Minor Rotation Faculty

 


 

Tyler Branagan, PhD

Tyler T. Branagan, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor for Burn ICU

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Colorado Boulder

Internship: University of Virginia

Graduate School: Florida State University

Clinical Specialty: Transplant and Consultation and Liaison

Email: tyler.branagan@cuanschutz.edu

Benjamin Brewer, PsyD

Benjamin Brewer, PsyD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor at The University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Internship: University of Denver Health and Counseling Center

Graduate School: University of Denver, Psy.D. Program

Clinical Specialty: Clinical Health Psychologist Bone Marrow Transplant

Tidbit About Yourself: I love living in Colorado and spend time in the mountains all year round and also enjoy music and playing the drums.

Email: benjamin.brewer@cuanschutz.edu

Mac Brown, PsyD, LP, CMPC

Mac Brown, Psy.D., LP, CMPC

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor at Psychological Health and Performance, CU Athletics

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology, concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Rhode Island Counseling Center

Internship: Keene State College Counseling Center Graduate School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D. and Masters

Clinical Specialty: Sport Psychology

Tidbit About Yourself: I was a D1 walk on rower in college who couldn’t compete all four years due to injury and a medical condition, which prompted me into the field of sport psychology. In my free time I love being active (triathlons, endurance activities, rock climbing, snowboarding) and am a sucker for a good live music event!

Email: mac.brown@colorado.edu

Nomita Chhabildas, PhD

Nomita Chhabildas, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor at The Attention, Behavior, and Learning (ABL) Clinic in Boulder

Degree Specialty: Child Clinical Psychology, with specialization in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Colorado

Internship: Children’s Hospital Colorado

Graduate School: University of Denver

Clinical Specialty: Pediatric Neuropsychology/ Psychoeducational Evaluations

Tidbit About Yourself: I feel extremely lucky to get to get to mentor doctoral students and interns, see their skills develop, and to celebrate their successes and eventual career paths. I am also so fortunate to get to enjoy our Colorado sunshine, and love being outdoors hiking, walking our dog, or playing with my two boys.

Email: nomita@colorado.edu

Scott Cypers, PhD

Scott Cypers, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor at the Anxiety Clinic, Johnson Depression Center

Degree Specialty: Counseling Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Claremont Consortium

Internship: UCLA Student Psychological Services

Graduate School: USC

Clinical Specialty: Anxiety

Tidbit About Yourself: I am a father of three who loves to be active in all areas of my life.

Email: scott.cypers@cuanschutz.edu

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Melanie K. Dae, PsyD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor for University of Colorado Hospital Burn and Frostbite Center

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry – Primary Rotation: University of Colorado Hospital Burn and Frostbite Center

Internship: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine – Primary Rotation: AF Williams Family Medicine

Graduate School:  Wright State University

Clinical Specialty: Health Psychology

Tidbit about Yourself: Proud plant mom who enjoys the typical Colorado activities – hiking, paddle boarding, biking – anything that gets me outside and moving around.

Email Address:  melanie.dae@cuanschutz.edu

Jack Edinger, PhD

Jack Edinger, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor at National Jewish Health’s Sleep Medicine Program

Degree Specialty: Counseling Psychology

Internship: University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center

Graduate School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Clinical Psychology

Clinical Specialty: Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Tidbit About Yourself: I am a big Duke Blue Devil Basketball fan, a real foodie – I love cooking and fine dining – and I play squash to stay in shape.

Email: edingerJ@njhealth.org

Lynn Haley, PsyD

Lynn Haley, PsyD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor, Integrated Primary Care Clinic Boulder

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Internship: Denver VA Medical Center

Graduate School: University of Denver

Clinical Specialty: Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care

What do you like about supervising or being involved in the internship: I enjoy the energy and curiosity that students bring to our clinic environment.

Tidbit About Yourself: I love to travel internationally and domestically; here in CO my favorite activities are skiing, hiking and mountain biking with my husband and two sons.

Email: lynn.haley@cuanschutz.edu

Rebecca Hunter, PhD

Rebecca Hunter, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Loyola University Medical Center – Maywood, IL

Internship: VA Palo Alto Health Care System – Palo Alto, CA

Graduate School: University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS

Clinical Specialty: Psychosocial Oncology, Health Psychology

What do you like about supervising or being involved in the internship: An inherent part of working with cancer patients is that it forces the psychologist to evolve both personally and professionally; it is an honor to witness this growth during the internship year as interns evolve into confident psychologists. 

Tidbit About Yourself: Spending time with my 3 rescue dogs, hiking, baking, and exploring Denver’s microbrewery scene.

Email: rebecca.hunter@cuanschutz.edu

Marisa Kostiuk, PhD

Marisa Kostiuk, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor

Degree Specialty: Counseling Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Denver Health Medical Center, Integrated Behavioral Health Division, Denver, CO

Internship: University of Pennsylvania-Perelman School of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate School: University of Denver, Department of Counseling Psychology, Denver, CO

Clinical Specialty: Clinical interests include chronic illness management, sexual/reproductive health, weight management, and psycho-onocology.

