Kathryn P. Fraser
201 N Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste 200, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Kathryn Fraser, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and the Behavioral Medicine Coordinator. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Florida and started in the residency program in 1994. Her professional areas of interest include anxiety and relaxation therapies, health disparities, eating disorders, physician wellness, and counseling skills for family physicians. She enjoys providing psychotherapy for patients in the Family Health Center, running support groups for residents, and planning fun activities for faculty, residents and staff to promote overall program wellness. Throughout her career, she has been teaching, consulting, doing research, and presenting nationally in various areas in behavioral health and physician professional development.
For 3 years, she was the Director of the Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship (BFEF). This is a nationwide mentoring program for early career Behavioral Medicine faculty, sponsored by the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). She has given several keynote addresses at the Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine. She reviews articles for the Families, Systems and Health Journal and the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. She has published in both of these journals, and several others, as well as authoring several book chapters. In 2022, Dr. Fraser received the Susan McDaniel Distinguished Career Award from STFM’s Family and Behavioral Health Collaborative.
Dr. Fraser spearheaded the cultural competency/health disparities curriculum in the residency program. She is currently overseeing the antiracism curriculum, and assisting Dr. Vey with the Justice/Equity/Diversity/Inclusion (JEDI) Committee. She developed a mentoring program through the STFM Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) initiative. This program works to improve retention and promotion of ethnic minority faculty members in academic Family Medicine. Initially planned as a 2 year project, STFM is currently considering making it a permanent program. In 2022, Dr. Fraser was awarded STFM’s Inaugural Diversity award for being instrumental in making a difference in the areas of health equity and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI).
Personally, she and her husband are the proud parents of a son and daughter who have grown up and left their home way too fast. Her hobbies include yoga, needlepoint, watching suspenseful drama series, trying to grow tomatoes, exploring all things food, and travelling through Florida’s outdoors with her lovable dog (and whichever human family members want to come along).