Kristin Vickers-Douglas, PhD

Dr. Vickers Douglas is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.  She directs the Mayo Clinic Patient Education Research Program and is Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Coaching Program.  She completed her BA at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  She completed a clinical internship in behavioral medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and the Medical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Vickers Douglas is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology,  and has received numerous awards for her clinical work including Distinguished Service Award – Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, Distinguished Clinician Award – Department of Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MinnesotaShe has published over 75 publications related to health behavior in peer-reviewed journals.  She is the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Coaching Program.  Dr. Vickers Douglas is actively involved in education and training.  She is Program Director of the Mayo Clinic Medical Psychology Fellowship Program and Co-Chair of Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology.  She specializes in training health care professionals, medical students, and graduate students in health behavior communication, chronic condition self-management support, and enhancing patient motivation for behavior change.

Dr. Vickers Douglas is a highly sought after mentor, teacher, researcher and clinician, having received numerous awards for excellence in teaching including Faculty Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.  She lives with her husband and two daughters in Rochester, MN.

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