, women’s health and military/veteran’s health.