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Laurie A Keefer, PhD Email Laurie Keefer

Psychology
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    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Gastroenterology
    • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
    • Specialty
    • Psychology
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr Laurie Keefer is an academic health psychologist and the Director for Psychobehavioral Research within the Division of Gastroenterology.  She specializes in the psychosocial care of patients with chronic digestive diseases, specifically inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's or ulcerative colitis.  Dr. Keefer came to Mount Sinai in January 2016 from Chicago, IL to lead a subspecialty medical home for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

The Mount Sinai IBD medical home, known as GRITT-IBD(TM) focuses on gaining resilience through transitions as they occur across the lifespan of patients living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  Dr Keefer's clinical and research interests are in the area of IBD disease self-management, gut-directed hypnotherapy, resilience, the psychosocial care needs of emerging adults with chronic disease and cognitive-behavior therapy. She is a sought after speaker and mentor.  She chairs the Division of Psychogastroenterology within the Rome Foundation and is on the Council of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.    

 

 

Clinical Focus

Research Topics

Behavioral Health, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Pain, Pediatrics

Education

Residency, Psychology
Rush University Medical Center

Language

English

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