Department of Family and Social Medicine

Psychosocial Unit Welcomes Students Kristen Lipari and Lauren Klayman


Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 2:00 PM
Thesis Seminar: Direct Targeting of Pro-Apoptotic BAX as a Novel Strategy for Cancer Therapy
Price Center/Block Pavilion, LeFrak Auditorium,

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 2:00 PM
"Metabolism and Bioenergetics as a New Target Space to Treat Persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Price Center/Block Pavilion, LeFrak Auditorium

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The Department of Family and Social Medicine Psychosocial Unit proudly introduces psychology students Kristen Lipari (Family Health Center) and Lauren Klayman (Williamsbridge). Ms. Lipari and Ms. Klayman, both of whom joined the Department last August, provide short-term counseling and behavioral health interventions for adult patients and also assist with the Intensive Care Management activities at the clinics.

Kristen Lipari Family and Social Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Health System Bronx NY
Kristen Lipari

Ms. Lipari is a third-year doctoral student in the Fordham University Counseling Psychology PhD program, with interests in the intersection of multicultural and health psychology. Her recent projects include writing a book chapter on gender differences in meaning making for cancer patients, developing a short-form of the Multicultural Personality Inventory, and a qualitative study investigating intergenerational trauma and the cultural identity of descendants of the Holocaust. Her clinical experience involves work at Columbia University Barnard College's Furman Counseling Center and Brightpoint, an outpatient primary care clinic in the Bronx. 

Ms. Lipari can be reached at

Lauren Klayman Family and Social Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Health System Bronx NY
Lauren Klayman

Lauren Klayman is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Yeshiva University Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) PhD program, with special interest and experience with chronic illnesses. She is a member of Yeshiva University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Lab, where she studies the complex interplay of sociocultural factors, mood disorders, and type 2 diabetes. Her dissertation focuses on the interrelationships across diabetes, somatic and cognitive depressive dimensions, and the role of acculturation among Latino people with type 2 diabetes. 

Ms. Klayman is also interested in health psychology issues in the context of cancer. She spent her first two years of graduate school conducting research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she wrote a master's thesis on the role of spiritual/religious coping among Black and Caucasian men with prostate cancer. 

Ms. Klayman can be reached at

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