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CURRICULUM VITAE

Maria Olex PsyD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/2010 - 12/2013 B.S. Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
09/2014 - 06/2019 Psy.D., Adler University, Chicago, IL

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/2018 - 06/2019 Health Service Psychology Internship, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1155 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
08/2019 - 08/2020 Health Psychology Post Doctoral Fellowship, Supportive Oncology & Otolaryngology, Henry Ford Health System, One Ford Place, Detroit, MI 48202

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/2020 - 05/2021 Clinical Psychologist, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's, 2301 N Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211
06/01/2021 - Present Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
06/2021 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin Licensed Psychologist
3831-57
08/11/2020
09/30/2023
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2018 - 2019 Resident Clinical Excellence Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 National Psychologist Trainee Register Credentialing Scholarship, National Register of Health Service Psychologists

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
Society of Behavioral Medicine
American Psychological Association (Division 38): Society for Health Psychology
Wisconsin Psychological Association
Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
American Psychological Association

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2019 - 2021 Topics Director, Health Policy Council, Society for Health Psychology
07/2021 - Present Membership Committee, American Psychological Association

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Olex, M, Surviving the Holiday Season, Hart Park Senior Center, 12/16/2021
Olex, M & Hecht, L., Mastering the EPPP, Discussion presented through the Michigan Psychology Association, Virtual, - 06/24/2020
Olex, M. & Losada, T., What about me? Addressing the Caregiver Journey through Bone Marrow Transplant, Poster presented at the Michigan Health Psychology Symposium, Lansing, Michigan, - 11/2019
Olex, M., Hernandez, J.M., & Miskiel, E., The Need for Religion/ Spiritual Training in Graduate Programs, Poster session presented at the annual Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT) Conference, Chicago, IL, - 05/2016
Olex, M., "Doesn't everyone feel this way?" Exploring suicidal ideation in the context of oncological surgery, Henry Ford Health System Psychology Rounds, Detroit, MI, - 11/2019
Olex, M, Post-traumatic Stress and Growth During Crises, Henry Ford Health System Psychiatry Rounds, Detroit, MI, - 05/21/2020
Olex, M., Burnt Out, Now What?, Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council, Sheboygan, WI, - 09/16/2021
Olex, M., Post-traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients, Henry Ford Health System Psychology Rounds, Detroit, MI, - 03/2020
 
National
Olex, M., Odafe, M., Losada, T., Capacity Evaluations in Healthcare Settings, Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Virtual, - 2021
Williams, AM., Miller, MK., Olex, M., Siddiqui, F., The Missing Link: Health Literacy and Cognitive Function in Treatment Adherence in Head and Neck Cancer, Poster presented at the 2020 Annual Conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, Portland, OR, - 2020
Olex, M., Tan, M., Levy, Y., Adult pre-surgical psychosocial evaluations in health settings., Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., - 08/2020
Tan, M., Levy, Y., & Olex, M., Approaches to Palliative Care, Death, and Dying, Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., - 08/2020
Williams, AM., Olex, M., Miller, MK., & Siddiqui, F., Expanding our understanding of Adherence: The Role of Health Literacy and Cognitive Function in Adherence and Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer, Poster presented at the 2021 Annual Conference of the American Radium Society, Maui, HI, - 2021
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - 2019 Resident member, Health Psychology Committee for Wellness in Psychology Training
2018 - 2019 Resident member, Committee for Inclusiveness in Training
2021 - Present Member, Schwartz Rounds Planning Committee
2021 - Present Member, Health Psychology Committee for Wellness in Psychology Training
 
Hospital
08/2019 - 08/2020 Michigan Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist Committee
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Faculty
02/2019 - 03/2019 Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.) Being Compassionate
 
 
Clinical Programs
03/2019 - 06/2019 BMPC Mindful Living Group