Brent Mausbach

Brent Mausbach

University of California, San Diego

bmausbach@ucsd.edu
Brent Mausbach, Ph.D. Dr. Mausbach obtained his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. He completed his clinical psychology internship at the VA Black Hills Healthcare System, after which he received post-doctoral training at both Stanford University and UCSD with a specialization in Geropsychiatry. Dr. Mausbach has been a faculty member at UCSD since July, 2007. Dr. Mausbach’s research focuses on bridging basic scientific research with clinical services in two domains. The first examines the links between stress/coping and health outcomes, with an emphasis on positive psychological states (e.g., mastery, self-efficacy) and their association with health outcomes and well-being. This research has led Dr. Mausbach to test psychosocial interventions designed to improve emotional and physical well-being in chronically stressed populations (e.g., Alzheimer’s caregivers). Dr. Mausbach’s second research domain is the assessment and treatment of middle-aged and older adults with schizophrenia. He has sought novel methods of assessing functional capacity in this population, with coinciding development of treatments to improve functioning. Dr. Mausbach is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral treatments for a) caregiver stress and b) improving functioning in patients with schizophrenia.