Karen Ingersoll

Ingersoll, Karen Schneider

Primary Appointment

Professor, Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences


  • B.A., Psychology, Louisiana State University
  • M.A., Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Southern Methodist University
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia

Contact Information

Room 3147
560 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-982-5960

Research Disciplines


Research Interests

Creating pragmatic psychological treatments for health behaviors. I use cousneling interventions such as Motivational Interviewing and digital interventions including mHealth and eHealth interventions to improve behaviors and habits, health, and overall wellness.

Research Description

I'm highly interested in vulnerable groups, including rural residents, people living with HIV and other infectious diseases, women who drink alcohol or use drugs, people with varied gender identities, and those at risk for STIs and infectious diseases.

Selected Publications