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Dr. Susan Holtzman

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Academic Collaborator

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Dr. Susan Holtzman is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Lead Investigator of the Health Psychology Lab at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). She is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Dr. Holtzman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She completed a clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University Health Network, University of Toronto. Dr. Holtzman’s program of research investigates the ways in which social relationships influence wellbeing among healthy and chronically ill populations, particularly those with chronic pain, heart disease, and end stage organ failure.  Most recently, she has been examining the impact of mobile technologies on social relationships and wellbeing and how these technologies can be used to increase support and social connection. The role of sex and gender in stress and support processes is a focus of Dr. Holtzman’s work.