Kristen Carpenter

Kristen Carpenter, PHD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I am the chief psychologist for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. I am also the director of the Women’s Behavioral Health program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the director of Ambulatory Services for OSU Harding Behavioral Health.

My primary area of focus is caring for women with cancer. My team and I also treat women who are struggling with unique life events including pregnancy, the postpartum period, their menstrual cycle and menopause. We also provide support for patients coping with issues like infertility and loss.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry

Education and Training

Education History


Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
9/20/2000 - 8/27/2006


Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
9/1/2006 - 12/31/2008


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
1/1/2009 - 1/31/2012


The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
1/1/2012 - 8/31/2012

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Health Psychology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Carpenter has reported no relationships with companies or entities.