Susan Gaylord, PhD

  Director, Program on Integrative Medicine
UNC School of Medicine

Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Behavior; Family Medicine

Curriculum Vitae
Program on Integrative Medicine
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

Program on Integr. Med.
UNC School of Medicine
Rm 183, Wing D —
Campus Box 7200
Chapel Hill, NC  27599

T: 919-966-8586
F: 919-843-5452

1984 Duke University PhD, Psychology
1979 Duke University MA, Psychology
Research interests

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Health behavior
  • Health care delivery
  • Minority health
  • Obesity
  • Rural health
  • Substance abuse
Research activities


  • Oversees the the programs mission to enhance the public’s health and improve safety and effectiveness of health care through the promotion and implementation of research, education, and clinical services in complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies and integrative medicine.
  • Director of the UNC Mindfulness-based Stress and Pain Management Program
  • Co-director of UNC’s NIH T-32 CAM Research Fellowship Program. /
  • Research psychologist
    • qualitative and quantitative research, including clinical trial design
    • designing research studies on mindfulness
    • highly trained and experienced instructor in mindfulness meditation, with many years of teaching mindfulness meditation and related disciplines in groups and individually, as well as training mindfulness instructors

Primary teaching areas

  • Complementary & alternative medicine (general)
  • Mindfulness as a stress and pain management intervention

Primary Research areas

  • Mindfulness interventions
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Complementary & alternative t
Staff/administrative responsibilities

HB Availability

  • Advisor on a special project
  • Classroom or continuing education lecture
  • Student research supervision
  • Dissertation committee member
  • Informal research advice or technical assistance
  • Practicum preceptor