What do you like about supervising or being involved in the internship: I enjoy supervision because I believe it is a privilege to be part of trainees professional development and growth. 

Tidbit About Yourself: In my free time, I really enjoy getting outside, going to new restaurants, gardening, reading, and spending time with friends.

Email: marisa.2.kostiuk@cuanschutz.edu

Lisa Meltzer, PhD

Lisa Meltzer, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor at National Jewish Health’s Sleep Medicine Program - Pediatrics

Degree Specialty: Clinical Health Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Internship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Graduate School: University of Florida

Clinical Specialty: Pediatric Sleep

Tidbit About Yourself: I love teaching others about sleep as it is a critical health asset that every clinician needs to know about. Also, I play flute/piccolo in the Denver Concert Band.

Email: tmeltzerl@njhealth.org

Rebecca Richey, PsyD

Rebecca Richey, PsyD

Role Within the Internship: Director of Didactics

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Colorado, School of Psychiatry, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program

Internship: Southern Arizona Psychology Internship Consortium

Graduate School: University of Indianapolis

Clinical Specialty: Women’s Primary Care

Tidbit About Yourself: I have a toddler who takes up all my time and effort for now!

Email: rebecca.richey@cuanschutz.edu

Vanessa Rollins, PhD

Vanessa Rollins, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor, Integrated Primary Care, Boulder Clinic

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Graduate School: University of Denver

Clinical Specialty: Heart rate variability biofeedback, bipolar disorder, health behavior change, CBT

Tidbit About Yourself: I’ve worked in integrated primary care and medical education for a long time, and enjoy teaching learners from all disciplines. In my free time I’m hanging out with my partner, his kids, or 2 dogs running, hiking, biking, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Email: vanessa.rollins@cuanschutz.edu

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Laura Santerre-Lemmon, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor & Director, DU Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic

Degree Specialty: Clinical Child Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Internship: Phoenix Children’s Hospital (2011)

Graduate School: Ph.D., University of Denver

Clinical Specialty: Clinical Child Psychology and Neuropsychological Assessment

Tidbit About Yourself: I love living in Denver and spending time in the mountains.

Email: laura.santerre-lemmon@du.edu

Elizabeth

Elizabeth "Devon" Smith, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor at National Jewish Health’s Sleep Medicine Program

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Internship: The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University/Charlie Norwood Veteran Affairs Medical Center Consortium

Graduate School:  Washington State University

Clinical Specialty: Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Health Psychology, Health Disparities

What do you like about supervising or being involved in the internship: I had wonderful supervisors during my training and I enjoy being able to “give back” by sharing the knowledge and skills I learned through these experiences with future psychologists. 

Tidbit about Yourself: I’m a proud cat lady, stepmom, and self-proclaimed feminist, who loves Colorado IPAs, binge reading fast paced thrillers, my Peloton (love a good Alex class), and admiring the mountains from afar (hiking is my idea of torture).

Email Address:  smithed@njhealth.org

Dana Steidtmann, PhD

Dana Steidtmann, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor for Johnson Depression Center

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: 2 year NIMH Fellowship in treatment for chronic depression at Stanford University School of Medicine; 2 year fellowship in health policy and health care innovation at Stanford University School of Medicine

Internship: VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Graduate School: University of Kansas, Clinical Psychology

Clinical Specialty: Evidence-based psychotherapy for depression and anxiety in adults

Tidbit About Yourself: I enjoy skiing, travel, watching documentary films and seeing live music.

Email: dana.steidtmann@cuanschutz.edu

Lauren Tolle, PhD

Lauren Tolle, PhD

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor, UC Health Family Medicine Clinic in Westminster; Advisor

Degree Specialty: Clinical Psychology; MA in Applied Health Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Colorado; Behavioral Health and Wellness Program

Internship: University of Colorado; Department of Psychiatry

Graduate School: University of Nevada, Reno

Clinical Specialty: Integrated behavioral health in primary care; third wave behavioral therapies

Tidbit About Yourself: Professionally, I am interested furthering research and knowledge on the effectiveness of integrated behavioral health care; personally, I love to spend time with my husband and two kids, traveling, cooking, and exploring all the beauty Colorado has to offer.

Email: lauren.tolle@cuanschutz.edu

Rachel Walker, PsyD, LP, CMPC

Rachel Walker, Psy.D., LP, CMPC

Role Within the Internship: Minor Rotation Supervisor at Psychological Health and Performance, CU Athletics

Degree Specialty: Counseling Psychology, Athletic Counseling

Internship: Florida Atlantic University CAPS

Graduate School: Springfield College, Psy.D. and University of Edinburgh, M.Sc.

Clinical Specialty: Sport Psychology

Tidbit About Yourself: My sport was ski racing. I started skiing when I was 3 years old and became an elite level ski racer. I retired from ski racing after my senior year in college and 4 years of competing on the NCAA Division 1 circuit. I enjoy spending time outside, especially in the Colorado mountains! I enjoy running, hiking, and going on long bike rides as well as spending quality time with family and friends, reading a good book, and traveling.

Email: rachel.walker@colorado.edu