We apologize for the inconvencience this causes, and we appreciate your interest in Women's Behavioral Health. The Psychosocial Oncology Track is still accepting applicants until the December 1st deadline.
Now Accepting Applicants!
The Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM), offers post-doctoral psychology fellowships in the specialization of clinical health psychology with two major tracks: (1) Women’s Health and Behavioral Health (WHBH); and (2) Psychosocial Oncology. The overarching goal of the fellowship is to prepare trainees for practice and board certification in clinical health psychology, with focused preparation for faculty positions in academic medical centers. There is one fellowship position for each of clinical health psychology tracks.
Melissa A. Kwitowski, PhD
Melissa A. Kwitowski, PhD is an assistant professor in the Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness service line in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kwitowski is a clinical health psychologist with expertise in women’s health and the management of chronic medical conditions. She has a specialty in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Kwitowski currently provides outpatient psychotherapy as well as inpatient consultation-liaison psychiatry services on the mother/baby unit at UC Health. She received her graduate degree in counseling psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University with an emphasis in health psychology. She completed her internship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Dayton Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. In her spare time, Dr. Kwitowski enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite things to do in Colorado are exploring off-road trails with her husband and dispersed camping in the national forests.
Link to mention in recent media: Surviving triple threats: polycystic liver and kidney diseases + breast cancer - UCHealth Today
Link to Scholarly work: Technology-Based Approaches for Supporting Perinatal Mental Health - PubMed (nih.gov)
Laurie Ivey, PsyD
Laurie Ivey, PsyD is the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health for the Office of Psychological Science and Practice in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Colorado, Anschutz. She is a Visiting Professor and currently works and supervises in Primary Care and GYN for the Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Service Line. Prior to working in her current position, she spent 18 years teaching University of Colorado family medicine residents at Swedish Family Medicine Residency and was the founding director of the first Integrated Primary Care Postdoctoral Fellowship program (2009-2020) in the state of Colorado. Following this she was faculty at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology where she taught health psychology focused classes, ran their field placement program and their Health Psychology Clinic. While there she was promoted to Clinical Professor. In her free time she enjoys the Colorado outdoors and spending time with her teenage sons.
Erin Baurle, PsyD
Erin Baurle, PsyD, is a licensed clinical health psychologist and the Medical Director of Oncology Counseling Services for Medical Oncology at the University of Colorado. Erin obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed her Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at the Cancer Wellness Center.
Erin has worked in primary care and oncology settings to help improve the well-being of patients and families impacted by medical diagnoses. She has expertise in program development and implementation and a growing interest in how quality improvement and patient reported outcomes can impact delivery of care. Erin has been active in professional organizations and enjoys how this helps form a professional community. She was elected by her peers to the role of President of the Colorado Psychological Association 2020-2021 and is currently serving a term as Presidential Advisor. Erin has been active in clinical supervision throughout her career, most recently serving as the primary clinical supervisor for the Fellowship in integrated primary care at STRIDE Community Health Center from 2016-2022.
Erin moved from her home of Chicago to northwest Denver in 2015. She and her husband spend most of their time outside of work husband raising two young daughters – the goal for this year is to get them on skis!
Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the respective track leads found in the fellowship details.