In addition to teaching responsibilities, Dr. Pittman Wagers' expertise is focused on supervision of advanced clinical graduate students in the provision of empirically supported couple and individual therapy. She has published in the area of couples therapy. Recently, Dr. Pittman Wagers has developed an interest in the psychosocial impact of heart disease in women and has begun working on some new research efforts in that area. Over the summer and fall of 2015, she and her team conducted a survey focused on psychosocial factors among survivors of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) , the largest study of this population thus far. One study covering results from this survey was published this year, and another manuscript is in preparation. and are preparing another manuscript. working two new efforts related to SCAD as well, including the development of a SCAD app and a study of women who experienced SCAD during the peripartum.
Clinical psychology, psychopathology, behaviorally oriented couple and individual mental health services, ethics and strategies in psychological service delivery, women's mental health, psychosocial ramifications of heart disease in women