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Psychology, Psychology of Religion, Psychology of Science

Palitsky, Roman

Tucson | United States


Roman Palitsky’s research focuses on the role of religion and spirituality in health psychology and behavioral medicine.

He is currently a clinical psychology resident in the Behavioral Medicine Track at Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine, and will complete his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Arizona in May 2020.

He earned a Masters in Divinity at Harvard in 2010, and his interdisciplinary research is enriched by a background in cultural psychology, as well as the academic study of religion.

Roman’s research has addressed the role of religious and non-religious worldviews in risk and resilience after major life stressors, as well as their broader roles in public health. His work has also examined the influence of religious and non-religious perspectives on mindfulness-based intervention implementation in a pluralistic context.

Roman’s research has been funded by multiple organizations, including Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. He will begin a postdoctoral fellowship in the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab at Brown University in the summer of 2020, focusing on interdisciplinary mindfulness and meditation research.