Lindsey Colman McKernan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAssociate Professor of Urology
M.P.H., Epidemiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseePh.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TennesseeM.A., Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TennesseeB.A., Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Clinical Description
Dr. Lindsey Colman McKernan has been a member of the Vanderbilt faculty since 2014. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, co-occurring chronic health conditions, mood conditions, and affect regulation disorders. Dr. McKernan is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and currently works for the Osher Center of Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.
Research Keywords
The impact of trauma and early childhood adversity on the development and expression of health conditions, integrative treatments for trauma and pain, co-occurring disorders, psychological assessment, and clinical hypnosis.
Clinical Research Keywords
Mindfulness, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psycho-oncology, pain management, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and clinical hypnosis.