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A. Garrett Hazelton, PhD

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

Phone: 252-744-4231
Fax: 252-744-2419
Email: hazeltona15@ecu.edu

Faculty Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor


Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training

Duke University Medical Center
Duke Integrative Medicine
Duke Diet & Fitness Center
Durham, NC
Assessment, individual therapy, clinical research, project coordination, creation of patient registry data management system, and teaching July 2011 to July 2012

Higher Education

Duke University Medical Center Pre-Doctoral Internship
Rotations: Obesity; Pain/Biofeedback
APA Accredited 2011
East Carolina University Clinical Health Psychology
Focus: Cardiac Disease & Obesity
Ph.D. 2011
Appalachian State University Health Psychology
Focus: Substance Use Disorders & Diabetes
M.A. 2006
North Carolina State University Psychology
Minor Sociology
B.A. 2002

Teaching Experience

UNC Asheville

Course Director Health Psychology Spring 2015

Western Carolina University

Course Director Health Psychology Spring 2015

East Carolina University

Psychiatry Resident Education Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 2013-2014
Social Work Staff Education Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 2013-2014
Physician Assistant Studies Behavioral Sciences Course Director 2013-2014
Second Year Medical Student Lecturer Psychoanalytic Theory; Anxiety Disorders 2012-2014
First Year Medical Student Lecturer Developmental Psychology; Medical Adherence 2012-2014
Guest Lecturer - ECU Dept. of Psychology Diabetes Management 2012-2014
Guest Lecturer - ECU Dept. of Psychology Career Decisions for Psychologists 2012-2014
Clinical Supervision Psychology, Psychiatry and MFT Trainees 2012-2014

Duke University Medical Center

Weekly Educational Seminar Stress Prevention and Management 2011-2012
Weekly Educational Seminar Behavioral Economics and Obesity 2011-2012

East Carolina University

Graduate Supervisor Supervision of Psychology Graduate Students 2009
Guest Lectures Diabetes Management; Cardiac Psychology; Medial Decision Making  

Appalachian State University

Instructor for undergraduate course General/Intro to Psychology Fall 2004-Spring 2005
Guest lecturer for graduate course Behavioral Health & Diabetes Mellitus Spring 2005

Grant Funding & Applications

2013 Co-Investigator Not awarded Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration - Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substances Use in Eastern North Carolina
2013 Co-PI Under Review NIH - Investigating Racial and other Disparities in Recommendations for and Success after Bariatric Surgery.
2009 PI Awarded $100,000 Medtronic - Research investigating decision making among potential implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients.
2008 PI Not awarded American Heart Association - Research investigating decision making among potential implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients.

Publications, Chapters & Presentations

Hazelton, A.G., Bloch, R., & Saeed, S. (2015). Research Issues and Clinical Implications of Exercise Effects in the Treatment of Depressive and Anxiety Disorders. In T. Farooqui & A.A. Farooqui (Ed.), Diet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases. Wiley-Blackwell.

Wolever, R.Q., Dmitrieva, N., Price, R., Hazelton, A.G., Bechard, E., Walker, A., & Tucci, D. (2014, May). Preliminary Clinical Trial of Integrative Therapy for Patients with Severe Tinnitus: Findings from a NIDCD R21. Paper presented at the International Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health, Miami, FL.

Hazelton, A.G., Corsino, L., Eisenson, H., Ostbye, T., Svetkey, L., & Wolever, R. (2014, April). Psychosocial Outcomes from a Multidisciplinary Worksite Weight Loss Intervention. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Hazelton, A.G. (2014, April). DSM 5 Update: Anxiety, Obesssive-Compulsive, and Trauma and Stressor Disorders. Presentation at the Adult Education Conference, Eastern Area Health Education Center, Greenville, NC.

Hazelton, A.G. (2014, March). Compassion Fatigue and Diabetes Educators. Area Health Education, Presentation at the Diabetes Education Conference, Eastern Area Health Education Center, Greenville, NC.

