Past Chair: Larra Petersen-Lukenda, Ph.D.
Chair: Mary Ann Hoffman, Ph.D
Chair Elect: Heidi Christensen, Ph.D.
Secretary/Treasurer: Trish Raque-Bogdan, Ph.D.
Membership Coordinator: Annette Kluck, Ph.D.
Newsletter Editor: Jacob Chan, Ph.D.
Webmaster: Nicole Keedy, Ph.D.
Member-at- Large: Katie Scaefer, Ph.D.
Student Representative: Lucia Cavanagh


Contact and Bio

Heidi Christianson, Ph.D.


Heidi F. Christianson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Clinical Director of Resident and Student Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine &
Clinical Cancer Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Heidi Christianson completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has been on the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2009.

Dr. Christianson provides psychological services including assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation at the Clinical Cancer Center as part of the Bone Marrow Transplant and Malignant Hematology Clinics at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Christianson helps patients address adjustment to illness, psychological disorders co-existing with cancer diagnosis, complicated patient and/or family situations, and maladaptive behavioral coping strategies. She follows allogeneic stem cell transplant patients for pre-BMT psychological evaluations and follow up psychological care related to transplant.

Dr. Christianson also serves as the Clinical Director of Resident and Student Mental Health. In this role, Dr. Christianson directs the psychological wellness, outreach, and treatment programs for the medical trainees at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She also provides extensive psychoeducation on maintenance of psychological health in stressful medical training situations.

Dr. Christianson’s academic interests include coping and adjustment to cancer, clinical treatment efficacy in health psychology settings, men’s issues, and geropsychology. Dr. Christianson is currently working on a study examining the impact of cognitive coping strategies and personality traits on quality of life with late-stage cancer patients.

Trish Raque-Bogdan, Ph.D.
Dr. Trish Raque-Bogdan received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, and is on the Board of the Division 17 Health Psychology Section and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Counseling Psychology.  Dr. Raque-Bogdan’s areas of research include work and health, with a specific focus on cancer survivorship and women’s health issues.

Annette S. Kluck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Auburn University
Counseling Psychology Director-of-Training
Licensed Psychologist, AL

Annette S. Kluck, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director-of-Training for the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program at Auburn University. Her research emphasizes the intersection between psychology and health in women. She specifically explores disordered eating and sex behavior concerns among women.

Lucia Cavanagh
Lucia is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Houston. Prior to her graduate training, she received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and English from the University of Florida. Her research interests center around biopsychosocial predictors of health and drug use vulnerability among underserved populations. She also has clinical interests in health assessment and neuropsychology.


Past Chairs of Health Psychology

2012-2014 – Nicole Borges
2010-2012 – Don Nicholas
2008-2010 – Cyndy McRae
2006-2008 – Sara Maltzman
2004-2006 – Dan Clay
2002-2004 – Kathie Chwalisz
2000-2002 – Marilyn Stern
1998-2000 – Carl Thoresen