Andrea Garroway, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Andrea Garroway, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry and Medicine Departments at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). She is the Assistant Program Director for Communication Coaching and Wellness in the Internal Medicine residency. She teaches physicians communication skills related to patient- and family-centered care, team-based care, and leadership through individualized communication coaching. As Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Strong Internal Medicine, she promotes and evaluates integration efforts and provides clinical care to patients. Her professional interests include integrating mental health into primary care settings, interprofessional training and teaching, and trauma-informed care.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Among the many side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the exponential rise of mental health distress remains a considerable threat to public health, to wellness among our healthcare professionals, and yet another source of suffering for the patients and families they care for. Pre-pandemic efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary and specialty medical care comprise a critical foundation for responding to this distress as a vital aspect of whole-person/whole-family health; the surge in need, and in distress of our healthcare workforce, demonstrated that those efforts alone would be…