Letter from the Program Director
I would like to introduce myself, as I am the Program Director for Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship program. I grew up in a small town in Missouri and attended the University of Missouri at Columbia for my bachelor's in psychology, but now consider Michigan my home. I appreciate the beautiful summers and gorgeous autumn time. I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at University of Illinois in 1998 and completed my internship at the Missouri Health Sciences Center Consortium in Columbia, MO. Before coming to Michigan, I did a rehabilitation research fellowship at the University of Missouri. Following this fellowship, she relocated to Michigan to complete a two-year specialty fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology with Genesys/MSU. I was hired to become the Director of Behavioral Science for Internal Medicine since 2001. I obviously love learning as in 2010, I completed a post-doctoral masters degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Farleigh Dickinson University. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the departments of Family Medicine (Michigan State University College of Human Medicine) and Internal Medicine (Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine). I am board certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
We sincerely hope to meet you in person and show you our amazing Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship!
Should you have any questions regarding our fellowship program please do not hesitate to contact any of our program faculty:
- Dr. Heather Kirkpatrick: Heather.Kirkpatrick@ascension.org
- Dr. Scott Nyman: Scott.Nyman@ascension.org
- Dr. Rebecca Sewell
Heather Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., ABPP