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Photograph of Eve KupfermanEve Kupferman, PhD

Eve Kupferman, PhD is a research psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. She has a BA in anthropology from George Washington University and a PhD in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. While completing her PhD, she received extensive training in behavioral medicine, health psychology, and psychodynamic models of treatment of the mind and body at UCSF Mount Zion Hospital. She did her clinical internship at Saint Mary’s Hospital/ McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute in the outpatient psychotherapy department and in a low-fee medical clinic where she worked collaboratively with medical residents designing socio-culturally appropriate interventions aimed at enhancing disease management and improving health behaviors. Her research interests include the impact of chronic and traumatic stress on psychological and physical functioning, the influence of attachment style on stress reactivity, affect regulation and metacognitive functioning and the interplay between social support, self efficacy, resilience, and coping styles. She is especially excited to bring her understanding of stress and behavior change (along with an expertise in story telling and media from her previous career at National Public Radio and an internet media company) into the world of mHealth (mobile health). With a growing expertise in the continually emerging tools of mobile technology (self monitoring and feedback, social interaction, biosensors, ecological momentary assessments/EMA and interventions/EMI gamification approaches to behavior change), Dr. Kupferman is passionate about designing and testing innovative interventions that are scalable and far-reaching to support health and wellness.

Current projects include (1) development of a smart phone application intervention to teach mindfulness techniques and increase emotional resilience in a high stressed caregiver population (measurements include telomere length and telomerase activity), (2) use of mobile tools to assess stress, it’s impact on mental and physical health status, and specific health behaviors in graduate pharmacy student population (follow-up study will develop and evaluate efficacy of an mHealth intervention), (3) testing efficacy and reliability of computer based diagnostic tool for OCD, ADHD, and Tourette Syndrome, (4) participation in crowdfunding for science research study.

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