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Posted: September 19, 2005


ShawnJeffries.jpg Shawn K. Jeffries, PhD, recently joined UNT Health Science Center as assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences. He is jointly appointed in the Department of Psychology in the School of Health Professions.

Dr. Jeffries was previously a research assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the medical center. Dr. Jeffries is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Kansas.

Dr. Jeffries’ research interests include motivational interviewing, stress and its relationship to health behaviors, such as smoking, obesity and physical activity, in low-income populations.

A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dr. Jeffries earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Louisiana State University. He earned a master of arts degree in psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University. He served his psychology residency at the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Psychology Residency Consortium.

Dr. Jeffries currently resides in North Richland Hills.

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