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

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Phone: (919) 966-9125


  • 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


Nash, R. P., Loiselle, M. M., Stahl, J. L., Conklin, J. L., Rose, T. L. Hutto, A., Evon, D. M., Flythe, J. E., Burker, E. J. (2022).  Post traumatic stress disorder and post traumatic growth following kidney transplantation.  Kidney360, 10.34067/KID.0008152021.  Advance online publication.

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.

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.

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.

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