Amanda J. Shallcross

Amanda J. Shallcross

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Keywords
Psychophysiology, Behavioral medicine, Mindfulness-based interventions, Depression, Chronic disease
Summary

I am a board-certified naturopathic physician with clinical and research expertise in preventative and integrative behavioral medicine and public health. My research focuses on two primary areas of investigation: 1) randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of the effects and mechanisms of mindfulness-based interventions and 2) the influence of stress on psychophysiological reactivity and chronic disease symptomatology. My research utilizes multiple methodologies including laboratory tasks, experience sampling, behavioral coding, and autonomic nervous system responding. 

One of the primary goals of my work is to adapt and test mindfulness-based interventions for individuals with comorbid mood disorders and chronic disease, with an emphasis toward making mindfulness-based interventions more available, accessible, and affordable for individuals with diverse backgrounds (e.g., racially and socioeconomically diverse populations). My career development award (K23) supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is focused on testing the effects of a telephone-delivered mindfulness intervention for patients with co-morbid depression and chronic disease. I am also Principal Investigator of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) supported by the NYU Clinical Cancer Center that tests the effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for reducing psychological distress in female cancer patients in recovery. I am Co-Investigator of two RCTs that focus on adapting and testing a telephone-delivered mindfulness intervention for individuals with chronic disease and elevated psychological distress.

My degrees include BS (biology) from Whittier College, ND (naturopathic doctorate) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and MPH (community and behavioral health) from the University of Colorado. I have completed a postdoctoral fellowship (F32) supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH and a two-year fellowship in behavioral medicine at NYU School of Medicine.

Phone

646-501-2599

Academic office

227 East 30th Street

Sixth Floor

New York, NY 10016

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Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

University of Denver, NIH-F32 Fellowship

NYU School of Medicine, Center for Healthful Behavior Change

Butler, Mark J; Tanner, Rikki M; Muntner, Paul; Shimbo, Daichi; Bress, Adam P; Shallcross, Amanda J; Sims, Mario; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Spruill, Tanya M

Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH. 2017 Sep; 11(9):581-588.e5

Ravenell, Joseph E; Shimbo, Daichi; Booth, John N 3rd; Sarpong, Daniel F; Agyemang, Charles; Beatty Moody, Danielle L; Abdalla, Marwah; Spruill, Tanya M; Shallcross, Amanda J; Bress, Adam P; Muntner, Paul; Ogedegbe, Gbenga

Circulation. 2017 Apr 20; 135(25):2470-2480

THE PROTECTIVE ROLE OF MINDFULNESS IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION AND DEPRESSION [Meeting Abstract]

Shallcross, Amanda J; Spruill, Tanya

Annals of behavioral medicine. 2017 MAR; 51:S833-S834

RELAPSE PREVENTION IN MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER: 24-MONTH FOLLOW UP OF MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY VS. ACTIVE CONTROL [Meeting Abstract]

Shallcross, Amanda J; Willroth, Emily C; Fisher, Aaron; Mauss, Iris B

Annals of behavioral medicine. 2017 MAR; 51:S466-S467

Bress, Adam P; Colantonio, Lisandro D; Booth, John N 3rd; Spruill, Tanya M; Ravenell, Joseph; Butler, Mark; Shallcross, Amanda J; Seals, Samantha R; Reynolds, Kristi; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Shimbo, Daichi; Muntner, Paul

Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017 Feb 8; 6(2):?-?

Shallcross, A J; Butler, M; Tanner, R M; Bress, A; Muntner, P; Shimbo, D; Ogedegbe, G; Sims, M; Spruill, T M

Journal of human hypertension. 2017 Jan 26; 31(7):474-478

Spruill, Tanya M; Shallcross, Amanda J; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Chaplin, William F; Butler, Mark; Palfrey, Amy; Shimbo, Daichi; Muntner, Paul; Sims, Mario; Sarpong, Daniel F; Agyemang, Charles; Ravenell, Joseph

American journal of hypertension. 2016 Aug; 29(8):904-912

Shallcross, Amanda J; Visvanathan, Pallavi D; McCauley, Rochelle; Clay, Alex; van Dernoot, Peter R

Journal of psychosocial oncology. 2016 Jul-Aug; 34(4):259-273