Teresa Edenfield Fecteau, PhD


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Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Behavioral Medicine
4811 Duke South, Red Zone
Durham, NC 27710
Office Telephone:
(919) 681-3006
  • PhD, University Maine Orono, 2007
  • University of Maine
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Dr. Fecteau is a Health Psychologist at the Durham VA Medical Center (DVAMC) and an Assistant Professor in the Duke School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Behavioral Medicine.  Dr. Fecteau completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The University Maine, and specialized in behavioral medicine during internship and post-doctoral training at Duke University Medical Center.  Her clinical and administrative work focuses on consultation/liaison services with various medical/surgical teams, and interdisciplinary program/clinic development activities. She is the Coordinator of Behavioral Medicine services at Durham VAMC, with responsibilities for oversight of training (intern, post-doctoral fellows, interdisciplinary medical residents) in Behavioral Medicine, as well as various intervention (e.g., obesity, tinnitus, pain), evaluation (transplant, bariatric, spinal cord stimulator), and program development initiatives within the service. She is Co-Chair of an interdisciplinary pain management team, responsible for developing and implementing an educational curriculum focused on advancing integrated pain management services within the DVAMC PRIME Clinic for Duke Internal Medicine Residents, attending PRIME clinic physicians, and patients with chronic non-cancer pain. She is dedicated to professional service, and holds national positions including Member-at-Large for the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP; APA Division 38), Director of the Empirically Based Psychotherapies (EBP) Workgroup for the VA Psychology Training Council’s Model Curriculum Committee, and has served as Program Chair for the SfHP (2015). Dr. Fecteau has worked extensively in health promotion and disease prevention, and has particular interests in the prevention of obesity and cardiovascular disease through health behavior promotion. Current research activities focus on obesity and metabolic disease prevention in women, chronic pain, and behavioral/psychological factors related to cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. Grant awards from VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Clinical Core, Duke CTSA KL2 program, and VA Career Development Award Program support research activities with which she is affiliated.