Contact Information

Cheryl Carmin, Ph.D.
Professor &
Director of Clinical Psychology Training
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-293-0697

Psychology Internship Program Faculty

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Cady Block, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist; Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Research, Neuropsychology Clinic

Dr. Block's primary clinical and research interests include adult medical neuropsychology, with specific interests in the intersection of complex medical and neurological disorders, pre/post-surgical evaluations and neurotrauma. She is also involved with the training and education of medical students.

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Laura Boxley, PhD

Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Training

Laura Boxley, PhD, completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship specializing in neuropsychology at the Veterans Health Administration Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. Clinically, Dr. Boxley evaluates cognition and everyday functioning in adults with neurologic and/or major medical conditions. She is also actively involved in education and research.

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Nicholas Breitborde, PhD


Cheryl Carmin, PhD

Director, Clinical Psychology Training

Dr. Carmin focuses on evidence-based assessments and treatment of anxiety disorders. She examines the prevalence of anxiety in coronary heart disease (CHD), with the ultimate goal to extend and refine treatment interventions to those individuals with CHD and anxiety.

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Kristen M. Carpenter, PhD

Director, Women’s Behavioral Health

The primary research focus of Kristen M. Carpenter, PhD, is the identification of risk factors for sexual and psychological maladjustment in gynecologic and breast cancer patients during various stages of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

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Jennifer Carter, PhD

Director, Sports Psychology

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Erica Dawson, PhD

Director, Neuropsychology Clinic

Dr. Dawson evaluates cognition and everyday functioning in adults with neurologic and/or major medical conditions. She is also actively involved in education and administrative efforts.

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Mary Fristad, PhD, ABPP

Director, Research and Psychological Services of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Mary Fristad, PhD, focuses on ways to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder) in children. Most recently, this has included nutritional interventions in combination with family-based psychosocial treatment.

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James Houle, PhD

Sports Psychologist

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Kristin Kuntz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor of Psychology

Kristin Kuntz, PhD, helps patients manage the psychological and psychosocial aspects that often accompany a medical condition and specializes in the assessment and care of organ transplant patients. Her research focuses on the relationship between chronic illness or transplant and psychological aspects, such as depression, anxiety and quality of life.

Heather McGinty, PhD

Jose Moreno, PhD


Lawrence Needleman, PhD

Director, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training

Lawrence Needleman, PhD, specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) assessment and treatment of adults with anxiety disorders. He has extensive expertise in using empirically-supported CBT protocols and works to assess and treat patients who have severe psychopathology after they are discharged from inpatient or partial hospital settings.

Helena Rempala, PhD


Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Internal Medicine; Clinical Psychologist, Psychosocial Oncology

Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, PhD, specializes in outpatient psychosocial oncology and palliative medicine. Her research focuses broadly on symptom management and communication for patients and families living with advanced cancer.

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