Carol Weisse

Carol Weisse

Job Title
Director of Health Professions
Professor of Psychology
Olin Hall 110C
Department/Program: Psychology, Neuroscience

Areas of interest

Medical Psychology (stress and health), Pain Management, Hospice and palliative care, Narrative medicine, and Medical Education.

Courses and Programs:

Professor Weisse is the director of the Pre-Health Professions Program at Union.  She teaches courses in Behavioral Neuroscience, Death and Dying, Health Psychology, and Brain and Behavior.

Current Research:

My current research examines systems of care for chronically and terminally ill residents in the community with a focus on hospice and palliative care in home settings. I am particularly interested in community-based models of care and how those with home insecurity of a lack of a caregiver system receive end of life care. In addition, my research examines the development of empathy and self-efficacy to provide end of life care among emerging adults serving as caregivers.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; B.S., Quinnipiac College