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Ethan G Lester, Ph.D.

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University of North Texas, Denton, TXBS05/2014Psychology
University of North Texas, Denton, TXMS12/2016Psychology
University of North Texas, Denton, TXPhD08/2019Clinical Psychology
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAClinical Fellowship07/2019Clinical Psychology
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAPostdoctoral Fellowship12/2020Clinical Psychology
2021 - 2022
Heitman Fellowship (Hemorrhagic Stroke)

I am a clinical psychologist with applied experience and specialized training in treating and researching neurological illnesses through cognitive behavioral and behavioral medicine interventions. Clinically, I possess evidence-based skills in state-of-the-art third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies (dialectical behavioral therapy and acceptance-based interventions), trauma-informed care, mindfulness, and other contemplative techniques (mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness meditation, vipassana).

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  1. MGH/HMS (LESTER, ETHAN) Jul 1, 2021
    Heitman Fellowship (Young Investigator Career Development Award)
    Understanding the interplay between lifestyle factors and emotional distress for survivors with hemorrhagic stroke and their informal caregivers: A mixed methods dyadic natural history study
    Role: Principle Investigator
  2. Foundation (LESTER & VRANCEANU) Sep 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2021
    NF Northeast Inc, NF Midwest Foundation, and Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation
    In Need and Hard to Reach: Adaptation of an evidence-based neurofibromatosis resiliency training program for web-based delivery
    Role Description: Adaptation of a mind-body program to a web-based platform for patients with neurofibromatoses
    Role: Co-Investigator
  3. R21NR017979 (VRANCEANU, ANA-MARIA) Sep 26, 2018 - Aug 31, 2021
    Recovering Together: Building resiliency in dyads of patients admitted to the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their caregivers
    Role: Study Clinician
  4. W81XWH-17-1-0121 (VRANCEANU, ANA-MARIA) May 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2021
    Department of Defense
    Resiliency training for geographically diverse patients with neurofibromatosis via live videoconferencing
    Role: Study Clinician

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.