Brandon N. Kyle, PhD

Brandon N. Kyle

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
600 Moye Boulevard, Mail Stop 694
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-1406
Fax: 252-744-2419
Email: kyleb@ecu.edu

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor


Education and Training

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Health Psychology/Primary Care Emphasis (August 2010-July 2011).
APA Accredited Program, South Texas Veterans Health Care System; San Antonio, TX.

Pre-Doctoral Internship, Health Psychology/Primary Care Emphasis (July 2009-July 2010).
APA Accredited Program, South Texas Veterans Health Care System; San Antonio, TX.

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Health Psychology (August 2010).
APA Accredited Doctoral Program at West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV.

M.S. Psychology (May 2007).
West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV.

B.A. Psychology, Honors with High Distinction (May 2005).
Ohio Northern University; Ada, OH.

Licensure, Certification, and Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Psychologist & Health Services Provider, NC, 2011-Present
  • American Psychological Association, 2008-Present
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2012-Present
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, 2012-Present
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, 2013-Present

Clinical Practice

Pre-surgical (e.g., bariatric, transplant, spinal cord stimulator) and pre-treatment (e.g., hepatitis C) outpatient psychological evaluation. Evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral interventions for health behavior change, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety.

Teaching and Supervision

  • Course Director, M-2 Basic Psychiatry Course
  • Lecturer and Small Group Leader, M-1 Behavioral Science Course
  • Instructor, PGY-1 Motivational Interviewing Seminar
  • Instructor, PGY-2 Integrated Care Seminar
  • Instructor, PGY-3 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Seminar
  • Instructor, PGY-3 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Seminar
  • Supervisor, PhD Student Health Psychology Practicum

Selected Publications

Davis, C.E., Kyle, B.N., Thorp, J., Wu, Q., & Firnhaber, J. (In press). Comparison of pain, functioning, coping, and psychological distress in patients with chronic low-back pain evaluated for spinal cord stimulator implant or behavioral pain management. Pain Medicine.

Kyle, B. N., & McNeil, D. W. (2014). Autonomic arousal and experimentally-induced pain: A critical review of the literature. Pain Research and Management, 19, 159-167.

Wilson, T. D., McNeil, D. W., Kyle, B. N., & Weaver, B. D. (2014). Effects of conscious sedation on oral surgery patient recall of anxiety and pain. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, 117, 277-282.

McNeil, D. W., Kyle, B. N., with Nurius, P. (2013). Exposure therapies and strategies: imaginal, in vitro, in vivo, and intensive. In S. Cormier, P. S. Nurius, & C. J. Osborn (Eds.) Interviewing and change strategies for helpers: Fundamental skills and cognitive behavioral interventions (7th ed., pp. 475-512). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Moitra, E., Sperry, J. A., Mongold, D., Kyle, B. N., & Selby, J. (2011). A group medical visit program for primary care patients with chronic pain. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42, 153-159.

McNeil, D. W., Helfer, A. J., Weaver, B. D., Graves, R. W., Kyle, B. N., & Davis, A. M. (2011). Memory of pain and anxiety associated with tooth extraction. Journal of Dental Research, 90, 220-224.

Kyle, B.N., McNeil, D. W., Mark, J. D., & Weinstein, B. J. (2009). Interaction of intensity and order regarding painful events. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32, 360-370.

Selected Presentations and Posters

Davis, C. E., Kyle, B. N., Thorp, J., & Wu., Q. (2014, April). Prediction of spinal cord stimulator trial for patients with chronic low back pain. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA.

Kyle, B. N., Davis, C. E., Thorp, J., Fisher, H., & Smith, L. (2013, March). Relation of pain and sleep in patients evaluated for spinal cord stimulator implantation. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA.

Davis, C. E., Kyle, B. N., Thorp, J., Smith, L., Fisher, H., & Wu., Q. (2013, March). Comparison of pain, disability, and psychological distress in patients with chronic low back pain being evaluated for spinal cord stimulator implant or behavioral pain management. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA.

Wilson, T. D., Kyle, B. N., McNeil, D. W., Helfer, A. J., Weaver, B. D., & Graves, R. W. (2012, April). Components of dental fear and phobia and relation to pain over time. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA.

Nath, C., Mason, E. M., Kyle, B. N., Weinstein, B., Sperry, J. A., & Williams, D. J. (2010, May). A health literacy communication skills curriculum for pre-doctoral students. Symposium presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 43rd Annual Spring Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Sperry, J. A., Kyle, B. N., Weinstein, B., Nath, C., & Williams, D. J. (2010, May). Poverty simulation: An experiential workshop to teach advocacy for the underserved. Symposium presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 43rd Annual Spring Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Kyle, B. N., Mark, J. D., Ramsey, A. L., Mealy, K. W., Noechel, V. A., & McNeil, D. W. (2007, November). Understanding and predicting pain across response modalities: From the laboratory to the clinic. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 41st Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.


Health Service Psychologist