Dr. Cerissa Blaney received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island with a focus in Health Psychology. She completed her Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University as part of the Behavioral Medicine track. Following internship, she began training as an APA-accredited Postdoctoral Fellow at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University with a focus in Primary Care. During her time as a Postdoctoral Fellow she also trained in the Behavioral Medicine and Weight Management clinics.
She joined the faculty of UCF as a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychology in August 2015 in the Clinical PhD program. She works as part of a new consortium between the Department of Psychology and UCF Health, the multidisciplinary faculty practice of the UCF College of Medicine. Dr. Blaney has a joint appointment with the College of Medicine and is an assistant professor within the department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Blaney is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Florida and supervises graduate students training at UCF Health with a focus on integrated care. Her academic and professional pursuits focus on health promotion, health behavior change and chronic disease prevention and management with an emphasis in medical populations, particularly in Primary Care. She is particularly interested in the integration of behavioral health into medical settings and in the interprofessional development and training of medical and behavioral health providers for integrated care.
Dr. Blaney has received many honors and awards during her medical career. While studying at the University of Rhode Island she was presented with the Graduate Student Excellence in Health Psychology Award and the Enhancement of Graduate Research Award, which offered $1,000 for dissertation research. Nationally, her work was recognized at the Society of Behavioral Medicine with the Citation Abstract Award, Meritorious Student Abstract Award and Outstanding Student Diversity Abstract. She also received the Early Career Investigators Travel Award through the Society for Prevention Research. She is a former member of the Diversity Committee with Brown University and has served on a wide variety of service work committees.
Publications and Peer Reviewed Journals
- Blaney, C.L., Redding, C.A., Paiva, A.l., Rossi, J.S., J, Prochaska, J., Blissmer, B., Burditt, C., Blissmer, B., Nash, J.M. & Dotson Bayley, K (Under Review). Integrated Primary Care readiness and Behaviors Scale: Development and Validation in Behavioral Health Professionals. Family Systems and Health
- Busch, A.M., Scott-Sheldon, L.A.J., Pierce, J., Chattillion, E.A., Cunningham, K., Buckley, M.L., Mazer, J.M., Blaney, C.L., Carey, M.P. (2014) Depressed mood predicts pulmonary rehabilitation completion among women, but not men. Respiratory Medicine, 108, 10007-1013.
- Fernandez, A. C., Lipschitz, J.M.; Larson, H. E., Amoyal, N. M., Blaney, C. L., Sillice, M. A., Redding, C., Prochaska, J.O., Paiva, A. (2013) Disease prevention without relapse: Applying the processes of change to HPV vaccination. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 3(3), 301-309.
- Paiva, A.L., Prochaska, J.O., Yin, H-Q., Rossi, J.S., Redding, C.A., Blissmer, B., Robbins, M.L., Velicer, W.F., Lipschitz, J., Amoyal, N., Babbin, S.F., Blaney, C., Sillice, M.A., Fernandez, A., McGee, H., & Horiuchi, S. (2012). Treated individuals who progress to action or maintenance for one behavior are more likely to make similar progress on another behavior: Coaction results of a pooled data analysis of three trials. Preventive Medicine, 54(5), 331-334.
- Blaney, C.L., Redding, C.A., Paiva, A.L., Rossi, J.S., Prochaska, J.O. Blissmer, B., Nash, J.M., Burditt, C.T. (2015). Validation of an Integrated Primary Care Behaviors Scale (IPCBS) for Behavioral Health Professionals. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49, (suppl-1): 238
- Blaney, C.L., Redding, C.A., Paiva, A.L., Rossi, J.S., Burditt, C., Blissmer, B., & Prochaska, J.O. (2013). Development and validation of Transtheorectical Model measures for behavioral health professionals’ readiness to practice integrated primary care. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, s25.
- Blaney, C.L., Dotson, K., Redding, C.A., Nash, J.M., Paiva, A.L., Rossi, J.S. (2016, March). Behavioral Health Professionals (BHP) training gaps and related Integrated Primary Care practice. Poster accepted and to be presented at the 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C
- Blaney, C.L., Redding, C.A., Paiva, A.l., Rossi, J.S., Prochaska, J.O. Blissmer, B., Nash, J.M., Burditt, C.T. (2015, April). Validation of an Integrated Primary Care Behaviors Scale (IPCBS) for Behavioral Health Professionals. Poster accepted and to be presented at the 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX
- Buckley M.L., Busch A., Scott-Sheldon L.A.J., Blaney C., Pierce, J., Mazer, J., Chatillion E., Cunningham, K., Carey, M.P. (2014). Depressed mood predicts pulmonary rehabilitation in women but not men. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Research Forum of the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.
- Redding CA, Prochaska JO, Rossi JS, Kobayashi H, Yin HQ, Paiva AL, Velicer WF, Blaney C, Diamond E, Cottrill S. (2014). Levels of Transtheoretical Model Tailoring for Cessation: Randomized Trial Outcomes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47, S238.
- Blaney, C.L., Redding, C.A., Paiva, A.l., Rossi, J.S., Burditt, C., Blissmer, B., & Prochaska, J.O. (2013, March). Development and validation of Transtheorectical Model measures for behavioral health professionals’ readiness to practice integrated primary care. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.
Other related Publications
- Blaney, C.L., (2016, June). Career Development for Integrated Primary Care: An Early-Career Psychologists’ Perspective. Society of Behavioral Medicine Outlook Newsletter: Spring/Summer 2016. http://www.sbm.org/publications/outlook/issues/spring-summer-2016/career-development-for-integrated-primary-care-/full-article?utm_source=SBM%20Outlook&utm_medium=html%20email&utm_term=Spring-Summer%202016&utm_campaign=SBM%20Outlook%20Spring-Summer%202016
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