Steven Lovett, PhD

Phone Number: 

(650) 493-5000 ext.67106 


Assistant Professor

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Psychological Issues in Heart Disease & Other Chronic Illnesses


Dr. Lovett received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech in 1983, interned at the Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, New York, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is currently the Acting Chief of the Psychology Service and Coordinator of the Cardiac Psychology program at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Dr. Lovett is actively involved in the field of clinical geropsychology and has special interests in geriatric rehabilitation and coping with chronic medical disorders, especially heart disease. He also has a long-standing interest in the stress associated with caregiving for older adults and the training and development of health care teams. He has published research in each of these areas. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Gerontological Society of America.

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