Lauren N. DeCaporale-Ryan, Ph.D.

Lauren N. DeCaporale-Ryan, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642


The biographical information for Lauren N. DeCaporale-Ryan, Ph.D. is not currently available.

Awards & Honors (National)

APA Early Career Achievement Award | American Psychological Association 2015
Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship | National Register of Health Service Psychologists 2014
Alpha Kappa Delta | International Sociology Honor Society 2006
Psi Chi | National Psychology Honor Society 2005

Awards & Honors (Local)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award | Department of Psychiatry | URMC, Rochester, NY 2013
Aging Behaviors and Cognitive Therapy Special Interest Group Student Research Award | Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention 2008
Rosalie S. Wolf Gerontology Consortium Award | College of the Holy Cross, Gerontology Consortium Program | Worcester, MA 2006

Recent Journal Articles

DeCaporale-Ryan, L.N., Dadiz, R., & Peyre, S.E. "Simulation-based learning: From theory to practice." Families, Systems, & Health. 2016; .
DeCaporale-Ryan, L.N.; Cornell, A.; McCann, R.; McCormick, K.; Speice, J. "Hospital to Home: A Geriatric Educational Program on Effective Discharge Planning". Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. 2014; 35(4): 369-379. Link
DeCaporale, L.N.; Steffen, A.M.; Marwit, S.; Meuser, T. "Extension of the Enright Forgiveness Inventory to middle and older aged wives." Journal of Religion, Spirituality, & Aging. 2013; 25(4): 344-357. Link
DeCaporale, L.N.; Mensie, L.; Steffen, A.M. "Respite utilization and responses to loss among family caregivers: Relationship matters." Death Studies. 2013; 37: 483-492. Link
DeCaporale-Ryan, L.N., Steffen, A.M., Marwit, S., & Meuser, T. "Dementia spousal caregivers & past transgressions: Measuring and understanding forgiveness experiences." Journal of Women & Aging.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Family/Marriage (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital (SMD)
Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Surgery Education/Minimally Invasive (SMD)


Post-Degree Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy | Psychiatry | University of Rochester Medical Center2013
PhD | Clinical Psychology | University of Missouri - St Louis2011
Graduate Certificate | Gerontology | University of Missouri - St Louis2011
MA | Clinical Psychology | University of Missouri - St Louis2008
BA | Psychology | College of The Holy Cross2006
BA | Sociology | College of the Holy Cross2006

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013
Internship in Clinical Psychology at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems07/19/2010 - 07/18/2011