Sarah Braun


Doctoral Student
Clinical Program
(Behavioral Medicine)

Research/Training Lab

Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative

Faculty Adviser

Bruce Rybarczyk, Ph.D.

Sarah Braun, M.S., is a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University. Sarah’s research and clinical interests focus on improving the well-being and neurocognitive functioning of two populations, healthcare professionals and oncology patients. Her dissertation is a two-armed investigation of a mindfulness-based intervention for healthcare professionals on burnout and executive functioning. She also works in neuro-oncology as a neuropsychologist in training. There, her research and clinical work focuses on improving the quality of life of brain tumor patients, including understanding and treating neurocognitive dysfunction and death anxiety in this population. Working with healthcare professional teams and interdisciplinary mentors has focused her career on the continued development of interprofessional education, practice, and research.


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