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Shawna Ehlers, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Mayo Clinic, Consultant and Associate Professor


Dr. Ehlers is a Consultant and Associate Professor of Psychology within the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, holds Masters level privileges within the specialty of Translational Science, and is board-certified in Clinical Health Psychology with a specialty focus in oncology. Dr. Ehlers received her doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Iowa, with an emphasis in Health Psychology.  She completed her internship in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida.  Dr. Ehlers went on to complete her Postdoctoral Training in Transplant Psychology in the Center for Behavioral Health Research in Organ Transplantation and Donation.  She also completed a research fellowship in Psycho-Oncology with the Head and Neck Cancer Work Group at the University of Florida Health Science Center.  Dr. Ehlers is a licensed psychologist in Minnesota. Dr. Ehlers has consulted clinically on over 4,000 individual cancer patients, many from rural regions, and serves as a member of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Symptom Control/Survivorship Council and content expert for “Ask Mayo Expert”. With the exception of 2 years at the University of Minnesota (Psychology B.A., summa cum laude, 1996), Dr. Ehlers has lived in rural settings, including attending a 1-room K-8th grade school.

The speaker has indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

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