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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Eva SerberEva R. Serber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biobehavioral Medicine Division



Biographical Sketch
Eva R. Serber, PhD, received her BA in psychology at the University of San Diego and her MA in psychology with an emphasis in physical and/or mental health research at San Diego State University.  Dr. Serber received her PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in health psychology from the University of Florida. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston Consortium) and her postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular behavioral medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Serber previously was a staff psychologist at The Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals and an assistant professor (research) at the Warren Alpert Medical School for Brown University from 2008-2011. She is currently an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Bio-behavioral Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, working in the Behavioral Medicine Clinic. She is also a supervisor for the Behavioral Medicine rotation for the psychology internship program. Dr. Serber is currently active in both clinical research and providing clinical patient care.


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Cardiovascular behavioral medicine, Biomedical devices (e.g., implantable cardioverter defibrillators [ICD], LVAD), Optimizing medical treatment via inclusion of psychosocial and behavioral interventions, Psychophysiological mechanisms of cardiac events, Coping with medical illness , Health behavior promotion, Quality of life and well-being, Positive psychology


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