Kari Kirian, PhD
Dr. Kari Kirian received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from East Carolina University in 2012. During her career she has contributed 9 publications to the field of Cardiac Psychology and completed a predoctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2012.
She is currently a clinical instructor for the department of Family Medicine. Dr. Kirian remains an active member of the Cardiac Psychology lab. Her interests include behavioral medicine, integrated care, primary care psychology, health psychology, and cardiac psychology.
Kirian, K., Sears, S. F., & DeAntonio, H. (2012). Sudden cardiac arrest: A biopsychosocial approach to patient management of ventricular fibrillation and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. In E. Dornelas (Ed.), Stress proof the heart: Behavioral approaches for cardiac patients (pp. 25-43). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Ford, J., Cutitta, K. E., Woodrow, L. K., Kirian, K., & Sears, S. F. (2011). Caring for the heart and mind in ICD patients. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 3, 451-62.
Sears, S. F., Hauf, J. D., Kirian, K., Hazelton, A. G., & Conti, J. B. (2011). Post-traumatic stress and the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patient: What the electrophysiologist needs to know. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 4, 242-250.
Sears, S. F., Kirian, K., Matchett, M., Benton, C., & Nekkanti, R. (2011). Family matters: Research and clinical management of psychosocial issues for ICD patients and ICD partners. In A. Tsiperfal (Ed.), Cardiac arrhythmia management: A practical guide for nurses and allied professionals (pp. 311-325). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.
Sears, S. F. & Kirian, K. (2010). Shock and patient centered outcomes research: Is an ICD shock still a critical event? Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 33, 1437-1441.
Kirian, K., Sears, S. F., & Shea, J. B. (2009). How to respond to an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator recall. Circulation, 119, e189-191.
Hazelton, A. G., Sears, S. F., Kirian, K., Matchett, M., & Shea, J. (2009). Cardiac partner page: Coping with your partner's ICD and cardiac disease. Circulation, 120, e73-e76.
Matchett, M., Kirian, K., Hazelton, A. G., Brumfield, J., & Sears, S. F. (2009). Common presenting psychosocial problems for implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: A primer for consulting professionals. In L. Sher (Ed.) Psychological factors and cardiovascular disorders (pp. xxx-xxx). New York: Nova Biomedical Books.
Matchett, M., Sears, S. F., Hazelton, A. G., Kirian, K., Wilson, E., & Nekkanti, R. (2009). The implantable cardioverter defibrillator: Its history, current psychological impact, and its future. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 6, 43-50.