Primary Faculty

Lawrence S. Gaines, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Medicine

Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.A., University of Maryland
B.A., City College of New York

Brief Bio
Dr. Gaines has been a member of the faculty since 1987. He initiated behavioral medicine-clinical psychology services for VUMC programs in surgical weight loss and inflammatory bowel disease. He is interested in symptom dimensions of depression and chronic disease, particularly inflammatory bowel disease.

Clinical Interests
Depression and inflammatory bowel disease, stress reactions and chronic disease, depression and anxiety

Research Interests
Association between depression and exacerbation of Crohn's Disease

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