Dr. Christian joins the North Shore Department of Psychiatry as an Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant to the Primary Care team. Dr. Christian, an upstate New York native, most recently relocated from Jackson, Mississippi to Louisiana to reside with her husband, Matt. Dr. Christian was serving as a clinical psychologist within the Department of Surgery at University of Mississippi Medical center, working in the areas of organ transplantation, bariatrics and women’s health. Prior to that time, Dr. Christian worked as an Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico as well as an integrated psychologist with the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department and Psychiatric ICU at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont. Dr. Christian completed a post-doctoral health psychology fellowship with the Transplant Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, in affiliation with Wayne State University School of Medicine, in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, Master of Science in Education in Community Mental Health Counseling from The College of Saint Rose and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Canisius College. Her primary clinical interests include adjustment to chronic medical conditions, healthy life-style changes to reduce health risk, and improve prognosis/treatment adherence, pre-surgical evaluations as well as programmatic development to enhance overall patient care.
California Institute of Integral Studies
St. James Hospitals
Henry Ford Hospital-Wayne State University School of Medicine