Michael T. M. Finn, PhD is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He is interested in theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives on mind-body interactions in clinical psychology, of which the experience of pain…
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-occuring 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-occuring 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
- Chronic Pain
- IC • BPS
- Life Experiences, Emotion & Pain
Rachel is a recent Vanderbilt graduate with a B.A. in Psychology. She plans to apply clinical psychology research to populations in need via community-oriented solutions that lower barriers to treatment. In psychology, she is broadly interested in components…
Anna is a second year Belmont University student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Studio Art. After completing undergraduate studies and earning a Bachelor of Science degree, she plans to earn her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology…
Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research.
Dr. McKernan discusses recent research findings, and how this relates to the ethical implications of using AI in practice
Dr. McKernan is mentioned by local comedian Ashley Corby about her work with Bladder Pain Syndrome. Corby is now a patient at Vanderbilt Health’s new IC clinic and is seen by a care team that includes a nurse practitioner, psychologist, urologist and physical therapist working in tandem on a treatment plan.
Last Tuesday, April 17th, Dr. McKernan was invited to talk about an alternative pain management treatment that could decrease or eliminate the use of opioids, along with reporter Nick Beres and patient Steve Olson on News Channel 5.