Catherine Devany Serio, PhD - Psychology, Behavioral Health

Dr. Catherine Devany Serio reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Serio is the behavioral health consultant for Healthwise. She joined Healthwise in 2006 to consult on product development for multimedia patient education materials. She assists teams with the integration of evidence-based medicine and behavior change theory to develop effective interventions for promoting patient wellness, healthy lifestyles, and management of chronic illness. Prior to joining Healthwise, Dr. Serio was the Director of Psychosocial Education and the Director of Grants and Research for the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and continues to serve as an Associate Clinical Professor for the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

Education and Training

Fellowship in Geriatric Psychology: Virginia Commonwealth University and McGuire Veteran's Center, Richmond, VA, 1989

PhD: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1993

Internship in Psychology: Virginia Commonwealth University, University Counseling Services, Richmond, VA, 1992–1993

Internship in Women's Service's Program: Virginia Commonwealth University, University Counseling Services, Richmond, VA, 1992–1993

Multicultural Intern and Trainer: Virginia Commonwealth University, University Counseling Services, Richmond, VA, 1992–1993

Fellowship in Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1993–1994

Academic Appointments

University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine, Seattle, WA:

  • Associate Clinical Professor, 2003–present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, 1995–2003

Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1994–1995
  • Instructor, School of Pharmacy, 1992

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA:

  • Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, 1993
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, 1990–1992
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, 1989

Research Assistant, University of Texas, Department of Psychology, Austin, TX, 1988–1989

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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