Joan Romano, PhD

Personal Statement

My professional interests are in the area of behavioral medicine and health psychology, with particular interests in  psychological aspects of chronic pain and illness. I also have a strong interest in psychology training and served as Training Director of the Psychology Internship Program at the UW Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from 2003-2013. I have also served as Secretary and member of the Executive Board of the American Pain Society.

Training Programs

Teaching Philosophy

‚ÄčOne of the most gratifying aspects of being a faculty member is the privilege of training the outstanding psychology and psychiatry residents and medical students at the UW School of Medicine. As a leading research institution as well as a teaching medical center, the UW provides faculty and students with the ability to use cutting edge research findings to inform clinical teaching and care, and provide the highest quality of training experiences to our students and residents.

Recent Publications

Couples communication and cancer: Sequences and trajectories of behavioral affective processes in relation to intimacy.
(2024 Mar)
J Fam Psychol 38(2): 246-259
Leo K, Langer SL, Porter LS, Ramos K, Romano JM, Baucom DH, Baucom BRW

Concurrent and Prospective Associations Between Communicated Emotional Arousal and Adjustment Among Couples Coping With Cancer.
(2023 Aug 21)
Ann Behav Med 57(9): 753-764
Weber DM, Baucom BRW, Baucom DH, Fischer MS, Ramos K, Romano JM, Porter LS, Langer SL

Attachment in Couples Coping with Cancer: Associations with Observed Communication and Long-Term Health.
(2023 Mar 24)
Int J Environ Res Public Health 20(7):
Ramos K, Leo K, Porter LS, Romano JM, Baucom BRW, Langer SL

Couple Communication in Cancer: Protocol for a Multi-Method Examination.
Front Psychol 12(): 769407
Langer SL, Romano JM, Keefe F, Baucom DH, Strauman T, Syrjala KL, Bolger N, Burns J, Bricker JB, Todd M, Baucom BRW, Fischer MS, Ghosh N, Gralow J, Shankaran V, Zafar SY, Westbrook K, Leo K, Ramos K, Weber DM, Porter LS

Mediation of outcomes for cognitive behavioral therapy targeted to parents of children with Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders.
(2021 Nov)
J Psychosom Res 150(): 110618
van Tilburg MAL, Levy RL, Stoner S, Romano JM, Murphy TB, Abdullah B, Mancl L, Feld AD

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