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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Behavioral Medicine

Section Members

Dennis C. Russo, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Professor
Head of Behavioral Medicine

Dennis C. Russo, PhD, ABPP, is Clinical Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychology at East Carolina University.  He also holds appointment as Head of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Family Medicine in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

A recipient of the Lee Salk Distinguished Service Award from the Division of Pediatric Psychology of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Russo has recently help positions as Chief Clinical Officer of the May Institute, and Clinical Director of the National Autism Center.  He has previously held a number of academic and professional appointments including Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, as Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program at Children's Hospital Boston, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and as Associate Director of the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the John F. Kennedy Institute for Handicapped Children in Baltimore, Maryland.

A past president of both the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and Society of Pediatric Psychology, he has been elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in five Divisions, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the American Academy of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the American Psychological Society, the American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology, and the Massachusetts Psychological Association.

Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT
Behavioral Medicine
Associate Professor
BS in Psychology, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 1992
MS in Applied Family and Child Studies, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Norther Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 1994
PhD in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 1997
Medical Family Therapy Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 1998

Gersh,-Ben-webBenjamin Gersh, MD
Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatric Medicine and Family Medicine
BS, Chemistry with Biomedical concentration, minor in history;    
University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC 1999
MS, Toxicology; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 2002
MD, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, 2006
Residency, Psychiatric Medicine and Family Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC, 2011