Early Medical Family Therapists
William Doherty, Ph.D
William Doherty, Ph.D. is the Director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota where he is professor of family social science and adjunct professor of family medicine and community health. He has 35 years of experience working in healthcare as a teacher, family therapist, and consultant to primary care physicians as well as being a community organizer. He is the co-author of the book, Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care (second edition), with Susan McDaniel and Jeri Hepworth.
Macaran A. Baird, MD
Susan McDaniel, Ph.D.
Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D.
Alan Lorenz, MD
John Rolland, MD
Barbara Gawinski, Ph.D.
Wiliam Gunn, Ph.D.
Jennifer Hodgson, Ph.D.
Angela Lamson, Ph.D.
Tai Mendenhall, Ph.D.
Russell Crane, Ph.D.
Lisa Tyndall, Ph.D.
Macaran A. Baird, MD is the Chair of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Minnesota and a past president of the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine. He continues to advocate for comprehensive care to patients and their families and focuses on provider wellness issues. In 2008, Dr. Baird was the co-recipient of the Donald A. Bloch award for significant contributions to the field of Collaborative Family Care.
Susan McDaniel, Ph.D, is the Dr. Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, director of the Institute for the Family in Psychiatry, and Associate Chair of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. McDaniel has published 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and co-authored or co-edited 12 books, including co-author of the book, Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care (second edition), with William Doherty and Jeri Hepworth.
Jeri Hepworth, PhD is the Associate Director for Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Initiatives (CIPCI). Dr. Hepworth is also the Executive Director of the Innovation and Learning Center at Saint Francis Care and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is the co-author of four books including, Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care (second edition), with William Doherty and Susan McDaniel.
Alan Lorenz, MD is a family physician and an Associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and Department of Family/Marriage at the University of Rochester. Along with Drs. McDaniel, Hepworth, and Campbell, Dr. Lorenz is a co-author of the book “Family-oriented primary care”.
John Rolland, MD is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University with his wife Froma Walsh, PhD continues to advance the notion of family resilience and collaborative approaches to healthcare.
Barbara Gawinski, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and Department of Family/Marriage at the University of Rochester. After completing her doctoral training in family therapy in 1987 from Texas Tech, she continues to play a leadership role in training family therapy students in medical settings, especially within Psychiatry at the University of Rochester.
Wiliam Gunn, PhD is part of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is leader in behavioral science education within family medicine and a leader in collaborative care. Along with Drs. Lorenz, Gawinski, Seaburn, and Mausch, Dr. Gunn co-authored the book “Models of Collaboration: A guide for mental health professionals working with healthcare practitioners” in 1996.
Jennifer Hodgson, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University. She also holds a clinical, supervisor, and teaching role in the Department of Family Medicine at East Carolina University. Hodgson coauthored the nation’s first doctoral program in MedFT.
Angela Lamson is a Professor in the Medical Family Therapy doctoral program and Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program in the department of Human Development and Family Science at East Carolina University (ECU). She also serves as Associate Dean for Research for the College of Health and Human Performance. She is co-creator of the first MedFT PhD program in the nation. Her research, grants, and practice include medical family therapy and integrated behavioral health care with underserved, minority, and rural populations-conducted through rural community healthcare centers (pediatric and adult), military installations, schools, employee assistance programs, and dental clinics. She has co-written and co-edited two textbooks Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications and Clinical Methods in Medical Family Therapy.
Tai Mendenhall, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family Social Science and Director of the UMN’s Medical Reserve Corps’ Mental Health Disaster-ResponseTeam. Mendenhall is co-editor of the book Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications, which focuses on working with families who are coping with chronic illness.
Russell Crane, Ph.D is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University. In addition to publishing over 80 journal articles and books, he is co-editor of the book Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications.
Lisa Tyndall, Ph.D. is Clinical Faculty in the Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University. Currently the Director of the East Carolina University’s Family Therapy Clinic, Tyndall holds a doctoral degree in MedFT and a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Tyndall, along with colleagues (Hodgson, Lamson, White, & Knight), helped to developed an empirically rooted definition for Medial Family Therapy by conducting a Delphi Study.