Susan Gaylord, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior
Program on Integrative Medicine at UNC's School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Room 183, Wing D, UNC School of Medicine
CB #7200
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Teaching Interests

- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Mindfulness as a stress and pain management intervention

Research Activities

- Aging
- Cancer
- Diabetes
- Health behavior
- Health-care delivery
- Minority health
- Obesity
- Rural health
- Substance abuse
- Mind-body medicine
- Complementary and alternative therapies

- Oversees the program's mission to enhance public health and improve the safety and effectiveness of health care through the promotion and implementation of research, education, and clinical services in complementary and alternative 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

Staff/Administrative Duties

For the Department of Health Behavior:
- Adviser on special projects
- Classroom and continuing education lectures
- Student research supervision
- Informal research advice and technical assistance
- Practicum preceptor


  • PhD, Psychology, Duke University, 1984
  • MA, Psychology, Duke University, 1979