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Cardiac Psychology; Cardiology; Coping with Medical Illness; Depression; Health Psychology; Hypnosis; Panic Disorder; Post-Surgical Depression; Preparation for Surgery; Psychology; Smoking Cessation; Stress Management; Women and Heart Disease
Description of Interests
Dr. Lebowitz is the founder and director of Cardiac Behavioral Medicine at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern. She is a licensed clinical health psychologist specializing in the heart-mind connection. She works exclusively with cardiac patients and helps them prepare for surgery, adjust to a new diagnosis, and cope with common emotional consequences of cardiac disease or cardiac surgery, including stress, depression, and anxiety. She teaches stress managment techniques, treats cardiac-related depression and anxiety and helps individuals initiate and maintain lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of heart disease. Her research interests focus on the interplay between depression, stress, and cardiac health.
PhD: Ohio State University, Clinical Psychology (2002)