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Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Laurie Keefer, PhD
Dr. Keefer is a GI Health Psychologist and the Director of Psychobehavioral Research at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She has been a pioneer in the development of effective behavioral therapies for the full range of gastrointestinal disorders, including IBS, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, reflux disease and other esophageal disorders. Previously, she was Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, where she retains an Adjunct appointment. She is licensed in both Illinois and New York.
Dr. Olafur Palsson, PsyD
Dr. Palsson is a clinical psychologist and health researcher with a long-standing interest in the relationship between mind and body in the determination of health and illness. He is originally from Iceland. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1993, and completed post-doctoral fellowship training in behavioral medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1994-1996. Dr. Palsson then established and directed a behavioral medicine clinic and research program at Eastern Virginia Medical School from 1996-2000, where he was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine. He returned to the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders in 2001 to participate in the Center's research. Dr. Palsson's current research interests include investigation of the psychological and physiological aspects of gastrointestinal disorders and symptoms, development of questionnaires to improve GI research, and the use of psychological treatments for IBS and other functional GI disorders.
Dr. Palsson is an internationally recognized expert in the use of hypnosis for gastrointestinal disorders. He developed a unique standardized hypnosis treatment protocol for treating irritable bowel syndrome, which has been tested in a number of published studies and is used by hundreds of clinicians throughout the U.S. and several other countries. He has also trained many healthcare professionals across the U.S. in the use of hypnosis for medical problems. Dr. Palsson has authored more than fifty scientific papers published in medical and psychology journals, as well as one book, numerous book chapters in edited books, and a large number of published research abstracts. He serves on the editorial board of three scientific journals, and has received several awards for his work, including an award from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis for “for significant contributions demonstrating the efficacy of hypnotic interventions in psychophysiological disorders”.