Justin M. Nash, PhD

Department Head & Professor


Justin Nash, PhD, is a Professor and Department Head of the Department of Allied Health Sciences. He arrived at UConn in January 2017 after 25 years as medical school faculty at Brown University. A clinical psychologist by training, his work has included interprofessional training in educational settings, interdisciplinary treatment in clinical settings, and transdisciplinary science in research settings. His interests are in health promotion and disease prevention, and he has conducted work focused on headache and pain disorders, health behavior enhancement, and health services. Dr. Nash has also developed and evaluated behavioral treatment for headache and chronic pain and led efforts to develop and evaluate the integration of behavioral health in primary care and other medical settings. He has held leadership positions in the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium and on a number of National Institutes of Health grants (T32, R25T, P50). His leadership experience also includes Board positions for the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs (Chair), the Society for Health Psychology (President), and Society of Behavioral Medicine (Executive Officer). He is past Associate Editor of Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

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