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CURRICULUM VITAE

Karen E. Kersting PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/15/1996 - 05/15/2000 BA, University of Wisconsin -- Madison, Madison, WI
08/15/2005 - 05/15/2007 MA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
08/15/2009 - 08/15/2015 PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
06/30/2014 - 06/30/2015 Clinical Psychology Internship, Health Psychology Track, VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland Consortium, Baltimore, MD
08/15/2015 - 08/15/2016 Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Primary Care Integration, Women's Health, and Behavioral Medicine, Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton, OH

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
10/01/2016 - 01/02/2019 Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/03/2019 - Present Assistant Professor, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
10/01/2016 - 01/01/2019 Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, 2301 North Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211
01/01/2019 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin Psychology License
3395
08/25/2016
None
    

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
12/01/2005 - Present American Psychological Association
01/01/2008 - Present APA Division 38, Health Psychology
01/30/2019 - Present American Psychosocial Oncology Society

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
08/15/2009 - 08/15/2010 Liaison to Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, American Psychological Association Graduate Students, American Psychological Association
08/15/2009 - 08/15/2011 Convention Chair, American Psychological Association Graduate Students, American Psychological Association

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Kersting, K, Oh Baby! Women and Worry about Declining Fertility, TedX RVA Women, Richmond, VA, 12/05/2013
Kersting, K, Allison, J, Promoting Balance, Preventing Burnout., Dayton Area Social Work Annual Meeting, Dayton, OH, 03/22/2016
Kersting, K, Compassion Fatigue, The Power of HIPEC: Fighting Cancer and Celebrating Survival, Milwaukee, WI, 06/01/2019
 
Regional
Kersting, K, Life after treatment: Prioritizing health, managing worry, and redefining “strong”, Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 11/22/2019
 
National
Kersting, K, Identification and treatment of sleep problems in patients with pancreatic cancer, 8th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 01/31/2020
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
National
Kersting, K, Sanders, J. & Ferda, N., Mastering the Warm Handoff: Patient-focused Integrated Behavioral Health referrals., The 38th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, Chicago, IL, 09/13/2017 - 09/16/2017
Cahill, A., Kersting, K., Teaching Residents to Skillfully Respond to Patients Reluctant to Engage with a BHC, The 39th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, Chicago, IL, 10/10/2018 - 10/13/2018
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Resident and Fellow Education
10/01/2016 - 12/15/2018 Columbia St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency Program: Developed and Implemented Longitudinal Family Study curriculum
10/01/2016 - 12/15/2018 Columbia St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency Program: Monthly lectures on topics including Behavioral Health Integration, Insomnia, Eating Disorders, Biobehavioral Approaches to Pain Management
 
Graduate Student Education
10/01/2016 - Present Health Psychology Residency (Doctoral Internship) Program: Lecturer, topics including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, Multicultural Considerations in Health Psychology, Ethics in Health Psychology, Preparing for Post-Doc
07/15/2020 - 10/15/2020 Clinical Supervisor, BRaVe Clinic: Building Resilience Virtually
 
Postdoctoral Fellow Education
07/01/2019 - Present Clinical Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Course Instructor, Ethics in Health Psychology
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Community/Lay Public
07/01/2009 - 07/01/2014 Virginia Commonwealth University, Undergraduate Psychology Program, Adjunct Instructor, topics including Psychology of Women, Health Psychology, Intro to Psychology, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
 

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE:
08/15/2000 - 07/15/2002 Reporter, Bloomberg News, Washington, D.C.
07/15/2002 - 08/15/2004 Writer and Research Analyst for cable news show National Geographic Today, National Geographic Channel, Washington, D.C.
02/15/2003 - 07/15/2005 Reporter for Monitor on Psychology and gradPSYCH magazines, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., list of journalism publications available at http://tinyurl.com/kerstingpsychjourn.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Penberthy JK, Konig A, Gioia CJ, Rodríguez VM, Starr JA, Meese W, Worthington-Stoneman D, Kersting K, Natanya E. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention: History, Mechanisms of Action, and Effects Mindfulness. 2015;6(2):151-158.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Kersting K. Insomnia Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings. 13 February 2018:223-230.