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Lindsey Colman McKernan, Ph.D.

LindseyLindsey Colman McKernan, Ph.D. has been a member of the Vanderbilt faculty and Osher Center since July of 2014. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and completed her internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in 2012. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC/BPS), pelvic floor disorders, chronic pain conditions, and trauma. Dr. McKernan currently works in the Osher Center and in the Department of Urologic Surgery researching the psychosocial treatment of pelvic floor and bladder pain disorders. She has strong expertise in clinical hypnosis. Her research interests are in developing treatments for bladder pain disorders, assessing the impact of trauma, early life adversity, and emotion regulation styles on the experience of pain, and in clinical hypnosis for pain control in both group and individual settings.