Paula Trief, PhD, 315 464-1681

Paula Trief, PhD
Appointed 09/01/73
1254 Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-1681

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Syracuse University, 1977
  • Internship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1974

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes and depression Diabetes and marital quality Psychological predictors of surgical outcome

Research Interests

  • My research focuses on the psychosocial issues that affect patients with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes.  In my work, we are developing and testing effective and practical interventions for patients with diabetes, those at risk, and their partners, to help them achieve better physical health (e.g., control of blood sugar, weight) and quality of life.  We are also seeking to understand how depression and anxiety may interfere with the health of diabetes patients.

Clinical Trials

  • Improving Diabetes Outcomes: The Diabetes Support Project
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Specialties & Certification

  • Clinical Psychology


  • Adults

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

8/28/13 How weight loss coaching can prevent diabetes

12/7/12 Living with someone who has diabetes


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