Cameron L. Randall
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Department of Psychology, West Virginia University
53 Campus Drive, PO Box 6040
Morgantown, WV 26506-6040
I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University, where my major training area is Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Health Psychology. Currently, I am completing my final year of PhD training (pre-doctoral internship) as a resident in behavioral medicine and neuropsychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. My program of research spans a range of topics in clinical health psychology and behavioral dentistry, with specific interests in: (1) the psychological processes and mechanisms involved in pain perception, treatment-seeking behavior, health behavior, and health outcomes; (2) the etiology and treatment of healthcare-related fear and anxiety; and, (3) the dissemination of knowledge on these topics to healthcare professionals. My research on genetic and environmental predictors of dental pain sensitivity, fear, and avoidance was funded by a fellowship from NIH’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. In addition to working actively as a researcher, I have spent significant time engaging in direct clinical service and university-level teaching. I have clinical experience in assessment and intervention across a range of psychopathology, with specific interests in the treatment of anxiety disorders and the integration of clinical psychology and medicine in healthcare settings. I have worked primarily in hospital or medical settings, including in intensive care, cardiology, oncology, burns, infectious disease, rehabilitation medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, and dentistry. At West Virginia University, I have served as an instructor for five large sections of PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology and as a teaching assistant for graduate-level courses in clinical interviewing and behavior therapy. I also have experience teaching medical and dental students and residents, especially in the behavioral sciences and Motivational Interviewing.