Lauren Stutts received her B.S. in Psychology at Davidson College (2005) and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida (2010). At Davidson, Dr. Stutts was a Missy and John Kuykendall scholar and a McGaw scholar. She received the Workman Psychology Award and graduated magna cum laude with Honors in Psychology. At the University of Florida, she received two Outstanding Research Awards and a Health Psychology Award for Research. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA Hospital (2009-2010) and her postdoctoral fellowship at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital (2010-2011). Subsequently, she served as a staff psychologist at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida. She joined the Davidson faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology in Fall 2012.
Dr. Stutts' specialty area is in health/medical psychology with a focus on cardiac, pain, weight loss, and rehabilitation populations. She has also been involved in recent years in the area of positive psychology. She is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and plans to serve as a part-time clinician in the community. She is trained in psychological assessment including diagnostic interviews, neuropsychological assessments, and health behavior assessments. Her intervention experiences include primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy, health behavior interventions, mindfulness techniques, and positive psychology techniques. She has extensive experience in individual and group therapy.
Dr. Stutts is a member of the American Psychological Association, North Carolina Psychological Association, and Mecklenburg Psychological Association. Within the APA, she is a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology division and the Health Psychology division.