Faculty

Keisha-Gaye O'Garo

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
School of Medicine

As a board certified clinical health psychologist, my clinical work and research primarily focuses on military psychology, chronic disease, mood disorders, and chronic pain. I am also invested in the area of understanding the dynamic factors that contribute to body image disturbance in African American and Caribbean populations. I frequently travel to Caribbean countries, particularly my birthplace Jamaica, for scientific exploration and to maintain cultural connections. Currently, I am involved in scientific collaborations focused on chronic disease and body image disturbance with the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.


Education & Training

Psy.D. 2005

Argosy University

Grants

Integrated Health Services to Reduce Opioid Use While Managing Chronic Pain


Publications

Screening for Moral Injury: The Moral Injury Symptom Scale - Military Version Short Form.

PMID 29590380
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Moral injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and religious involvement among U.S. veterans.

PMID 29697712
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Associations amongst disease severity, religious coping and depression in a cohort of Jamaicans with sickle-cell disease

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Chronic Pain Biofeedback Program for Active Duty Service Members

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