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James Edwin Aikens PhD

Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Specialties: 
Family Medicine
Clinical Interests:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression and anxiety. 

Locations

U of M Family Medicine Psychology

Briarwood Family Medicine - Bldg 10
1801 Briarwood Cir
Ann Arbor
MI
48108
Phone:
734-998-7390
Fax:
734-998-7390

Credentials

Medical School or Training

  • University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1992

Fellowship

  • Clinical Psychology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1993

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) 

  • APA Division of Health Psychology (Division 38) 

  • Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 

  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 

  • Behavioral Researchers in Diabetes Group Exchange 

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Research

  1. Integrating self-management support with technology to improve chronic illness self-management. 
  2. Activating depressed patients’ social support networks to improve outcomes. 
  3. Epidemiological investigation of factors affecting diabetes self-management. 
  4. Explaining heterogeneity in depression treatment response. 
  5. Developing and validating self-report instruments.

Biography

Dr. Aikens conducts research on primary care depression, focusing on self-care behavior, patients' views of their symptoms and treatment, and the effects of medical comorbidity. Dr. Aikens provides collaborative clinical services to U-M Family Medicine Center providers, such as psychological evaluation and brief interventions (psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy) for depression, anxiety, and other common psychological issues in adult primary care patients.