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Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC

Professor
Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Phone: (919) 966-9125
Email: eburker@med.unc.edu

Education

  • BA, Rider University
  • MA, Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Vocational Evaluation, master’s-level certificate in Gerontology: University of Georgia
  • MS, PhD, Clinical Psychology: Auburn University
  • Internship in Clinical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

Research Interests

Quality of life before and after heart transplant, lung transplant, and VAD; vocational issues associated with chronic disease.

Courses Taught

  • CRMH Applied Counseling Skills in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
  • CRMH Principles of Group Counseling in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Recent Publications

NCBI

Griffin, S. C., Eshera, Y. M., & Burker, E. J. (2021). Mental health and demographic correlates of loneliness after left ventricular assist device implantation. The International journal of Artificial Organs, 391398821997840. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0391398821997840

Loiselle, M. M., Gulin, S., Rose, T., Burker, E., Bolger, L., & Smith, P. (2021). The Relationship between Marijuana Use and Psychosocial Variables in Living Kidney Donor Candidates. Clinical Transplantation, e14248. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14248

Fraiser, K., Burker, E., & Chan, D. V. (2021). Tablet therapy as an assistive technology-based treatment for anxiety in pediatric oncology. Assistive Technology : The Official Journal of RESNA, 1–10. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2021.1884919

Thomas, L., Burker, E., & Kazukauskas, K. (2015). Thinking outside the box: Maximizing vocational outcomes post-traumatic brain injury through rehabilitation counseling and recreation/leisure activities. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 46(4), 38-45.

Burker, E., Fingerhut, D., Ebneter, D., Giza, M., Weber, R., Noone, P., & Egan, T.  (2015). Emergency medical services knowledge and attitudes about non-heart-beating donors: effect of an educational intervention. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 34(2), 204-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.09.020

Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC