Alan Christensen

Alan Christensen
Professor, Collegiate Fellow
Ph.D., University of Utah, 1993
E227 SSH
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Research Interests: 

Clinical health psychology, Adjustment to chronic illness, Medical regimen adherence, Patient-provider interaction, Health services research, Personality and health

Representative Publications: 

Q. D. Kellerman, A. J. Christensen, A. S. Baldwin, & W. J. Lawton (2010). Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Mortality Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease. Health Psychology, in press.


A. J. Christensen, M. B. Howren, S. L. Hillis, et al (2010). Patient and Physician Beliefs about Control over Health: Symmetrical Beliefs Predict Medication Regimen Adherence. Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 25: 397-402


M.B. Howren, A.J. Christensen, L.H. Karnell, G.F. Funk (2010). The Impact of Depressive Symptoms at Diagnosis on Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Health Psychology, 29:65-71.


J. Cvengros, A.J. Christensen, S. Hillis, & P. Kaboli (2009). Patient Preference for and Reports of Provider Behavior: Impact of Symmetry on Adherence, Satisfaction, and Glycemic Control. Health Psychology, Vol 28(6), 660-667.