Cutitta, K., Woodrow, L., Ford, J., Shea, J., Fischer, A., Hazelton, G., & Sears, S.F. (2014). SHOCKTIVITY: Ability and avoidance of daily activity behaviors in ICD patients. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 34, 1-7.

Hazelton, A. G., Sears, S.F., Ford, J., Cahill, J., Nekkanti, R., Deantonio, H., Ottoboni, L., Norton, L., & Wang, P. (2014). Decisional Balance among Potential Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Recipients: Development of the ICD-Decision Analysis Scale (ICD-DAS). Pacing and clinical electrophysiology, 37(1):63-72.

Hazelton, A. G., Williams, J., Wakefield, J.P., Perlman, A., Kraus, W.E. & Wolever, R.Q.(2013). Psychosocial Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation among Women Compared to Men. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 34(1):21-28.

Hazelton, A.G. (2013, August). DSM 5 Update on Feeding and Eating Disorders. Presentation at Cherry Hospital Continuing Education Series, Goldsboro, NC.

Hazelton, A. G., Al-Khatib, S. M., Fonarow, G. C., Thomas, K. L., Hayes, D., Sanders, G. D., Campbell, S., Yancy, C. (2013). Assessment of the Quality of Existing Patient Education Tools Focused on Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Evaluation by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Thought Leadership Alliance. Patient Preference and Adherence, 7 361–368.

Hazelton, A. G., Al-Khatib, S. M., Fonarow, G. C., Thomas, K. L., Hayes, D., Sanders, G. D., Campbell, S., Yancy, C. (2013, March). Assessment of the Quality of Existing Patient Education Tools Focused on Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Evaluation by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Thought Leadership Alliance. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Ford, J., Finch, J. F., Woodrow, L. K., Cutitta, K.E., Shea, J., Fischer, A., Hazelton, G., & Sears, S.F. (2012). The Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (FSAS) for Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: Testing Factor Structure, Reliability, and Validity of a Previously Established Measure. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology, 35(9), 1146-1153.

Sears, S.F., Hazelton, A. G., St. Amant, J., Matchett, M., Kovacs, A., Vazquez, L. D., Fairbrother, D., Redfearn, S., Hanisch, D., Dubin, A., Cannon, B., Fishbach, P., Kanter, R., & Bryant, R. (2011). Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. American Journal of Cardiology, 107, 1023-1027.

Hazelton, A.G., Sears, S.F., & Rodriguez, E. (2011). Atrial fibrillation: A biopsychosocial approach to patient management. In E. Dornelas (Ed.), Stress Proof the Heart: Behavioral Approaches for Cardiac Patients. Springer.

Sears, S. F., Hauf, J. D., Kirian, K., Hazelton, G., and Conti, J. B. (2011). Post-Traumatic stress and the implantable cardioverter defibrillator patient: What the electrophysiologist needs to know. Circulation, 4, 242-50

Hazelton, A. G., Sears, S.F., St. Amant, J., Matchett, M., Kovacs, A., Vazquez, L. D., Fairbrother, D., Redfearn, S., Hanisch, D., Dubin, A., Cannon, B., Fishbach, P., Kanter, R., & Bryant, R. (2010, April). Quality of Life in Pediatric Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients: A United States Multi-Center Survey. Paper presented at the North Carolina Psychological Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Hazelton, A. G., Sears, S. F., Kirian, K., Matchett, M., & Shea, J. (2009). Coping with your partner’s ICD and cardiac disease. Circulation, 120, e73 - e76.

Matchett, M., Sears, S.F., Hazelton, G., Kirian, K., Wilson, E., & Nakkanti, R. (2009). The implantable cardioverter defibrillator: Its history, current psychological impact and future. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 6, 43-50.

Matchett, M., Kirian, K., Hazelton, 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.

Hazelton, A. G., Sears, S.F.(2009, April). Development of the Implantable Cardioverter Decision Analysis Scale. Paper presented at the Eastern Area Health Education Center, Greenville, NC.

