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Andrea M. Garroway, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Background

Andrea Garroway, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry and Medicine Departments at URMC. She is an Assistant Program Director for Communication Coaching and Wellness in the Internal Medicine residency, and Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Strong Internal Medicine. She teaches patient and family-centered communication skills, psychosocial medicine, and promotes physician wellness and self-care. In her clinical work, she enjoys collaborating with residents and faculty on patient care as an embedded behavioral health clinician in Strong Internal Medicine. Her professional interests include integrating mental health into primary care settings, interprofessional training and teaching, and trauma-informed approaches to medical care. She has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on interprofessional education, integrated primary care, and patient healthcare experiences.



PhD | Virginia Commonwealth University GME Office
Clinical Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2015 - 11/25/2016
Fellowship in Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health at VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems


Journal Articles

Shamaskin-Garroway A, DeCaporale-Ryan L, Bell K, McDaniel S. "Physician Communication Coaching: How Psychologists can Elevate Skills and Support Resident Education, Professionalism, and Well-being." Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings.. 2021 Aug 7; Epub 2021 Aug 07.

Shamaskin-Garroway, A.M.; McLaughlin, E.A.; Quinn, N.;, Buono, F.D. "Trauma-informed primary care for medical residents." The Clinical Teacher. 2019; 16: 1-5.

Portnoy GA, Relyea MR, Decker S, Shamaskin-Garroway A, Driscoll M, Brandt CA, Haskell SG. "Understanding Gender Differences in Resilience Among Veterans: Trauma History and Social Ecology." Journal of traumatic stress.. 2018 Dec 0; 31(6):845-855. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Aging and age-related disability
Book Title: Understanding the Experience of Disability: Perspectives from Social and Rehabilitation Psychology
Author List: Rybarczyk, B., & Shamaskin-Garroway, A. M.
Edited By: D.S.Dunn
Published By: Oxford University Press 2019

Chapter Title: Aging, chronic disease, and the biopsychosocial model.
Book Title: APA handbook of clinical geropsychology
Author List: Garroway, A. M., & Rybarczyk, B.
Edited By: P. A. Lichtenberg and B. T. Mast
Published By: APA Books 2015 in Washington DC

Chapter Title: Life review for promoting well-being.
Book Title: Life review
Author List: Rybarczyk, B., Shamaskin. A., & Bellg, A.
Edited By: A. Maercker & S. Forstmeier
Published By: Springer 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany