Elliot Spengler, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Elliot S. Spengler, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral psychology fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Integrated Care Family track with a specialty in family medicine & geriatrics. He attended Ball State University where he received his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prior to receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research/advocacy interests include the promotion of well-being and examining processes that promote (e.g., mindfulness, help-seeking) and impede it (e.g., varying systems of oppression, mental health stigma), especially for marginalized populations. Elliot completed internship at the University of Virginia’s Counseling and Psychological Services.

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…