Division Manager, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

Applied Psychology--HUman Development

Room 344 - 3700 Walnut Street





Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

After receiving her doctorate from University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mackenzie conducted research at Penn’s Institute of Aging on cultural competence and health beliefs. For five years, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Penn’s School of Medicine, where she did innovative research on spirituality and mental health.  Dr. Mackenzie teaches in the Health and Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and is an Associate Fellow of the Center for Public Health Initiatives and an Associate Fellow of the Institute on Aging.  She has held positions as a Penn Writing Fellow, Senior Research Associate at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Project Director at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Research.  Dr. Mackenzie has presented at numerous national and international conferences, most recently the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2011), the Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference at UCSD Center for Mindfulness (2013) and the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (2013).  Dr. Mackenzie teaches and publishes in the fields of integrative medicine, psychosocial determinants of health, sustainability studies, and mindfulness-based interventions.

Selected Work

Schapira MM, Mackenzie ER, Lam R, Casarett D, Seluzicki CM, Barg F, Mao JJ: Breast Cancer Survivors Willingness to Participate in an Acupuncture Clinical Trial: A Qualitative Study.  Supportive Care in Cancer.  2013; Paper accepted for publication.

Fleisher K, Mackenzie, ER, Frankel E, Seluzicki C, Casarett D, Mao JJ. Integrative Reiki Volunteer Program for Cancer Patients: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2013; DOI: 10.1177/1534735413503547

Phipps E, Turkel M, Mackenzie ER, Urrea C: “He thought the lady in the door was the lady in the window”: A qualitative study of patient identification practices. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2012; 38(3): 127-134.

Wolever R,  Kyra Bobinet K, Kelley McCabe K, Erin Fekete E, Mackenzie ER, Elisha Goldstein E, Baime M. Effective and viable mind-body stress reduction in the workplace: A randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 17(2), Apr 2012, 246-258.

Mackenzie, ER and Rakel B, Healthy Aging: the Whole Woman Approach. The Integrative Medicine Library Series, Oxford University Press, 2010.

McCabe K and Mackenzie ER, The Role of Mindfulness in Healthcare Reform. Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing. 2009:5(6):313-323.

Sierpina VS, Kreitzer MJ, Mackenzie ER, Sierpina M. Regaining Our Humanity Through Story.  Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing.  2007:3(6):626-632.

Mackenzie ER, Rakel B, eds. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults.  New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2006.

Teaching Fields

Mindfulness and Mental Health across the Lifespan
Integrative Medicine; Mind-Body Medicine
Sustainability Studies and Human Development
Qualitative Health Research

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