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Lillian M Christon

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentPsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
AddressP.O. Box MSC 861
Psychiatric Institute - 100 Doughty St.
Phone843-792-0686
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    Dr. Christon received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and developmental psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where she specialized in pediatric psychology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in clinical psychology with a focus on adolescent and young adult mental health, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in cardiovascular behavioral medicine clinical research. Dr. Christon is a licensed psychologist and is currently faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Bio-Behavioral Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research focuses broadly on identifying factors leading to optimal health, adjustment, treatment, and quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions. Clinically, she specializes in assessment and therapeutic interventions across the lifespan and is a supervisor for the Behavioral Medicine rotation in the Behavioral Medicine Clinic.
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    Behavioral medicine and health promotion, Adolescent and young adult behavioral medicine, Pediatric psychology, Evidence-based treatments and assessments, Coping with chronic medical, psychiatric, and developmental conditions, Positive psychology and quality of life improvement

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    1. Serber ER, Christon LM, Fava JL, Verrier RL, Nearing BD, Buxton AE, Gold MR, Rodrigue JR, Frisch MB. Positive Psychotherapy Improves Cardiac Electrical Stability and Mood in ICD Patients: PAM-ICD Trial Results. Psychosom Med. 2021 Apr 01; 83(3):300-301. PMID: 33534391.
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    2. Prieur MG, Christon LM, Mueller A, Smith BA, Georgiopoulos AM, Boat TF, Filigno SS. Promoting emotional wellness in children with cystic fibrosis, Part I: Child and family resilience. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021 Feb; 56 Suppl 1:S97-S106. PMID: 32658376.
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    3. Georgiopoulos AM, Christon LM, Filigno SS, Mueller A, Prieur MG, Boat TF, Smith BA. Promoting emotional wellness in children with CF, part II: Mental health assessment and intervention. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021 Feb; 56 Suppl 1:S107-S122. PMID: 32706527.
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    4. Crouch TB, Wedin S, Kilpatrick RL, Christon L, Balliet W, Borckardt J, Barth K. Pain rehabilitation's dual power: Treatment for chronic pain and prevention of opioid-related risks. Am Psychol. 2020 09; 75(6):825-839. PMID: 32915026.
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    5. Oros SM, Christon LM, Barth KS, Berini CR, Padgett BL, Diaz VA. Facilitators and barriers to utilization of medications for opioid use disorder in primary care in South Carolina. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2021 Jan; 56(1):14-39. PMID: 32726568.
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    6. Garcia B, Christon L, Gray S. In the south, if you give us lemons, we will make you lemonade. J Cyst Fibros. 2020 09; 19(5):842-843. PMID: 32546432.
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    7. Carroll AJ, Christon LM, Rodrigue JR, Fava JL, Frisch MB, Serber ER. Implementation, feasibility, and acceptability of quality of life therapy to improve positive emotions among patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J Behav Med. 2020 12; 43(6):968-978. PMID: 32285238.
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    8. Helms SW, Christon LM, Dellon EP, Prinstein MJ. Patient and Provider Perspectives on Communication About Body Image With Adolescents and Young Adults With Cystic Fibrosis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 10 01; 42(9):1040-1050. PMID: 28369522.
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    9. Serber ER, Fava JL, Christon LM, Buxton AE, Goldberger JJ, Gold MR, Rodrigue JR, Frisch MB. Positive Psychotherapy to Improve Autonomic Function and Mood in ICD Patients (PAM-ICD): Rationale and Design of an RCT Currently Underway. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 May; 39(5):458-70. PMID: 26813033.
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    10. Christon, L.M., & Myers, B. Family-centered care practices in a multidisciplinary sample of pediatric professionals providing autism spectrum disorder services in the United States. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2015; 20:47–57.
    11. Christon, L.M., McLeod, B.D., & Jenson-Doss, A. Evidence-based assessment meets evidence-based treatment: A science-informed approach to case conceptualization. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice. 2015; 22(1):36-48.
    12. Kinsley CH, Blair JC, Karp NE, Hester NW, McNamara IM, Orthmeyer AL, McSweeney MC, Bardi MM, Karelina K, Christon LM, Sirkin MR, Victoria LW, Skurka DJ, Fyfe CR, Hudepohl MB, Felicio LF, Franssen RA, Meyer EE, da Silva IS, Lambert KG. The mother as hunter: significant reduction in foraging costs through enhancements of predation in maternal rats. Horm Behav. 2014 Sep; 66(4):649-54. PMID: 25240277.
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    13. Christon LM, Arnold CC, Myers BJ. Professionals' reported provision and recommendation of psychosocial interventions for youth with autism spectrum disorder. Behav Ther. 2015 Jan; 46(1):68-82. PMID: 25526836.
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    14. Hourigan, S.E., Helms, S.W., Christon, L.M., Southam-Gerow, M.A. Improving nutrition in toddlers with cystic fibrosis: Feasibility of a behavioral parent training intervention. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2013; 1(3):235-249.
    15. Christon, L.M., Robinson, E.M., Arnold, C.C., Lund, H.G., Vrana, S.R., & Southam-Gerow, M.A. . Modular cognitive behavioral treatment of an adolescent female with selective mutism and social phobia: A case study. Clinical Case Studies. 2012; 11(6):474-491.
    16. Eonta, A.M., Christon, L.M., Hourigan, S.E., Ravindran, N., Vrana, S.R., & Southam-Gerow, M.A. Using everyday technology to enhance evidence-based treatments. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2011; 42(6):513-520.
    17. Oswald DP, Bodurtha JN, Willis JH, Gilles DL, Christon LM, Ogston PL, Tlusty SM. Disparities in the Clinical Encounter: Virginia's African American Children with Special Health Care Needs. ISRN Pediatr. 2011; 2011:273938. PMID: 22389773.
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    18. Rima BN, Bardi M, Friedenberg JM, Christon LM, Karelina KE, Lambert KG, Kinsley CH. Reproductive experience and the response of female Sprague-Dawley rats to fear and stress. Comp Med. 2009 Oct; 59(5):437-43. PMID: 19887027.
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    19. Kinsley CH, Bardi M, Karelina K, Rima B, Christon L, Friedenberg J, Griffin G. Motherhood induces and maintains behavioral and neural plasticity across the lifespan in the rat. Arch Sex Behav. 2008 Feb; 37(1):43-56. PMID: 18074214.
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