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Family Therapist Integrates Mental Health into Medical Lessons

Residents Learn Relationship of Mind/Body Health

Dan Marlowe, PhDDan Marlowe, PhD, is the new faculty psychologist for the Duke/Southern Regional AHEC Family Medicine Residency Program. Marlowe (photo right) began his duties during the new resident (intern) team-building rope course in mid-July 2011. His teaching experience has been concentrated in the area of family therapy, most recently as an adjunct faculty member at East Carolina University (ECU). His experience includes serving as a behavioral science assistant instructor at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine. His work at Southern Regional AHEC included bi-monthly behavioral science sessions with interns and monthly lectures with students in the other two levels in the residency program.

Marlowe’s clinical experience includes intern work with Duke University Medical Center’s Cancer Patient Support Program and the James. D. Bernstein Community Health Center in Greenville. He has also served as a crisis counselor and as a member of the executive board of the REAL Crisis Center, also located in Greenville.

“We are happy to have someone with the specific qualifications of Dr. Marlowe,” Deborah Teasley said. “He brings a fresh perspective of integrating mental health issues with physical health in a family medicine setting, which will only help to make our residents better physicians.”

Marlowe commented on his experience at SR-AHEC thus far. “While working at Southern Regional AHEC for this last month, I have been surrounded by a wonderful group of energetic people who are always looking for ways to improve their own practice and the care they provide to the community,” he said. “Coming from a doctoral program that heavily emphasized the relational aspects of health and the importance of collaboration in its attainment, it is refreshing to see these ideals put into practice every day by the SR-AHEC administration, faculty, residents, and staff.”