Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY, USA
Dr Laurie Keefer is a Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Subspecialty Medical Home at the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
She is an academic clinical health psychologist specializing in digestive disorders including Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for the past 20 years. She is internationally recognized for her work in the integration of behavioral health into GI medical settings and is the Chair of the Rome Foundation’s GastroPsych Group.
Dr Keefer has sustained National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding since 2008, and has extensive experience in the development, evaluation and customization of behavioral self-management interventions for chronic digestive conditions. She was awarded a prestigious NIH T32 Training Grant in GI Physiology and Psychology to serve as mentor to future psychogastroenterologists. She is a sought-after clinician, speaker, mentor and collaborator.
Dr Keefer’s current research focuses on applied positive psychology, resilience-building behavioral interventions and the impact of resilience-based care on chronic disease outcomes including IBD.