Janelle Thompson, PsyD

Degrees: 
PsyD: La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2015
MA: La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012
Fellowship: 
Clinical Health Psychology and Primary Care, Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Interests: 

Clinical Research Interests:

  • Health and health care disparities in refugee and immigrant populations
  • Chronic illness management (diabetes, HIV, chronic lung disease, heart disease)
  • Treatment of the psychosocial factors involved in gastrointestinal problems
  • Variables that influence satisfaction, engagement, and quality of life in medical and psychology trainees
Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Thompson completed her PsyD at La Salle University, with a concentration in health psychology. She teaches family medicine residents the application and understanding of behavioral science at our Family Medicine Residency Program at Alvernon. She also provides behavioral health care to patients of all ages at Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon. This includes treatment of conditions that are often associated with psychology, such as: transient stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol misuse and anger. Additionally, Dr. Thompson specializes in identifying and treating maladaptive health behaviors that frequently result in obesity, physical inactivity, poor medication adherence, or poor dietary adherence. Her primary clinical interests include chronic illness management (diabetes, HIV, chronic lung disease, heart disease) and treatment of the psychosocial factors involved in gastrointestinal problems.

Dr. Thompson's clinical research interests are in the areas of health and health care disparities in refugee and immigrant populations. Her other research interests are in the variables that influence satisfaction, engagement, and quality of life in medical and psychology trainees.