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					                            Samuel Frazer Sears Jr., Ph.D.
                                   Curriculum Vita
                                    January 2010
PERSONAL INFORMATION

Office Address:       East Carolina University
                      Department of Psychology
                      110 Rawl Hall
                      Greenville, NC 27858
                      Office :            (252) 328-6118
                      Fax:                (252) 328-6283
                      E-Mail:             searss@ecu.edu
                      Licensed Clinical Psychologist:
                      North Carolina:      3500
                      Florida:             5538
                      Web site: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/psyc/searss/index.cfm


EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ph.D.                 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1995)
                      Major:        Clinical and Health Psychology
                      Minor:        Medical Psychology

Residency             University of Mississippi Medical Center/Veterans Affairs (1994-95)
                      Medical Center Consortium, Jackson, MS

M.S.                  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1992)
                      Major:        Clinical and Health Psychology

B.S.                  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1990)
                      Major:        Psychology


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Professor             East Carolina University
                      Director - Health Psychology Program

2007-present          Department of Psychology (Tenured)
                      Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Associate Professor   University of Florida
Assistant Professor

1995-2007             Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (Tenured)
                      Department of Cardiovascular Medicine (Joint Appointment)
PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

2007-present              Professor and Director of Health Psychology
                          East Carolina University
                          Department of Psychology (Tenured)
                          Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

                          Responsible for the initiation and management of the inaugural year of
                          the Ph.D. Health Psychology Program. Additional management
                          activities include direction of outpatient and inpatient psychological
                          research and care of electrophysiology patients with ICDs and
                          pacemakers.

2001-2007                 Associate Professor (Tenured)
                          University of Florida
                          Division Head – Medical Psychology
1995-2007                 Medical Psychology Service - Attending Psychologist
1995-2001                 Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

                          Didactic efforts included supervision of trainees at all levels in
                          integrated cardiology-health psychology practice and research.

1995-2001                 Rural Psychology Program - Co-Director
                          Area Head - Primary Care Psychology
                          University of Florida

                          North Florida Area Health Education Center
                          Rural psychology outreach consultation, assessment, and treatment
                          throughout Florida. Practice settings include county public health units
                          and primary care clinics. Consultation with the Cooperative Extension
                          Service in health education and health promotion programming.


AREAS OF INTEREST AND SPECIALIZATION
Behavioral Cardiology
Biomedical Devices: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Rural Health Psychology
Psychosocial Aspects of Organ Transplantation and Donation

PERSONAL HONORS / AWARDS
Treasured Pirate Award: East Carolina University (Fall 2008)
*Research Mentor of the Year (2006)
*Research Mentor of the Year (2002)
*Research Mentor of the Year (2000)
*Classroom Teacher of the Year (2004)
*Classroom Teacher of the Year (2002)
      * = Awarded by the graduate students of Dept. of Clinical and Health Psychology at the
      University of Florida
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Professional Service Awards
Early Contributions to Psychology Award (1998)
       Awarded by the Florida Psychological Association for work in professional advocacy, clinical
       service to underserved populations, teaching, and research in clinical psychology.
Who’s Who in America (2000)
Outstanding Young Man of America (1998)
Outstanding Young Man of America (1996)

Research Awards
Regional:
University of Florida College of Health Related Professions Research Award (1995)

National:
Highest rated abstract: Annual Meeting of the North American Society of Pacing and
Electrophysiology 2002: $1000 Award:
Saia Lewis, T., Sears, S.F., Sirois, B., Urizar, G., Wallace, R., Conners, N., Lee, J.T., King, L.A.,
             Curtis, A.B., & Conti, J.B. (2002). Psychological predictors of quality of life in
             implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology,
             Abstract, In press
American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award (1994)
American Psychological Association Convention Travel Research Award Winner (1992)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/ADMINISTRATIVE
Manuscript Reviewer:
Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (2001-present)
Editorial Board for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (2001-present)
Editorial Board for Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (2000-present)

Ad Hoc Reviewer for the British Journal of Health Psychology (2002)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Psychosomatic Medicine (2002-present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Clinical Cardiology (2000-present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (2000-present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology (1999-present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association (1999-present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (1999-present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the PACE: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (1999-present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (1996-present)
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (1997)

