Carolyn J. Heckman, PhD

Dr. Heckman

Carolyn J. Heckman, PhD is Chief of the Behavioral Sciences Section in the Department of Medicine and Professor of Medicine with tenure at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and is Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She received her BA in psychology from Brown University and PhD in Counseling Psychology from The University of Iowa. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology and addictions at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed psychologist. She is a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers, and has been funded by the National Cancer Institute including five R01s, an R21, R03, and a K07, as well as having received funding from the American Cancer Society and Pfizer.