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Karen S. Ingersoll

Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Psychiatry and NB Sciences
Office location and address
560 Ray C. Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Karen Ingersoll, PhD, is a native of New Orleans, LA. She graduated from Louisiana State University at the age of 20, majoring in psychology. She earned her master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology from Southern Methodist University, followed by her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She spent the early part of her career completing a postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology and addiction medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. She then spent over a decade as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Ingersoll joined UVA’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences in 2006. She specializes in clinical health psychology, using her skills for patient care in the Ryan White Clinic and the Behavioral Medicine Center. She is an internationally recognized expert on motivational interviewing and conducts summer research on this counseling style in Limpopo, South Africa. She is the training director for the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology, which uses technologies like the Internet and mobile phones to deliver health interventions for patients. In addition, she develops psychological interventions to help people with HIV live longer and healthier and to help women reduce the risks of alcohol-exposed pregnancy. 

MD-PSYCH Mhealth Peer Support to Reduce Rates of STIs in Black MSM PrEP Users
Source: LSU Health Sciences Center
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2023
Pragmatic Efficacy Trial of mHealth to Improve HIV Outcomes in the DC Cohort
Source: George Washington University
July 20, 2020 – June 30, 2021
MD-PSYCH e-Motivacion: Developing and pilot testing an app to improve Latinos' screening colonoscopy rates - Year 03
Source: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
May 01, 2020 – April 30, 2021
University of Virginia PrEP Pre-exposure Prophylaxis mobile app development and piloting
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
July 07, 2020 – December 31, 2020
MD-PSYCH Prevention of Teen Pregnancy through SBI in Primary Care YR05
Source: University of New Mexico
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
MD-PSYCH e-Motivacion: Developing and pilot testing an app to improve Latinos' screening colonoscopy rates
Source: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
May 01, 2019 – April 30, 2020
MD-PSYCH Prevention of Teen Pregnancy through SBI in Primary Care YR04
Source: University of New Mexico
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2019
MD-PSYCH e-Motivacion: Developing and pilot testing an app to improve Latinos' screening colonoscopy rates
Source: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
August 01, 2018 – April 30, 2019
MD-PSYCH Prevention of Teen Pregnancy through SBI in Primary Care
Source: University of New Mexico
July 01, 2015 – December 31, 2018
MD-PSYCH UV4me Colorado Universities
Source: University Of Colorado
September 27, 2017 – September 26, 2018
MD-INMD-ID VDH Ryan White Part B - 2017-18
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2017 – March 31, 2018
MD-PSYCH Patient-Centered eHealth Intervention for Non-adherent HIV+ Substance Users
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
February 01, 2015 – January 31, 2018
MD-PSYCH BeHealth Solutions Contract - Gabe Heath
Source: BeHealth Solutions, LLC
November 01, 2013 – December 31, 2017
MD-PSYCH Prevention of Teen Pregnancy through SBI in Primary Care Year 2
Source: University of New Mexico
July 01, 2016 – December 31, 2016
MD-PSYCH Alcohol and Contraception RIsk Reduction Internet Intervention to Prevent FASD
Source: U.S. NIH on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
July 01, 2012 – June 30, 2016
Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research
Source: Commonwealth Cancer Foundation for Research
June 01, 2002 – December 31, 2015
Text Messaging Adherence Assessment & Intervention Tool for Rural HIV+ Drug Users
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
April 01, 2011 – March 31, 2015
COGS 3960: Cognitive Science Research
Credits: 3
This course aims to provide faculty-supervised research experience. A faculty mentor should be identified before enrollment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Faculty supervisor permission.
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