Core Faculty & Training Supervisors
Mark Vogel, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Vogel is Director of Behavioral Science and Psychology. He is also program director of the Primary Care Health Psychology Fellowship Program. Within the Ascension Genesys Family Practice Residency program, Dr. Vogel directs the behavioral science education of residents and coordinates the research education for these residents. He also chairs the Genesys Institutional Research Board (IRB) and Medical Education Research Committee. His area of professional interests include integrated primary care, patient centered medical home, medical decision making, and safety and quality improvement in healthcare.
Dr. Vogel obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles and completed a two-year Genesys/MSU fellowship in Primary Care Health Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist and board certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. From 1992-96 he served as co-chair of the Group on Behavioral Science in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Within the Society of Behavioral Medicine he is former chair of the Integrated Primary Care special interest group. He is the author of journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Vogel lives with his wife, Jane, and their two daughters. You might find him on the weekend cycling, backpacking, or woodworking. He is known to embrace technology and has developed an interest in video production used for teaching purposes.
Heather Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., MSCP ABPP
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a faculty member within the departments of Psychology and Internal Medicine at Genesys. Her time is spent between working with psychology fellows in our Clinical Health Psychology postdoctoral fellowship program and working with our Internal Medicine residents in their ambulatory office experience at the Downtown Flint Health Center. The health center houses internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, gastroenterology, surgery, and podiatry. Dr. Kirkpatrick and the psychology fellow have a thriving integrated psychology primary care practice (providing evaluation, assessment, and treatment) with these services in addition to their teaching responsibilities. Dr. Kirkpatrick also teaches and coordinates the psychopharmacology for both the Ascension Genesys fellowship, as well as the Michigan Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training fellowship. Dr. Kirkpatrick's professional and research interests involve integrated primary care, psychopharmacology, medical education techniques, bioethics, and physician wellness. She regularly speaks on these topics at conferences and enjoys collaborating with fellows in presentations and publications. She is active with the Ascension Genesys Ethics committee, having served as it’s chair for many years.
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan, having earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at University of Illinois in 1998. She completed her internship at the Missouri Health Sciences Center Consortium in Columbia, MO and then went on to 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. She has served as the Director of Behavioral Science for Internal Medicine since 2001. In 2010, she completed a post-doctoral masters degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Farleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Kirkpatrick is 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). She is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Kirkpatrick lives locally with her husband, Kevin, and their two sons. She enjoys reading YA fiction, baking, instrumental and vocal music, her cat (Yeager), and traveling. She and her family are avid board gamers and have more board games than we could possibly play in a weekend.
Scott Nyman, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Nyman is the Associate Director of Behavioral Science for Family Medicine at Genesys, and is a faculty member of both the Behavioral Science Dept. and the Family Medicine Dept. at Genesys. His time is split between working with our Clinical Health Psychology postdoctoral fellowship program, our clinical psychology practicum program, and also working with our Family Medicine residents, who participate in a block rotation model that allows them to spend a portion of 4 weeks per year on rotation with us for Behavioral Science curriculum. The Family Medicine residents participate with us in our collaborative AD/HD screening clinic, Lifestyle Change Clinic (weight loss and smoking cessation), and also have opportunity to observe some of our warm handoff (IPC) cases in medical exam rooms as well as short-term psychotherapy cases in our offices. Dr. Nyman's professional and research interests involve integrating psychology services into medical settings and focusing on primary care prevention and wellness practices. Dr. Nyman has had recent opportunities to speak and publish on these topics, and enjoys the opportunity to collaborate with psychology and medical colleagues on research and clinical quality improvement projects.