John F. Wilson

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Address: 123 Medical Behavioral Science Building 40536-0086

Phone: (859) 489-4602

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Length of Service on the Board: February 21, 2012-present

Term Expires: June 30, 2016

Offices/Positions Held on the Board: Faculty Representative; Member, Nominating Committee; Member, Academic and Student Affairs Committee; Member, Human Resources and University Relations Committee.

John Wilson came to the University of Kentucky in 1977 after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

He was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Behavioral Science, a multidisciplinary basic science department in the College of Medicine. He is now a Professor of Behavioral Science, with joint appointments in The College of Nursing and the Department of Psychology.

Over the years, Dr. Wilson has been involved in collaborative research and teaching activities with faculty from all the medical center colleges, from multiple social science departments from Arts and Sciences and from the College of Education. His teaching related to medical behavioral science has focused on communication and interpersonal skills training and on human response to stress. His early research focused on stress and coping and how to prepare patients for stressful medical procedures, and on the effects of stress on medical personnel. His current research focuses on developing evidence-based educational approaches that result in more clinically skilled and effectively humane health care providers.

Dr. Wilson’s educational efforts at the University of Kentucky have been recognized by the William B. Sturgill award for graduate education, the William A. Willard award for educational contributions to the College of Medicine, and the 2011 Provost’s outstanding teaching award.

Traditional curriculum vitae information including publications and committee service is available through the Behavioral Science Department website.

Updated February 29, 2016 by Web Administrator