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Dr. Kim Kimchi Assumes Full-Time Role in Health Psychology

Feb. 17, 2021   Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Kimchi on her full-time position with the Department of Health Psychology! She previously held a visiting role. An Associate Clinical Professor, Dr. Kimchi serves as Director of Health Psychology Services, co-training director of the department's doctoral psychology training program and director for behavioral health with the Weight Management and Metabolic Institute.   Dr. Kimchi's clinical work in health psychology and neuropsychology is split between several departments in the hospital, primarily neurosurgery and general surgery-weight management. She meets with patients seeking treatment for a variety of emotional or behavioral difficulties such as anxiety, depression, or sleep difficulties. Dr. Kimchi often works with a patient’s family and treatment team for short-term interventions.     “The work we do in the Department of Health Psychology is so important because we know that our physical and emotional health are intertwined,” Dr. Kimchi said.   As the behavioral health...

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