Susie McDonald

Susie B McDonald , MA

Principal Research Asst

Principal Research Assistant

Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
MSB 4353C
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0582
Phone 513-558-5999

Professional Summary

Susie McDonald, MA is a Principal Research Assistant in the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Cincinnati. She received her BS in Neuroscience and BA in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 2011, and her MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2013. She has been working in the Department of Family and Community Medicine since 2013 on projects covering alcohol dependence, anxiety, chronic pain, integrative medicine, telehealth, and group visits as a model of care.


Bachelor of Arts: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2011 (Psychology)

Bachelor of Science: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2011 (Neuroscience)

Master of Arts: Pepperdine University Irvine, CA, 2013 (Psychology)

Research Support

Grant: #Project TEAMS Investigators:Elder NC; Boone J; McDonald S 01-2015 -10-2016 Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change Consortium for Education and Research in Chronic Pain An Interprofessional Strategy for Improving Primary Care Management of Patients with Chronic Pain: Project TEAMS (Teleconference Education And Management Support) $350,000 Active Type:Grant

Grant: #G02656 / K23DA037320 Investigators:McDonald, Susan 06-01-2016 -01-31-2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse Text Message Support to Prevent Smoking Relapse in Community Treatment Settings Role:PI $7,845.00 Active Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

McDonald, Susan Blocksom; Privitera, Michael; Kakacek, Jody; Owens, Steven; Shafer, Patty; Kobau, Rosemarie (2021. ) Developing epilepsy training capacity for primary care providers using the project ECHO telementoring model.Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, , 116 ,107789 More Information

Novak, Brenna K; Gebhardt, Anna; Pallerla, Harini; McDonald, Susan Blocksom; Haramati, Aviad; Cotton, Sian (2020. ) Impact of a University-Wide Interdisciplinary Mind-Body Skills Program on Student Mental and Emotional Well-Being.Global advances in health and medicine, , 9 ,2164956120973983 More Information

Wasson, Rachel S; Luberto, Christina M; Murthi, Meera; McDonald, Susan Blocksom; Pallerla, Harini; Novak, Brenna K; Cotton, Sian (2020. ) Feasibility and Acceptability of a Community-Based Modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for the Under- and Unemployed.Global advances in health and medicine, , 9 ,2164956120973636 More Information


Poster Presentations

Diers T; McDonald SB; White C; Cotton S; Elder NC; Leonard AC; Short A; Kues J; Boone J (09-2016. ) (In Press. ) Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain: Integrative Health Group Visits .Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management, San Antonio, Tx. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Blocksom S.H., Doyle SA, Clerkin EM, Premo J, & Magee JC. (11-2014. ) (In Press. ) Sleep quality, affect, and emotion regulation as mediators of the relationship between self-reported health and life satisfaction in older adulthood .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Tobias B, Elder N, Regan, SL, Hirsh J, Chang, L, McDonald S, Pallerla H, Wilson B (06-2016. ) (In Press. ) Public Reporting and Pay for Performance: Physicians’ Motivators for Quality Improvement .Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Forbringer A, Elder N, Pallerla H, McDonald S. (08-2016. ) (In Press. ) Referrals as a tool for an interprofessional approach to chronic pain management in primary care .University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Research Week, Cincinnati, OH. . UC. . Level:College

Eby V, McDonald S., Boone J, Diers T, White C, Elder N, Pallerla H, &Cotton S (11-2016. ) (In Press. ) Patient Perspectives on Integrative Health Group Visits for Chronic Non-Malignant Pain .University of Cincinnati Research and Service Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . UC. . Level:University

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0582
Phone: 513-558-5999