Research Faculty

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Lisa Betthauser MBA, PhD

Clinical Instructor
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SOM)

Dr. Lisa M. Betthauser obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Health Psychology, from the University of Colorado, Denver. Prior to her doctorate, she earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver, in 2006. She also holds a Certificate of Neuroscience from the University of Colorado, Boulder, completed in 2003. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Denver VA Medical Center, Eastern Colorado Health Care System in June 2016. Upon completion of her internship, Dr. Betthauser joined the staff of the Rocky Mountain Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center as a Research Psychologist. Dr. Betthauser's primary research interests include examining the impact of stress, resiliency, mild traumatic brain injury, and suicide on relationships and health and well-being outcomes. In addition, she is interested in the acceptability and feasibility of complementary alternative medicine interventions for PTSD, traumatic brain injury and associated psychiatric outcomes such as suicide. Currently, at the University of Colorado, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, she is a co-investigator on a grant-funded yoga-based treatment for Veterans with mTBI and postconcussive headaches. She also is a co-investigator on a recently completed study exploring parental decision-making regarding return-to-play for student athletes.