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    Mayo Clinic at the Society of Behavioral Medicine #SBM2022 — the urgency of adaptation

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The 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine is April 6-9, in Baltimore. With the meeting theme “The Urgency of Adaptation,” the 2022 conference seeks to showcase opportunities for behavioral medicine to increase its effect on the climate crisis, systemic racism, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Embedded in the clinical practice, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery drives practice transformation at Mayo Clinic. Multidisciplinary teams lead projects and programs across critical intersections of health and health care, including technology, community and population health, disparities and routes to equity.

At #SBM2022, Mayo Clinic is on site at booth #3, offering opportunities to learn more about our research and related career opportunities.

Here are all the other places you can hear from Mayo Clinic experts during #SBM2022, or see the results of collaborations near and far:

Thursday, April 7

Lila Rutten, Ph.D.

The 2022 Society of Behavioral Medicine Achievement awards will be celebrated during the Presidential Keynote at 4 p.m. We are proud to note that Lila Rutten, Ph.D., is the recipient of the Elliot J. Coups Improving Health Through Behavioral Medicine award.

This award was established by the Society of Behavioral Medicine to acknowledge contributions to any phase of translational work, in line with the work Elliot J. Coups, Ph.D., did to address skin cancer prevention. Dr. Coups passed away July 21, 2020.

9 a.m. — Symposium 7: Leveraging mHealth to Address Cardiovascular Health in Underserved Populations

This symposium features research from four experts in cardiovascular disease risk prevention and intervention.

Mayo Clinic's presenter: LaPrincess Brewer, M.D.

Paper: Community-based, cluster-randomized pilot trial of a cardiovascular mHealth intervention among African Americans: Rationale, design, and baseline findings of the FAITH! Trial

Dr. Brewer's discussion features the results from a pilot trial of an application-based intervention designed to address physical and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease among African Americans.

11 a.m. — Poster session B

Presenter: Katherine Vickery, M.D., Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute, Minneapolis

Mayo Clinic co-author: Victor Montori, M.D.

Several other institutions are represented among the co-authors.

Presenter: Rikke Aune Asbjørnsen, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Vestfold, Norway

Mayo Clinic co-author: Matthew M. Clark, PhD., L.P.

Several other Norwegian institutions are represented among the co-authors, along with the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands.

Presenter: Gladys Asiedu, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

All co-authors are from Mayo Clinic: Lorrie Blanchfield, Renaldo Blocker, Ph.D., Kevin Hovde, Ajay Jayakumar, Shavogne Morgan, Kristin Pavek, Kristi  Sorensen, Nasibeh Zanjirani Farahani, Ph.D.

1:20 p.m. — Paper Session 8: Pain

Short-term efficacy findings from a randomized controlled trial with EPIO – a digital pain self-management program

Presenter: Katrine Bostrøm, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Mayo Clinic co-author: Eleshia Morrison, Ph.D., L.P.

Several other American and Norwegian institutions are represented among the co-authors, as well as the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands.

Friday, April 8

11 a.m. — Poster session D

Presenter: Sean Phelan, Ph.D.

All co-authors are from Mayo Clinic: Monica Albertie, Megan Allyse, Ph.D., Amelia Barwise, M.B., B.CH., B.A.O., Ph.D., Sarah Batbold, Kristin Clift, Jason Egginton, Lily Huang (also affiliated with Rutgers University), Matt Johnson, Laura Pacheco-Spann.

1:30 p.m. — Paper Session 20: Cancer

Integrative and Digital Health for Cancer: Providing Digital Stress-Management for Cancer Survivors; A 12-months Randomized Controlled Trial with StressProffen

Presenter: Elin Børøsund, Ph.D., Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Mayo Clinic co-authors: Shawna Ehlers, Ph.D., L.P., Matthew M. Clark, PhD., L.P.

In addition to Oslo University Hospital, other co-authors are from the University of Kentucky and Oslo Metropolitan University.

2 p.m. — Panel 18: Dissemination and Implementation

We Can Build the Tools, but Who Will Sustain Them? Challenges and Opportunities When Implementing Digital Health Interventions

Chair: Carly Goldstein, Ph.D., The Miriam Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island


  • J. Graham Thomas, Ph.D., The Miriam Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., Mayo Clinic
  • Andrea Graham, Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

The three panelists are each conducting digital health intervention clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health. After presenting their individual implementation projects, they will participate in a discussion addressing:

  • How do we successfully hand-off technologies to community partners for sustained implementation?
  • How can co-design and stakeholder-centered methods promote success?
  • How can sustainable digital health intervention implementation bridge the “digital divide” to promote more equitable access to behavioral health tools for all?
  • How should “already-developed” digital health interventions be adapted for implementation, and what optimizes their sustainment?

5 p.m. — Poster Session E

Presenter: Shelby Langer, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Mayo Clinic co-author: John DiBaise, M.D.

Other co-authors are from Arizona State University.

Presenter: James Morgante, Ph.D., AO North America, Wayne, Pennsylvania

Mayo Clinic co-author: Marco Rizzo, M.D.

Other co-authors are from Tufts Medical Center, Advanced Clinical Education Inc., and Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital.

Presenter: Gladys Asiedu, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

Other Mayo Clinic co-authors: Sarah Atunah-Jay, M.D., Supriya Behl, Bridget Biggs, Ph.D., L.P., Emily McTate, Ph.D., L.P., Ahmed (Shafii) Mohamed, M.D., Sean Phelan, Ph.D., Manisha Salinas, Dr.P.H., Mark Wieland, M.D.

Additional co-author: Ashaunta Anderson, M.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles.


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