Lara Stepleman

Director of Education

Lara Stepleman

Director of Education

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior

  • (706) 721-7969
  • (706) 721-1793
  • EG 2020

Education

  • Ph.D., Edual Psych University of Illinois at Urba, 2001

  • MS, Edual Psych University of Illinois at Urba, 1995

  • BA, Psych, General University of South Florida, 1992

Certifications

  • Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Group on Educational Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges , 2011

  • PSYC Georgia Secretary of State, 2002

  • PSYC #2576 Georgia Secretary of State, 2002

Awards & Honors

  • Diversity and Inclusion Award for Inclusive Excellence Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Augusta University, 2016

  • Service Award AU Employee Advisory Council , 2016

  • Health Initiative Healing Angel Award Health Initiative, 2015

  • “Caught in the Act” Diversity Award Georgia Regents University, 2015

  • AMSA/GLMA LGBT Award AMSA/GLAMA, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program
  • PSRY 5028

    Psy Psycho Issues HIV/AIDS
  • PSRY 5040

    Res Elec in Psychotic Disorder
  • MEDI 6595

    ECM 2-Foundations
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Smoking out health disparities in sexual and gender minorities: Lessons from the National Adult Tobacco Survey., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Testing the Health Promotion Model for Treatment Adherence and Quality of Life in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. , 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The changing face of treatment: Mental health concerns and integrated care in an HIV clinic., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Avoiding the “I can’t” trap when celebrating the holidays., 2016
  • Cognitive fusion mediates impact of stigma on well-being in people with multiple sclerosis. , 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

College Service

  • Faculty Affairs Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • AIDS Care: Psychology, Health & 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • DREAM Collection, MedEdPORTAL 2015 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • European Review of Applied 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • International Journal of MS Care 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Journal of American College Health 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer