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: 

 Christensen, A.J., Howren, M.B., Hillis, S.L. 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

Howren MB, Christensen AJ, Karnell LH, Funk GF (2013). Psychological factors associated with head and neck cancer treatment and survivorship: evidence and opportunities for behavioral medicine. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 81(2):299-317.

Christensen, A.J., Van Liew, J.R., Kellerman, Q.D. (2014). Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease: A context for comorbidity.  The Oxford Handbook of Depression and Comorbidity, C. Richards and M. O’Hara, Editors.

Howren, M.B., Kellerman, Q.D., Hillis, S.L., Cvengros, J., Lawton, W.J., and Christensen, A.J. (2015).  Behavioral Self-Regulation Intervention on Patient Adherence in Hemodialysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. In press, Annals of Behavioral Medicine.