Michael, K. D., Curtin, L., Kirkley, D. E., Jones, D. L., Harris, R., Pratt, K., Mcdevitt, K., Miller, G, Quealy-Berge, D., Hazelton, G., Ritchie, L., Tucker, K., Stridh, P., Coil, A. (2006). Group-based motivational interviewing for alcohol use among college students: An exploratory study. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37, 629-634.

Hazelton, A. G., Smith, A. E., Michael, K. D., Curtin, L., Steele, K. M., & Pratt, K. (2007, May). Psychopathology is not predictive of excessive drinking in a sample of college freshman. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Risky Decision Making Section, Washington, D.C.

Michael, K., Curtin, L., Kirkley, D., Harris, R., Hazelton, G., Pratt, K., Miller, G., Tucker, K., & Stridh, P. (August, 2005). Efficacy of a Group-Based Motivational Interviewing Alcohol Intervention. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Clinical Experiences

Mission Weight Management Bariatric Surgery Evaluations; Medical Weight Management; Psychotherapy; Program Development; Supervision 2014-Present
East Carolina University Department of Psychiatric Medicine Health Psychology Clinic; Evaluation for Spinal Cord Stimulator, Bariatric Surgery, HCV Treatment, Kidney Transplant; Psychotherapy 2012-2014
Duke Integrative Medicine Evaluation and individual therapy for chronic pain, SCS, or pump. 2011-2012
Duke University Pain Management Evaluation and individual therapy for chronic pain, SCS, or pump. 2010-2011
Duke University Weight Loss Surgery Evaluation, group, and individual therapy for pre- and post-operative surgical patients 2010-2011
Health Steps - Cardiac Rehabilitation Psychotherapy for patients in cardiac rehabilitation 2007-2010
Brody School of Medicine General Psychiatric Outpatient Services Fall 2009-Spring 2010
East Carolina University Healthy Weight Clinic/ Behavioral Weight Loss Individual and Group Treatment Fall 2009-Spring 2010
East Carolina University Sports Psychology Spring 2010
East Carolina University Heart Institute Cardiac Psychology Clinic Spring 2009-Spring 2010
Pitt County Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation; Acute Care Summer and Fall 2008
Veteran Affairs PTSD; Smoking Cessation Spring 2008
B & D Behavioral Health Services Intake Coordinator; Psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults 2006-2007
Duke University Medical Center Substance Abuse; Adult & Adolescent Fall 2005-Spring 2006
Brody School of Medicine at ECU Diabetes Counseling Summer 2004
Appalachian State University Graduate Research Assistant 2003-2005
Appalachian State University Health Psychology Clinic Spring 2004, Fall 2004 & Spring 2005
Autism Society of North Carolina TEACCH Therapist 2003-2004
Pitt County Schools Mentor/Teaching Assistant 2002-2003
North Carolina State University Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapist 2001-2002

Activities in the Profession

2013 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop, Raleigh, NC
2012 Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program, Duke Integrative Medicine
2012 Mindfulness Training for Professionals, Duke Integrative Medicine
2011 Training In Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Duke Integrative Medicine
2011 Clinical Research Coordinator Training, Duke University Medical Center
2009-2010 Co-Manager Cardiac Psychology Research Lab, East Carolina University
2007-2009 External Relations Committee - Student Representative
Department of Psychology, East Carolina University
2007-2010 Psychology Graduate Student Volunteer Organization

Current Memberships

2012-Present American Psychological Association
2012-Present Society of Behavioral Medicine
2012-Present Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Honors & Awards

2012-Current National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
2010 Award for Excellence in Clinical Care: Top Graduate Clinician
2009 Received the East Carolina University Department of Clinical Health Psychology's Health Psychology Research Award
2002 Graduated from North Carolina State University Cum Laude - Undergraduate
2000-2002 North Carolina State University Dean's List - Undergraduate