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Gerald P. Koocher

Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Koocher's major research interests include adaptation to chronic medical illness, including non-adherence to prescribed medical treatment, and psychosocial correlates of cancer, cardiac illness, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and juvenile rheumatic arthritis. He has also studied children's conceptions of death and illness and family-oriented bereavement interventions. In addition, he works on ethical and public policy issues in delivery of mental health services, including malpractice in the mental health professions, ethical misconduct in research, academic integrity, quackery in mental health, and functioning of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).





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