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Charles Carlson
Professor (Retired)
Clinical; Developmental, Social, and Health


Received B.S. from South Dakota State University in 1975 then served four years on active duty in the United States Army.  Completed Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Vanderbilt University in 1983 and finished clinical residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1984.   Appointed as assistant professor  and taught at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, from 1984 to  1988.   Began as assistant professor at the University of Kentucky in 1988 and currently am the Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Professor in the Department of Psychology with joint appointments in the Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine.

Contact Information
209 A Kastle Hall
Research Interests
  • Self-regulation skills for pain management
  • Trigeminally-mediated pain
  • Religious and spiritual issues in risk behaviors
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental, Social, and Health Psychology