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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. Her research has resulted in over 135 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 focuses on three areas: (1) the psychology of chronic illness (e.g., chronic fatigue, chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, asthma); (2) descriptive and intervention research in depressive disorders; and (3) diversity science, i.e., faculty perceptions of diversity and the effects of policies to diversify the faculty.