Department of Psychology
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Dr. Dennis Russo

Dennis C. Russo, Ph.D., ABPP
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Psychology

Office: Brody 4N-51, Brody School of medicine
Phone: 252-744-2810
Fax: 252-744-3040

Mailing Address:

Department of Family Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
600 Moye Blvd.
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Willing to consider taking a doctoral student this year: No


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara 
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara 

Research Interests:

Dr. Russo is Head, Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine.  A recipient of the Lee Salk Distinguished Service Award from the Division of Pediatric Psychology of the American Psychological Association and a past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54), he has been elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in the Divisions of Clinical Psychology (Div. 12), Behavior Analysis (Div. 25), Child and Family Policy and Practice (Div. 37), Health Psychology (Div. 38), and Pediatric Psychology (Div. 54).  He is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.  His research interests focus on behavioral medicine in primary care, integrated care models, and behavioral issues in chronic medical illness, particularly diabetes.

Selected publications and books:

Handen, B. L., Mandell, F., & Russo, D. C. (1986). Feeding induction in children who refuse to eat. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 140, 52-54.

Mehegan, J., Masek, B. J., Harrison, W., Russo, D. C., & Leviton, A. (1987). A multi-component behavioral treatment for pediatric migraine. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 2, 191-196.

Russo, D. C., Tarbell, S. E., & Follansbee, D. J. (1989). Learning and the modification of somatic function. In A. Brownstein & P. Harzem (Eds.), Progress in Behavioral Studies, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 81-124.

Berde, C. B., Lehn, B. M., Yee, J. D., Sethna, N. F., Moore, L. J., & Russo, D. C. (1991). Patient-controlled analgesia in children and adolescents: A randomized prospective comparison with intramuscular morphine for postoperative analgesia. Journal of Pediatrics, 118, 460-466.

Russo D. C. and Howard, H. A. (1999)  The Evolving Role of Clinical Psychology in Health Care Systems. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 6, 232-238.

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