In this video, Rachel Millstein, PhD, Betsy O’Donnell, MD, and Peter Grinspoon, MD provide an overview of healthy behaviors and coping strategies to keep you going strong with your healthy habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rachel Millstein, PhD
Rachel Millstein, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, MGH and HMS
Mass General Psychiatry: Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Services
55 Fruit St.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
Boston, MA 02114
- PhD, San Diego State University
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
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My research focuses on developing multilevel interventions to promote health behaviors and well-being, broadly with an eye toward obesity and chronic disease prevention. I study the role of emotions in health behavior change, including the use of positive psychology. My research has also focused on patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as children and older adults.
- Millstein RA, Quintiliani LM, Sharpe AL. Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) position statement: Increasing funding for the NIH OBSSR to promote timely and effective behavioral medicine research. Transl Behav Med. 2018 Mar 1;8(2):309-312. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibx022. PubMed PMID: 29506256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6457085Millstein RA, Celano CM, Beale EE, Beach SR, Suarez L, Belcher AM, Januzzi JL, Huffman JC. The effects of optimism and gratitude on adherence, functioning and mental health following an acute coronary syndrome. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2016 Nov - Dec;43:17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2016.08.006. Epub 2016 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 27796252.
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