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Elena Reyes Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Regional Director Southwest Florida

elena.reyes@med.fsu.edu
239-658-3117

Job Description

A founding faculty member of the College of Medicine, Dr. Reyes serves as the Regional Director for FSUCOM in Southwest Florida. She oversees the Immokalee Health Education Site and is the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Floirda State University Family Medicine Program at Lee Memorial Health System in Ft. Myers.

Biosketch

Dr. Reyes is a clinical psychologist with specialty in pediatric psychology. She has over 25 years of experience in medical education. She served on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and developed the Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Program at Miami Children’s Hospital before joining the Program in Medical Sciences (PIMS) in 1991. She maintained a private practice until joining the College of Medicine full time when the college opened its doors in 2001. She served as the Director of Behavioral Science for medical education until 2012. Currently Dr. Reyes oversees FSUCOM operations in Southwest Florida. This includes administration and teaching at the Immokalee Health Education site which serves as a clinical site for 3rd and 4th year medical students completing rotations in a rural setting and postdoctoral psychology fellows in behavioral health. She also serves as the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the FSUCOM Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Memorial Health System.

Education

B.A., Psychology, Florida State University, 1978

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, 1983

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, 1986

Residencies: Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Service

Research Focus

Dr. Reyes is interested in culturally appropriate delivery of health care to underserved populations. She has a particular focus on the mental health needs of Latino children and families. She helped develop a school-based mental health delivery system for underserved populations in a neighboring rural county. She currently focuses on integrated behavioral health care within a primary care setting.

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