Lucille A. RathierClinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Dr. Rathier received her doctorate at the University of Albany, SUNY. Her internship and post-doctoral fellowship were at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System where she specialized in clinical health psychology, specifically pain management.
Dr. Rathier is the Director of Behavioral Medicine Clinical Services at Lifespan responsible for overseeing policy, procedures, and strategic initiatives. As a Staff Psychologist at Lifespan, she provides treatment for headache and caregiver stress at Behavioral Medicine Clinical Services in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, she leads psychoeducational groups in The Miriam Hospital Weight Management Program in Providence, Rhode Island. She also provides training in Motivational Interviewing and conducts worksite wellness programs.
Dr. Rathier is a primary supervisor in the Brown Clinical Psychology Internship.
Otis, J., Cardella, L., & Kerns, R.
The influence of family and culture on painPsychosocial and psychiatric aspects of pain: A handbook for health care providers.
Ed. R. Dworkin and W. Breitbart .
International Association for the Study of Pain Press,
Nelson, L. L., Van Slyck, M. R., & Cardella, L. A.
Peace and conflict curricula for adolescents. Peace building for adolescents: Strategies for teachers and community leaders.
Ed. I. Harris & L. Forcey.
Bond, D., Thomas, J.G., Evans, E.W., Roth, J., Rathier, L., & Wing , R. (2015, June) Clinical Pain Catastrophizing in Women with Migraine and Obesity. 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS), Washington, DC
Motivational Interviewing Pre-conference Workshop. 29th annual meeting of American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), Denver, CO. Rathier, L. (2014).
Effects of Exercise on Headaches and Migraines. American Headache Society website, http://www.achenet.org/resources/effects_of_exercise_on_headaches_and_migraines/
Rathier, L. (2013). The Use of Prayer and Spiritual Meditation in Headache Management. American Headache Society website. http://www.achenet.org/resources/the_use_of_prayer_and_spiritual_ meditation_in_headache_management_achetuesday
Rathier, L. (2013, September). Introduction to Motivational Interviewing. Webinar for Rhode Island Department of Health.
Bond, D., Lipton, R., Thomas, J.G., O’Leary, K., Roth, J., Papandonatos, G., Rathier, L., & Wing , R. (2013, May). Can Weight Loss Improve Migraine Headaches in Obese Women? Rationale and Design of the Women’s Health and Migraine Trial (WHAM). Poster presented at 8th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium. Bethesda, MD
Rathier, L. (2012). A Review of Behavioral Medicine Treatment of Headache. Online continuing education course for Health Forum Online at www.healthforumonline.com/ Rathier, L. (2011) Behavioral treatment of headache and migraine patients: making referrals. Headache: Newsletter of The American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education, 3 (1), 3-5.
Rathier, L., Tremont, G., Davis, J., & O'Connor, K. (2011, November). Prayer, Church Attendance, and Dementia Caregiver Well-being. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 64th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Brown, R., Lee., C., Jusino, L., Schierberl Scherr, A., Cardella, L., McQuaid, E., & Borrelli, B. (February, 2008). Differences between Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Non-Latino White Smokers in Attitudes, Beliefs, and Smoking History. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco, Portland, OR.
Ahern, D., Sciamanna, C., Cardella, L., Palmieri, S., Marcus, B., Gans, K., and Papadonatos, G. (2005, April). Evaluation of a Tailored Messaging Website for Multiple Cancer Risk Factor Reduction. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Boston, MA.
Ahern, D., Cardella, L., Palmieri, S., Marcus, B., Gans, K., Papadonatos, G., and Sciamanna, C. (2004, July) Development and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based, Tailored Messaging Website for Multiple Cancer Risk Factor Reduction. Poster presented at the Translating Research into Practice Conference, Washington, DC.
Cardella, L. A., & Van Slyck, M. R. (1999, August). Peace Education and Conflict Resolution Curricula for Middle School Students. Paper presented at the 107th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Dr. Rathier developed the headache psychoeducation protocol and was an interventionist in Dr. Dale Bond's study of weight management in women with migraine, Women's Health and Migraine.