CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSLauren Decaporale-Ryan, Ph.D.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 276-3000A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentNot Accepting New PatientsLocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCHRochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsAssociate Professor - Department of Psychiatry , Family/Marriage (SMD) Associate Professor - Department of Surgery , Surgery Education/Minimally Invasive (SMD) - JointAssociate Professor - Department of Medicine , Highland Hospital (SMD) - JointBiographyLauren DeCaporale-Ryan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in geriatrics and medical family therapy. She received a PhD in 2011 from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in clinical psychology with a formal specialty in geropsychology, and did her internship at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. She went on to complete her fellowship in primary care family psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Institute for the Family; she served as chief fellow in her second year. In her current role, Dr. DeCaporale-Ryan works in the Departments of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery. She is the Associate Director of the University of Rochester Physician Communication Coaching Program and Associate Chief of Psychology. She also presently serves as Associate Director of the Integrated Care Family Psychology Fellowship, and Associate Program Director of Resident Wellness in General Surgery. She is Assistant Editor for Families, Systems, and Health, a peer-reviewed journal focused on integrated care. Her clinical practice is focused on serving aging individuals, those with chronic medical illness, and their families.CredentialsEducation2011PhD | University of Missouri-St. LouisPost-doctoral Training & Residency09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013Fellowship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/19/2010 - 07/18/2011Internship in Clinical Psychology at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare SystemsAwards2019Rita P Underberg, PhD Award for Excellence in Psychology TeachingSponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry2019Wingspread HonoreeSponsor: Collaborative Family Healthcare Association2018Rita P Underberg, PhD Award for Excellence in Psychology TeachingSponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry2016 - 2018George W. Merck Dean's Teaching FellowLocation: University of Rochester Medical Center2015APA Early Career Achievement AwardSponsor: American Psychological Association2014Early Career Psychologist Credentialing ScholarshipSponsor: National Register of Health Service Psychologists2013Postdoctoral Fellowship AwardSponsor: Department of PsychiatryLocation: URMC, Rochester, NY2008Aging Behaviors and Cognitive Therapy Special Interest Group Student Research AwardSponsor: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention2006Rosalie S. Wolf Gerontology Consortium AwardSponsor: College of the Holy Cross, Gerontology Consortium ProgramLocation: Worcester, MA2006Alpha Kappa DeltaSponsor: International Sociology Honor Society2005Psi ChiSponsor: National Psychology Honor SocietyVIEW ALL expand_morePublicationsJournal Articles6/2020McDaniel SH, DeCaporale-Ryan L, Fogarty C. "A physician communication coaching program: Developing a supportive culture of feedback to sustain and reinvigorate faculty physicians." Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare.. 2020 Jun 0; 38(2):184-189. 4/29/2020DeCaporale-Ryan L, Goodman J, Simning A, Press-Ellingham L, Williams L, Hasselberg M. "Addressing Skilled Nursing Facilities' COVID-19 Psychosocial Needs Via Staff Training and a Process Group Intervention." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2020 Apr 29; Epub 2020 Apr 29. 3/13/2020DeCaporale-Ryan LN, Salloum R, Linehan DC. "We Orient Residents to Surgical Life: Why Not Their Families Too?" Journal of surgical education.. 2020 Mar 13; Epub 2020 Mar 13. 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