Shae Graham Kosch, Ph.D.

CHFM Faculty

Shae Graham Kosch, PhD, ABPP Shae Graham Kosch, PhD, ABPP
Professor Emeritus and Clinical Psychologist
Community Health and Family Medicine
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
e-mail:kosch@ufl.edu

Professional Biography

Family Medicine education was Dr. Kosch’s major career focus and she served as a faculty member in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, from 1979 through 2010, retiring as Professor Emeritus. Major roles included being the Director of the CHFM Behavioral Medicine Program and the Family Stress Clinic in the Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Kosch was an active participant in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), serving on its Task Force on the Family in Family Medicine for over a decade.  She is a lifetime member of the American Psychological Association.  Dr. Kosch holds a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Couple and Family Psychology and a Diplomate in Marital and Sex Therapy from the American Board of Family Psychology.  Dr. Kosch is also certified as a Family Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida for Alternative Dispute Resolution. From 2010 through 2014, Dr. Kosch saw patients in a collaborative health model with the faculty physicians at Family Medicine at Hampton Oaks.  She currently continues to practice psychotherapy and family mediation at Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, St. Augustine, Florida.

Education/Training

Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
BA San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Psychology
MA University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Psychology
PhD University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Psychology
Internship University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Clinical Psychology and
Counseling Psychology

Academic Interests

  • Dr. Kosch’s research and scholarly interests have revolved around  (a) the interface of lifestyle variables and disease; (b) the interrelationship of psychosocial variables and physical health; (c) family patterns of health and dysfunction; and (d) psychological disorders in primary care, including the role of family physicians in assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.

Recent Publications

  • Oyama, O., Burg, M.A., Fraser, K., and Kosch, S.G. Mental health treatment by family physicians: Current practices and preferences. Family Medicine, 2012,44(10):704-11.
  • Oyama, O., Kosch, S.G., Burg, M.A., and Spruill, T.E. Understanding the scope and practice of behavioral medicine in family medicine. Family Medicine, 2009, 41(8):578-84.
  • Oyama, O., Kosch, S.G., Burg, M.A., Havens, E., Pomm, H., Fraser, K., Vidak, R., Gui, S., Spruill, T.E., and Swartz, V. Revisiting “behavioral medicine”: A change in meaning among family physicians. Annals of Behavior Medicine, 2009, 37: s70.
  • Kosch, S.G. and Hall K.L.: Psychological disorders in the perimenopause. In: Novi JM and Ross H, eds. Perimenopause.New York, NY: Informa Healthcare; 2008: 85-105.
  • Kosch, S.G.: Sexuality of the perimenopausal patient. In: Novi J.M. and Ross H., eds. Perimenopause. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare; 2008: 107-125.
  • The Florida Behavioral Health Research Consortium; Grant, K, Burg, M.A., Gui, S., Grant, K., Kosch, S.G., Nierenberg, B., Oyama, O., Pomm, H., Sibille, K., Spruill, T, and Swartz, V. Family medicine physicians’ advice about use of non-conventional modalities for menopausal symptom management. Journal of Women’s Health, 2007, 16(4): 517-525.
  • The Florida Behavioral Health Research Consortium; Burg, M.A., Fraser, K., Gui, S., Grant, K., Kosch, S.G., Nierenberg, B., Oyama, O., Pomm, H., Sibille, K., Spruill, T, and Swartz, V. Treatment of menopausal symptoms in family medicine settings following the Women’s Health Initiative findings. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 2006, 19(2): 122-131.
  • Burg, M.A., and Kosch, S.G. Use of alternative therapies by university faculty: A function of academic discipline or gender? Family Medicine, 2000, 32(7):474.
  • Kosch, S.G., Burg, M.A., and Podikuju, S. (1998). Patient ethnicity and diagnosis of emotional disorders in women. Family Medicine, 30(3):215-219
  • Kuritzky, L., Ahmed, O., and Kosch, S.G. Primary care approach to impotence. Comprehensive Therapy, 1998, 24(3): 137-146.
  • Burg, M.A., Kosch, S.G., Stoller, E.P., and Neims, A.H. Complementary and alternative medicine use by academic health center practitioners and scientists, JAMA, 1998, 16, 280.

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