National:
Elected, Committee on Rural Health, American Psychological Association (1998-2001)
Board of Directors, Cardiac Arrest Survivors Network (2000-present)
Member, Work Group USDHHS/SAMSHA/CMHS Work Group for the Integration of Primary and
      Behavioral Health Care, Washington DC (1997)
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State:
Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Florida Psychological Association (1996-2000)
Membership Chair, Florida Psychological Association, North Central Florida Chapter (1996)
President, Florida Psychological Association, Student Section (1993)
President, Psi Chi, University of Florida Chapter (1989-90)

University/College:
Member, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment Team, Shands Hospital, (1997-2004)
Member, Design Team FL516, Decisions for Health, IFAS (1995-1999)
Member, Scholarship Committee, College of Health Professions (1996-present)
Member, Committee for Balancing Work and Family, UF IFAS (1998-2002)
Guest, Awareness for Preparedness: Live Disaster Teleconference, UF IFAS (1998)
Member, Cardiac Rehabilitation Steering Committee, Shands Hospital, (1996-97)
Member, Clinical and Health Psychology Chair Search Committee, College of Health Professions
      (1997)

Department:
Member, Clinic Marketing Committee (2002)
Member, Curriculum Committee (1997-2001)
Member, Point System Review Committee (1998)
Member, Graduate Admissions Committee (1995, 1996)
Member, Internship Selections Committee (1995-present)
Member, Productivity Committee (1996-97)

TEACHING AND INSTRUCTION
    CLP 7936 Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine (Fall 1998-2006)
    PSY 4930 Clinical Health Psychology (Spring 2004)
    CLP 7404 Professional Issues in Psychology, Team-Taught (Summer 2002)
    CLP 7404 Professional Issues in Psychology, Team-Taught (Summer 2001)
    NUR 6930 Behavioral and Biological Measurements, Guest Lecturer (Summer 2000)
    CLP 7404 Professional Issues in Psychology, Team-Taught (Summer 1999)
    CLP 7404 Professional Issues in Psychology, Co-Taught (Summer 1998)
    Internship Professional Development- Part III, Guest Lecturer (Spring 1997)
    Internship Professional Development- Part I & II, Guest Lecturer (Fall 1996)
    CLP 7936 Health Psychology, Guest Lecturer (Summer, 1996)
    Graduate Practicum in Medical Psychology (1995-present)
    Advanced Practicum in Rural Health Psychology (Summer & Fall 1996)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Psychological Association
       Division 38 Health Psychology
Florida Psychological Association
Society of Behavioral Medicine
American Heart Association
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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OTHER INTERESTS
Intercollegiate Football-University of Florida (1986-1988)

PUBLICATIONS

   1) Sears, S.F., Matchett, M., & Conti, J.B. (2009). Effective management of ICD patient
      psychosocial issues and patient critical events. Journal of Cardiovascular
      Electrophysiology, 20, 1297-1304.

   2) Sears, S.F., Vazquez, L.D., Matchett, M., & Pitzalis, M. (in press). State-of-the-art: Anxiety
      management in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Stress and Health.

   3) Sears, S.F., St Amant, J., & Zeigler, V. (in press). Psychosocial considerations for children
      and young adolescents with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: An update. Pacing and
      Clinical Electrophysiology.

   4) Hirsh, A.T., Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2009). Cognitive and behavioral treatments for
      anxiety and depression in a patient with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD): A
      case report and clinical discussion, J of Clin Psychology in Med Settings.

   5) Passman, R., Kadish, A., & Sears, S.F. (2009). HRQL with defibrillator therapy or
      amiodarone in heart failure. New England Journal of Medicine, 360, 188-189.

   6) Dixit, N.K., Vazquez, L.D., Cross, N.J., Kuhl, E.A., Serber, E.,R., Kovacs, A., Dede, D.E.,
      Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2009). Cardiac resynchronization therapy: A pilot study
      examining cognitive change in patients before and after treatment. Clinical Cardiology, In
      press.

   7) Kirian, K.B., Sears, S.F., Shea, J.B. (2009). How to respond to an implantable cardioverter
      defibrillator recall. Circulation, 119, e189-191.

   8) Hazelton, A.G., Sears, S.F., Kirian, K., Matchett, M., & Shea, J.B. (2009). Cardiac partner
      page: Coping with cardiac disease and my partner’s ICD. Circulation, In press.

