Clinical Translational Therapy Research Projects

Addressing Implicit Bias in Healthcare Interactions

The aim of this study is to implement and evaluate an implicit bias workshop for medical trainees designed to: a) enhance awareness concerning one's implicit biases, and; b) utilize evidence-based bias reduction strategies to ameliorate the impact of bias in healthcare interactions.

Social Determinants of Health and Healthcare Providers' Cognition (Attribution)

This study examines the causal attributions providers make for patients' poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and their emotional reactions relevant to caring for such patients.

BMC/Other Translational

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

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/Provider 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.

Cultural Beliefs, Psychological Processes, and Adherence to Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

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

The MEND Project

MEND is an intensive psychosocial intervention for chronic illness.

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.

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 master's students, and (2) to understand the experiences of faculty, doctoral students, and master's students engaging in the supervisory process.