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Clinical Translational Therapy Research Projects

Vietnam POW’s; Military Wives; Elder abuse

This qualitative study conducted semi-structured interviews addressing challenges faced by former Prisoners of War during repatriation.

The Neural Self

Personal accounts from patients and many streams of research report that individuals with psychosis often loose clear boundaries between self and the world around them.

Physical Health & Well-being in Individuals with Psychosis

This study will focus on the relationship between physical health variables such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes status, stress markers, medication and health care usage over time.

The MEND Project

MEND is an intensive psychosocial intervention for chronic illness.

Hope, Agency & Voluntariness: Treatment Adherence Factors in Community Forensic Mental Health

A better understanding of adherence factors may lead to the development of more effective treatments for individuals with serious mental illness, specifically those with schizophrenia spectrum diagnoses.

Culture, Psychological Processes, and Type 2 Diabetes

The purpose of this research is to examine the influence of cultural beliefs about type 2 diabetes on psychological factors and treatment adherence among culturally diverse patients with type 2 diabetes.

CRM East Campus: Staff Training

In order to support LLUH hospital staff with self-care and help them ultimately help them support their patients to do the same, we trained approximately 180 health care providers in Community Resilience Model skills.

CRM East Campus: Patient Intervention

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) in increasing overall wellness and decreasing stress in both patients and providers.

BMC/Other Translational

As the Director of Research for the LLUH Behavioral Medicine Center Dr. Distelberg oversees numerous clinical and translational research studies.

Attributions, Emotions, and Type 2 Diabetes

This study examines healthcare providers’ attributions and related emotions associated with caring for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes.

Addressing Implicit Bias in Healthcare Interactions

This study involved teaching healthcare providers about the role of implicit bias in healthcare interactions and introduced a set of evidence-based bias reduction strategies.

Three-Tier Systemic Supervision Process

This qualitative study used thematic analysis to (1) examine a three-tier supervision system designed to meet the needs of doctoral student supervisor candidates and masters students, and (2) to understand the experiences of faculty, doctoral students, and masters students engaging in the supervisory process.