   9) Shea, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2008). A patient’s guide to living with atrial fibrillation. Circulation,
      117, e340-e343.

   10) Matchett, M., Sears, S.F., Hazelton, G., Kirian, K., Wilson, E., & Nekkanti, R. (2009).The
       implantable cardioverter defibrillator: Its history, its current psychological impact, and its
       future. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 6, 43-50.

   11) Birnie, D.H., Sears S.F., Green, M.S., Lemery, R, Gollob, M, & Amyotte, B. (2009). No long-
       term psychological morbidity living with an ICD under advisory: The Medtronic Marquis
       experience, Europace, 11, 26-30.
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12) Pedersen, SS, Sears, SF., Burg, M., van den Broek, KC (In press). Does ICD indication
    affect quality of life and levels of distress? Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology.

13) Irvine, J., Firestone, J., Ong, L., Cribbie, R., Dorian, P., Harris, L., Ritvo, P., Katz, J.,
    Newman, D., Cameron, D., Johnson, S., Bilanovic, A., Hill, A., O’Donnell, S., & Sears, S.F.
    (2009, In press). Cognitive behavior therapy tailored to psychological adaptation for
    recipients of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: An examination of participant
    characteristics related to therapy engagement. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.

14) Kuhl EA, Sears SF, Vazquez LD, Conti JB. (2009). Patient Assisted Computerized
    Education for Recipients of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (PACER): A randomized
    controlled trial of the PACER Program. J Cardiovasc Nurs, 24, 225-231.

15) Kovacs AH, Saidi AS, Kuhl EA, Sears S.F., Silversides C, Harrison JL, Ong L, Colman J,
    Oechslin E, Nolan RP. (2009). Depression and anxiety in adults with congenital heart
    disease: prevalence and predictors. International Journal of Cardiology, 137, 158-164.

16) Mishkin, JD, Saxonhouse, SJ, Woo, GW, Burkart, TA, Miles, WM, Conti, JB, Schofield, RS,
    Sears, SF, & Aranda, JM. (2009). Appropriate evaluation and treatment of heart failure
    patients after implantable cardiac defibrillator therapy: Time to go beyond the initial shock.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 54, 1993-2000.

17) Pederson, S.S., Spindler, H., Johansen, J.B., Mortensen, P., & Sears, S.F. (2008).
    Correlates of patient acceptance of the cardioverter-defibrillator: Cross-validation of the
    Florida Patient Acceptance Survey in Danish patients. Pacing and Clinical
    Electrophysiology, 31, 1168-1177.

18) Vazquez, L.D., Kuhl, E.A., Shea, J.B., Kirkness, A., Lemon, J., Whalley, D., Conti, J.B., &
    Sears, S.F. (2008). Age-specific differences in women with implantable cardioverter
    defibrillators: An international multi-center study. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 31,
    1528-1534.

19) Kron, J., Aranda J.M., Miles, W.M., Burkart, T.A., Woo, G.W., Saxonhouse, S.J., Sears,
    S.F., & Conti, J.B. (in press). Benefit of cardiac resynchronization in elderly patients:
    Results from the Multicenter Insync Randomized Clinical Evaluation (MIRACLE) And
    Multicenter Insync Icd Randomized Clinical Evaluation (MIRACLE-ICD) trials. Journal of
    Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology.

20) Sears, S.F., Sowell, L.V., Kuhl, E.A., Kovacs, A.H., Serber, E.R., Handberg, E., Kneipp,
    S.M., Zineh, I., & Conti, J.B. (2007). The ICD shock and stress management program: A
    randomized trial of psychosocial treatment to optimize quality of life in ICD patients. Pacing
    and Electrophysiology, 30, 858-864.
                                    Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                                (page 7)


21) Passman, R., Subacius, H., Ruo, B., Schaechter, A., Howard, A., Sears, S.F., Kadish, A.
    (2007). Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and quality of life: Results from the
    Defibrillators in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Evaluation Study. Archives of
    Internal Medicine, 167, 2226-2232.

22) Stutts, L. A., Conti, J. B., Aranda, J. M., Miles, W. M., Burkart, T.A., Sears, S.F. (2007).
    Patient evaluation of ICD recall communication strategies: A vignette study. Pacing and
    Clinical Electrophysiology, 30, 1105-1111.

