Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

MuenksElizabethAssistant Professor - Psychiatry, Clinical Psychologist

College of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

2050 Kenny Road, Suite 364
Email: Elizabeth.Muenks@osumc.edu

Background: Dr. Muenks is primarily involved in clinical work as a psycho-oncologist, seeing solely James Comprehensive Cancer Center patients. She continues to work on research in the area of oncology, specifically psychological adjustment in bone marrow transplant patients as well as diversity and multicultural issues. Her thesis explored biracial identity, and her dissertation focused on racial micro aggressions and she hopes to continue diversity focused work at OSU. In the 8 months she has been at Ohio State, she organized, planned and launched a monthly diversity journal club for the education of trainees and staff. Dr. Muenks is working to publish her dissertation currently developing psychosocial oncology services with the bone marrow transplant clinic at the James that will likely lead to research opportunities.

Publications:
Muenks, E. M. & Israel, J. (2014). The Here and Now: Mindful Living and Coping. Together Magazine, Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program, Vol. 12.

Lusk, E. M., Taylor, M. J., Nanney, J. T., & Austin, C. C. (2010). Biracial identity and its relation to self-esteem and depression in mixed Black/White biracial individuals. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 19, 109-126.

Education:
2005 B.S. Psychology University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin
2008 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
2013 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Postgraduate Education: 2013 – 2014 Post-doctoral fellow Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis Missouri

Professional Memberships:
Ohio Psychological Association Member
American Psychological Association Member, Division 38
American Psychosocial Oncology Association Member

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