Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dr. Guthrie (nee Morrow)  is currently Professor (Research Scholar) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Alpert Medical School and Behavioral & Social Sciences in the School of Public Health. She is also the Director of the Qualitative Science & Methods Training Program, a methods core within the DPHB [], and a Senior Research Scientist at The Miriam Hospital's Center for Behavioral & Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Guthrie received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University. She completed an NIAAA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Centers for Alcohol & Addiction Studies at Brown University. Dr. Guthrie pioneered the measurement of user sensory perceptions and experiences (USPEs; known as "perceptibility") and their role in pharmaceutical acceptability and adherence. Currently, Dr. Guthrie is using the mixed methods employed in her USPE work, originally developed in the context of biomedical and behavioral prevention technology development for HIV prevention, to explore patient experience in other diseases and conditions. Specifically, Dr. Guthrie is working to expand her efforts to better understand and leverage patient experience to optimize quality of life and palliative care, as well as expanding her reach in studying perceptibility in the design and development of other pharmaceutics.

In addition to her research interests, Dr. Guthrie serves as clinical psychologist in the Integrated Behavioral Health Consultation Service for the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Rhode Island Hospital, in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine. She is particularly interested in optimizing quality of life in patients with chronic illnesses and their caregivers, and end-of-life processes.

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