23) Saidi, AS, Paolillo, J, Fricker, FJ, Sears, SF, & Kovacs AH. (2007). Biomedical and
    psychosocial evaluation of “cured” adults with congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart
    Disease, 2, 44-54.

24) Serber, E. R., Sears, S. F., Nielsen, C. D., Spencer, III, W. H., Smith, K. M. (2007).
    Depression, anxiety, and quality of life in patients with obstructive hypertrophic
    cardiomyopathy 3 months after alcohol septal ablation. American Journal of Cardiology,
    100, 1592-1597.

25) Pedersen, SS, van den Broek, KC, Sears, SF. (2007). Psychological intervention following
    implantation with an implantable defibrillator: A systematic review and future
    recommendations, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 30, 1546-1554.

26) Stutts, L.A., Cross, N.J., Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2007). Examination of research trends
    on patient factors in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. Clinical Cardiology, 30,
    64-68.

27) Sowell, L.V., Walker, R.L., Sears, S.F., Kuhl, E.A., & Conti, J.B. (2007). Anxiety and marital
    adjustment in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients and their spouses. Journal of
    Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 27, 46-49.

28) Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2007). Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Can we make our
    patients smarter? Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Asociation, 118,
    153-164.

29) Sears, S.F., Stutts, L.A., Aranda, J.M., Handberg, E.M., & Conti, J.B. (2006). Managing
    congestive heart failure patient factors in the device era. Congestive Heart Failure, 12, 335-
    340.

30) Sowell, L.V., Kuhl, E.A., Sears, S.F., Klodell, C.T., & Conti, J.B. (2006). Device implant
    technique and the consideration of body image: Specific procedures for female ICD
    patients. Journal of Women's Health, 15, 830-835.

31) Kuhl, E.A., Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2006). Internet based behavioral change and
    psychosocial care for cardiac patients: A review of cardiac disease-specific applications.
    Heart and Lung, 35, 374-382.
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32) Urizar, G.G. & Sears, S.F. (2006). Psychosocial and cultural influences on cardiovascular
    health and quality of life among Hispanic cardiac patients in south Florida. Journal of
    Behavioral Medicine, 29, 255-268.

33) Kovacs, A.H., Silversides, C., Saidi, A., & Sears, S.F. (2006). The role of the psychologist in
    adult congenital heart disease. Cardiology Clinics, 24, 607-618.

34) Kuhl, E.A., Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2006). Using computers to improve the psychosocial
    care of implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients, Pacing and Clinical
    Electrophysiology, 12, 1426-1433.

35) Sears, S.F., Sowell, L.V., Kuhl, E.A., Handberg, E., Kron, J., Aranda, J.M., & Conti, J.B.
    (2006). Quality of death: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and proactive care. Pacing
    and Clinical Electrophysiology, 29, 637-642.

36) Kuhl, E.A., Dixit, N.K., Walker, R.L., Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2006). Measurement of
    patient fears about implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock: An initial evaluation of the
    Florida Shock Anxiety Scale. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 29, 614-618.

37) Kovacs, A.H., Feigofsky, S., Goff, J.S., Saidi, A.S., Curtis, A.B., Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F.
    (2006). ICD implant-explant-implant case study: Addressing the psychological adjustment to
    multiple shocks. Clinical Cardiology, 29, 274-276.

38) Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2006). EDITORIAL: Psychosocial aspects of cardiac devices and
    recalls in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. American Journal of
    Cardiology, 98, 565-567.

39) Saidi, A.A., Paolillo, J., Fricker, F.J., Sears, S.F., & Kovacs, A.H. (2006). Biomedical and
    Psychosocial Evaluation of “Cured” Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Congenital Heart
    Disease. In press.

40) Kuhl, E.A., Dixit, N.K., Walker, R.L., Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2006). Measurement of
    patient fears about implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock: An initial evaluation of the
    Florida Shock Anxiety Scale. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 6, 614-618.

41) Kuhl, E.A., Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2006). Internet based behavioral change and
    psychosocial care for cardiac patients: A review of cardiac disease-specific applications.
    Heart & Lung, 35, 374-382.

42) Kovacs, A.H., Silversides, C., Saidi, A., & Sears, S.F. (2006). The role of the psychologist in
    adult congenital heart disease. Cardiology Clinics,24, 607-618.

