Faculty Profile

Dr. Jennifer R. Egert, Ph.D.

Jennifer R. Egert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests

Dr. Jennifer Egert is a clinical psychologist who co-directs the Psychosocial Teaching Program for the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine residents (with Dr. Deborah Swiderski). Her teaching includes didactics, observation of residents and co-precepting in the outpatient clinic.

Dr. Egert is a graduate of the Duke University doctoral program in clinical psychology with a health psychology concentration. She came to Montefiore in 2010 after 9 years of service at the Manhattan VA Medical Center where she was involved in training psychologists and providing clinical services in palliative care, rehabilitation medicine, dialysis, oncology and primary care. During her time at the VA she became a nationally known as an expert in end-of-life care for veterans, training diverse medical professionals across the country in caring for this unique population's distinct mental health and social needs.  

In recent years, Dr. Egert has pursued specialized training in mindfulness-based interventions and completed an advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, HealthCare and Society at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. Prior to joining the Internal Medicine Program in 2013, she taught in the Family and Social Medicine Residency program at Montefiore from 2010 to 2013.

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