Lawrence S. Gaines, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, MarylandM.A., University of Maryland, College Park, MarylandB.A., City College of New York, New York, New York
Office Address
309 PHV
1601 23rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Description
Dr. Larry Gaines has been a member of the faculty since 1987. He initiated behavioral medicine-clinical psychology services for VUMC programs in surgical weight loss and inflammatory bowel disease. He is interested in symptom dimensions of depression and chronic disease, particularly inflammatory bowel disease.
Research Keywords
Cognitive aspects of weight control beliefs and the maintenance of weight loss, adaptation to chronic illness, behavioral medicine, development of drinking problems
Clinical Research Keywords
Depression and inflammatory bowel disease, stress reactions and chronic disease, depression and anxiety