Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellows


Fellowship Director

Molly Clark, PhD

University of Mississippi

Dr Clark is currently a tenured associate professor and fellowship director in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Human Behavior and Psychiatry. She received her doctoral training at the University of Southern Mississippi, completed her residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and fellowship in health psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Within family medicine, she trains family medicine residents how to manage their patients from a biopsychosocial framework and work within an interdisciplinary team environment. In addition, this environment provides a great training opportunity for postdoctoral candidates who would like to work within integrated care and specialize in health psychology. She has served as the chair for the STFM Family and Behavioral Health Collaborative and as board member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Currently, she serves as member at large with APAHC, sit on the Mississippi Board of Psychology.


Mentorship Director

Melissa Arthur, PhD

St Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Dr Arthur is the director of Behavioral Science at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. She is an associate professor at Upstate Medical University. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work, a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a PhD in Counseling Education at Syracuse University. Melissa supervises Syracuse University Mental Health Graduate students at the family medicine residency medical center and provides emotional support for the staff when crises occur in the hospital. At home, she spends time with her husband and two daughters and enjoys walking and cross country skiing. Presently, she is training a puppy for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Incoming Fellowship Director

Bob McKinney, PhD, LICSW

The University of Alabama

Dr McKinney is an assistant professor of behavioral medicine at the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. He is also jointly appointed to the UA School of Social Work and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine Office of Medical Education. He earned the MSW and PHD at the University of Alabama School of Social Work. He is a licensed, independent clinical social worker and a registered yoga therapist. He serves as the director of the University Medical Center Department of Social Services where he maintains an active clinical practice and supervises social work students from UA and other universities in their field placements.
As a faculty member of the UA Family Medicine Residency – Tuscaloosa, he teaches about the social determinants of health and works in interprofessional teams with residents and faculty to address the myriad needs of complex patients. For the School of Social Work, he teaches clinical supervision & ethics and complimentary, alternative, and integrative medicine in the DSW program. He is also appointed by the governor to the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners. 
Scholarly Project Director

Katherine Buck, PhD, LMFT

JPS Family Medicine Residency, Forth Worth, TX

Dr Buck is the director of behavioral medicine for the department of family medicine at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas.  She is originally from North Carolina, and completed training at East Carolina University (PhD, Clinical Health Psychology and MS Marriage and Family Therapy) and University of Colorado (Internship/Fellowship – Primary Care Psychology and Medical Education).  She has been with the JPS family medicine residency for 6 years and is an APD with the program.  She has clinical interests in behavior change interventions, sleep medicine, couples & sexual health interventions, and physician health.  She has research interests in physician health, sports medicine, and wellbeing/organizational interventions.


Robert A. Cushman, MD
University of Connecticut
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Simsbury, CT

Christopher M. Haymaker, PhD (he, him)
Western Michigan University

Bethany Norberg, MD
JPS Stop Six Clinic
Fort Worth, TX

La Donna Porter, MD
Sacramento, CA

Peter Rainey LMFT MedFT
Penn State Health Family and Community Medicine Residency
at Mount Nittany Medical Center

State College, PA

Ana D. Tovar, PhD
York Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program/WellSpan Health System
York, PA


Scholarly Project Mentors

Aaron Grace, PsyD
Waukesha, WI 53188

Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, ABPP, CSOWM
UT Health San Antonio

Lauren Penwell-Waines, PhD
Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Cornelius, NC

Alex J. Reed, PsyD, MPH
University of Colorado 

Meredith Williamson, PhD
Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency Program, Bryan, TX