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Kristin Kuntz, PhD

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  • Specialize in health psychology for organ transplant patients
  • Research focus: psychological effect of chronic illness, transplant

I specialize in:

  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Health Behavior
  • Psychology
  • Transplantation


As a health psychologist, my goal is to help patients manage the psychological and social (psychosocial) aspects that often accompany a medical condition. I specialize in the assessment and care of organ transplant patients. The mind and body are closely connected; issues with one aspect can greatly impact the other. My philosophy is that any psychosocial issues a patient may experience throughout the transplant process should be addressed. Before transplant, I evaluate patients in an effort to identify and reduce any psychological and behavioral issues that may act as barriers to a successful outcome. I also provide psychological treatment for patients who have difficulty adjusting to life after a transplant. My research stems from my work with organ transplant patients. I study the relationship between chronic illness or transplant and psychological aspects, such as depression, anxiety and quality of life. I also serve on the OSU Comprehensive Transplant Center's Patient Selection Committees for Heart, Lung, Kidney, Pancreas, and Liver transplant.

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My Background


Health Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University
9/18/2006 - 9/17/2007

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