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       PhD in Medical Family Therapy -- Director's Welcome

Director's Welcome About Our Program What is MedFT Admission Requirements Course Info Faculty Bios Alumni Spotlight

As program director, I would like to welcome you to the homepage for East Carolina University’s Medical Family Therapy Program.  Our program is designed to promote the field of Medical Family Therapy by training emerging leaders in theory, research, and policy in MedFT.  Our doctoral students conduct research, teach, and supervise from a relational and systemic perspective through the incorporation of a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach. Our aim is to widen the knowledge base in healthcare to include biomedical, psychosocial, and family data in the collaborative education, treatment, research, and theoretical understanding of medical and mental health issues.

Please use the links above to find out more information about Medical Family Therapy in general or information about our program specifically.  Thank you for visiting us, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Angela Lamson, PhD, LMFT
Program Director


First Year MedFT Students

Ashley Maag from Brigham Young University was recognized for the innovative research from her thesis on collaborative mental health outcomes at the 2013 AAMFT conference.


John Schweichler from ECU has a passion for working with families facing cancer and worked throughout the past year at Duke’s Cancer Patient Support Program.


Francisco Limon from Purdue Calumet received the AAMFT 2013 thesis award for his great work during his master’s program. His research focus is now with migrant and seasonal workers who face health care challenges.


Meghan Lacks from ECU is a 2013 recipient of the Operation ReEntry North Carolina Fellowship and is continuing her research with integrated care in a family medicine center on a military base.


Irina Kolobova from Lewis and Clark is a 2013 recipient of the AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program. Irina is very interested in researching the needs of adolescents and young adults facing cancer.

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