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Kathryn E. Kanzler, PsyD, ABPP


Investigator, Behavioral Health Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine


Research Interests

  • Developing scalable interventions to improve health equity and outcomes for diverse communities
  • Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Increasing access to effective behavioral interventions for people living with chronic diseases and health conditions
  • Primary care behavioral health


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
  • Clinical Internship/Residency in Clinical Psychology (Assistant Chief Resident), Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, La Salle University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, La Salle University
  • B.S., Psychology, Liberty University

Awards and Activities

  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2023
  • Adjunct faculty, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2022-present
  • Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Health Psychology, 2012 - present
  • Loan Repayment Program Award, NCATS/NIH, 2019 & 2021
  • Co-Chair, Integrated Primary Care SIG, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2015-2018
  • Aaron T. Beck Practitioner-Scientist Award, La Salle University, 2011
  • Junior Psychologist of the Year, Air Force Medical Service Alan W. London Award - Air Education & Training Command, 2008
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, La Salle University, 2007

Dr. Kanzler's PubMed Link *

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