Kevin Masters, PhD

Dr. Masters is a clinical psychologist and a leader in the fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Behavioral Medicine and former editor of Journal of Behavioral Medicine. he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Masters is interested in studying cardiovascular processes and disease from the perspective of behavioral medicine as well as the relations between spirituality, religiousness, and health. He has published laboratory studies on cardiovascular reactivity to stress based on religious orientation and practices and his meta-analytic reviews on distant intercessory prayer and health outcomes have been influential. Currently he is involved in research examining religious practices and cardiovascular stress reactivity in the lab, spiritually based interventions for individuals with congestive heart failure, and how meaning/purpose may increase adherence to healthy behavior regimens.

Dr. Masters is the Program Director for the Ph.D. training program in Clinical Health Psychology. He has written extensively on issues of training in clinical health psychology and was a member of the committee charged with drafting the restablishment of clinical health psychology as an officially recognized area of specialization within the American Psychological Association. Dr. Masters is also an accreditation site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of the APA.