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Karen Schmaling's Research Site Department of Psychology



Karen Schmaling, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Arts and Sciences
Phone: 360-546-9412
Office: VCLS 208D

Dr. Schmaling is a Professor of Psychology at WSU, located on the Vancouver campus.  She is a clinical psychologist; her Ph.D. is from the University of Washington. As reflected in her CV, her research has resulted in over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and 2 books. She has been principal investigator or co-investigator on grants totaling approximately $25M, mostly from the National Institutes of Health.

Her research interests include clinical research on depressive disorders and other chronic conditions; peer review; health disparities; diversity in higher education.

Current projects focus on:
• Clinical research on depression and chronic fatigue syndrome
• Peer review processes (may seek undergraduate research assistants for spring 2022 as the lab is full for fall 2021, see below)
• Health disparities

Undergraduate students interested in research experience (PSYCH 498) focused on the science of peer review should complete an application and email it to Dr. Schmaling.