Magdalena R. Naylor, M.D., Ph.D.Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, MindBody Medicine Clinic
Dr. Naylor's profile at the MindBody Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Magdalena Naylor is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Director of the MindBody Medicine Clinic (MBMC), and Associate Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU).
Dr. Naylor received her M.D. and Ph.D. from the Warsaw Medical Academy in Poland and her training in psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed to practice medicine in Vermont. She teaches clinical psychiatry and behavioral medicine to medical students and physicians in training in psychiatry. As a clinician she specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD and chronic pain. She utilizes behavioral and cognitive techniques in both individual and group therapy.
Her research has focused on the development of novel modes of treatment and relapse prevention for chronic pain. She has demonstrated that telephone-based therapy through interactive voice response technologies (TIVR) can dramatically improve the long-term outcomes for patients participating in cognitive-behavioral therapy. These findings have resulted in her obtaining NIH grants to continue this work in chronic pain for the MBMC and expanding this research and therapeutic approach to obesity and alcohol dependence at the Health Behavior Research Center (HBRC).
As a member of the Functional Brain Imaging Program at the University of Vermont, she studies the effects of coping in chronic pain utilizing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In addition, her research has focused on the neuroendocrinology of mood disorders, with special emphasis on depression and cognition in menopausal women. At the CNRU her current research includes studies on the interaction of estrogen and central cholinergic systems in menopausal and elderly women.
She is co-author of the book, "The Search for Meaning."