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Education:

Psy.D. Nova Southeastern University
M.S. Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Pharmacology
M.S. Nova Southeastern University, Psychology
B.A., American University, Psychology

Publications:

Behbahani, S., Barreiro, I., & Rivera, P. (2015) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: will parity for mental health care truly be achieved in the 21st century?  Intercultural Human Rights Law Review,Volume 10, St. Thomas University College of Law.

                Behbahani, S.M. & Greenstone, R.M. (2014).  Assessing Somatoform Disorders in the African American Client.  In Benuto (Ed.), Guide to Psychological Assessment with African American Clients.  New York: Spring Science, Inc.

                Ycaza, A.F., Hyman, S.M., & Behbahani, S.M. (2012). Relationships between          personality characteristics and death awareness in a graduate student sample.  Existential Analysis, 23: 278-287.

                Behbahani, S.M. & Gonzalez, E.A. (2011).  Medications and Pharmacological Treatment of Neurobehavioral Sequelae. In Fraser (Ed.), Traumatic Brain Injury Guide.  Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Presentations:

Behbahani, S. & Barreiro, I. (2015) A proposed psychological battery for the pre-transplant patient.  Invited speaker at the 40th Annual National Association for Transplant Professionals, Louisville, Kentucky.

                Behbahani, S., Barriero, I., & Cornielle, M. (2015).  Implications Of Health Care Costs On Cardiovascular Disease Patients: A Psychoneuroimmunology Perspective.  International Stress & Behavior BioPsychiatry, Miami, Florida.

                Behbahani, S., Cornielle, M., & Barriero, I. (2015). The Impact of Maternal Trauma on Pediatric Asthma Control. International Stress & Behavior BioPsychiatry, Miami, Florida.

                Behbahani, S., Cornielle, M., & Barriero, I. (2015). The Impact of Maternal Trauma History on Pediatric Asthma Control: Guidelines for Effective Practitioner-Patient Interaction.  Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

                Behbahani, S., Barriero, I., & Cornielle, M. (2015).  From Tuskegee to The Affordable Care Act: Where Have We Come?  Boston College Diversity Challenge, Boston, Massachusetts.

                Behbahani, S., Cornielle, M., & Barriero, I. (2015). Making ‘Black Lives Matter’ by Addressing Racial Disparities in Healthcare.  Boston College Diversity Challenge, Boston, Massachusetts.

                Behbahani, S. (2014). The implications and current utility of the Affordable Care Act on mental health treatment.  Invited speaker St. Thomas University Healthcare Symposium, Miami, Florida.

                Behbahani, S., Hidalgo, J., & Randolph, N. (2014). Discrimination among African American patients in the prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease.  Poster presented at the 14th annual meeting of Diversity Challenge: Racial or Ethnic Discrimination Across the Lifespan, Boston, Massachusetts.

                DiFrancesco, M., Rivera, P., & Behbahani, S. (2013).  Utilization of empathy and modern psychodynamic techniques in a sample of nontraditional cases.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

                Ycaza, A., Hyman, S.M., & Behbahani, S. (2012). Are people with less favorable personality characteristics more aware of death?: A terror management perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, Florida.

                Mites-Campbell, M., Behbahani, S., Thurer, R., & Aftab, A. (2011). MDMC Smoking   Cessation Model: A Comprehensive Approach.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Honor Society of Nursing, Galveston, Texas.

                Behbahani, Samantha, M.  Mental Health and Physical Health.  Presented at Area Health   Education Center, April 2010: Miami, Florida.

 

Academic/Research Interests:

Health Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Public Policy and Healthcare, Adherence in Medical/Health Populations

Courses Taught:

CLP 1006         Psychology of Personal Effectiveness
DEP 2000        Human Growth & Development
PSY 2012         Introduction to Psychology

Professional Associations:

American Psychological Association
APA Divison 38- Health Psychology
Neuroscience Education Institute

 

       


Samantha M. Behbahani, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Email: sbehbaha@mdc.edu

Office:  3506-1

Phone: (305) 237-3660



 

 

     
       
 



     
     
     
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