Paula Trief, PhD, 315 464-3120

Paula Trief, PhD
Appointed 09/01/73
309 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
713 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-3120

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Syracuse University, 1977
  • Internship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1974

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes and depression; Diabetes and marital quality; Behavioral interventions for patients with diabetes; Interventions to address health disparities

Education Interests

  • Effective psychotherapy; Unconscious bias training; Research skills mentoring

Research Interests

  • My research focuses on the psychosocial issues that affect patients with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes.  I have developed and tested effective and practical interventions for patients with diabetes, those at risk, and their partners, to help them achieve better physical health (e.g., control of blood sugar, weight) and quality of life.  I have also studied the relationship between depression/anxiety and diabetes outcomes. My current NIH-funded project follows young adults with type 2 diabetes to better understand factors that affect medication adherence and healthcare usage, to design more effective behavioral interventions for this vulnerable group. 

Specialties & Certification

  • Clinical Psychology


  • Adults


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