Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD, is a mentor, researcher, clinician, leader, educator and collaborator. Her work is guided by the values of community, collaboration and service. She is Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Founding Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research (CHOIR), formerly known as the Integrated Brain Health Clinical and Research Program (IBHCRP), and its clinical psychology doctoral training program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also the James and Elizabeth Gamble Endowed Chair Co-Director (Psychiatry) of Mass General Neurosciences. She develops, tests and implements innovative, accessible, technology-enhanced mind-body and lifestyle interventions with the goal of enhancing the health, well-being and equity of individuals (patients, caregivers, dyads) across the lifespan and on the continuum from health to illness. Her work pioneered biopsychosocial models of care in critical care settings, orthopedic practices and rare disease clinics. Dr. Vranceanu co-leads a mentoring group for HMS/MGH women faculty within CHOIR and the Behavioral Medicine Program. She also leads a career development mentoring group comprised of 15 mentees (psychologists, neurologists, surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists) who are preparing and executing NIH career development award applications. Dr. Vranceanu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and been Principal Investigator on more than 25 NIH, DoD and foundation-funded grants, with continuous funding since 2009.
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