This feature highlights the specialized Interstitial Cystitis clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Lindsey Colman McKernan, Ph.D. has been a member of the Vanderbilt faculty and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt since July of 2014. Dr. McKernan is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating the intersection of co-occurring chronic health conditions and mental health. Dr. McKernan currently works in the Osher Center and in the Department of Urologic Surgery, researching and developing innovative psychosocial treatments for co-occurring conditions. She has a developing line of research in optimizing intervention efforts informed by novel technology (e.g. data science).
Dr. McKernan has a highly collaborative lab that is working to inform treatment and intervention delivery through:
Applying patient-informed approaches to care
Understanding unique patient-level factors that influence pain
Expanding existing treatments to reach a wider audience
Using data science and innovative technologies