43) Urizar, G., & Sears, S.F. (2006). Psychosocial and cultural influences on cardiovascular
    health and quality of life among Hispanic cardiac patients in south Florida. Journal of
    Behavioral Medicine, In press.
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44) Giacobbi, P.R., Jr., Hardin, B., Frye, N., Hausenblas, H. A., Sears, S.F., & Stegelin, A.
    (2006). A multi-level examination of personality, exercise, and daily life events for
    individuals with physical disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 23, 129-147.

45) Sears, S.F., Shea, J.B., & Conti, J.B. (2005). The cardiology patient page: How to respond
    to an ICD shock. Circulation, e380-e383.

46) Sears, S.F., Serber, E.R., Alvarez, L.G., Schwartzman, D.S., Hoyt, R.H., Ujhelyi, M.R.
    (2005). Understanding atrial symptom reports: Objective vs. subjective predictors. PACE,
    28, 801-807.

47) Sears, S.F., Lewis, T.S., Kuhl, E.A., & Conti, J.B. (2005). Predictors of quality of life in
    implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. Psychosomatics, 46, 451-457.

48) Burns, J.L., Serber, E.R., Keim, S., & Sears, S.F. (2005). Measuring patient acceptance of
    implantable cardiac device therapy: Initial psychometric investigation of the Florida patient
    acceptance survey (F-PAS). Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 16, 1-7.

49) Whang, W., Albert, C.M., Sears, S.F., Lampert, R., Conti, J.B., Wang, P.J., Singh, J.P.,
    Ruskin, J.M., Muller, J.E., Mittleman, M.A. for the TOVA investigators. (2005). Depression
    as a predictor for appropriate shocks among patients with implantable cardioverter-
    defibrillators: Results from the Triggers of Ventricular Arrhythmias (TOVA) Study. Journal of
    the American College of Cardiology, 45, 1090-1095.

50) Kovacs, A.H., Sears, S.F., & Saidi, A. (2005). Biopsychosocial experiences of adults with
    congenital heart disease: Review of the literature. American Heart Journal, 150, 193-201.

51) Aranda, J., Woo, G.W., Schofield, R., Handberg, E., Hill, J., Curtis, A.B., Sears, S.F., Goff,
    S.J., Pauly, D., & Conti, J.B. (2005). Management of heart failure after cardiac
    resynchronization therapy: Integrating advanced heart failure treatment with optimal device
    function. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 46, 2193-2198.

52) Sears, S.F., Kovacs, A.H., Azzarello, L., Larsen, K., & Conti, J.B. (2004). Innovations in
    health psychology: the psychosocial care of adults with implantable cardioverter
    defibrillators. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35, 520-526.

53) Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2004). ICDs for children and young adolescents: Mortality benefit
    confirmed: What’s next? Heart, 90, 241-242.

54) Shedd, O., Sears, S.F., Harvill, J.L., Arsahd, A., Steinberg, J., Curtis, A.B., & Conti, J.B.
    (2004). Arrhythmic events before and after the World Trade Center attacks in implantable
    cardioverter defibrillator patients: A Florida sample. Journal of the American College of
    Cardiology, 44, 1265-1267.

55) Burns, J.L., Sears, S.F., Sotile, R., Schwartzman, D.S., Hoyt, R.H., Alvarez, L.G., & Ujhelyi,
    M.R. (2004). Do patients accept implantable atrial defibrillation therapy? Results from the
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   Patient Atrial Shock Survey Of Acceptance And Tolerance Study (Passat Study). Journal of
   Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 15, 286-291.

56) Walker, R.L., Campbell, K.A., Sears, S.F., Glenn, B.A., Sotile, R., Curtis, A.B., Conti, J.B.
    (2004). Women and the implantable cardioverter defibrillator: A lifespan perspective on key
    psychosocial issues. Clinical Cardiology, 27, 543-546.

57) Urizar, G., Sears, S.F., Handberg, E., Curtis, A., & Conti, J.B. (2004). Psychosocial
    adjustment of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients: A case intervention for
    fear reduction related to ICD shocks. Psychosomatics, 45, 1-4.

58) Sirois, B., Sears, S.F., & Marhefka, S. (2005). Do new drivers equal new donors? An
    examination of factors influencing organ donation attitudes and behaviors in adolescents.
    Journal of Behavioral Medicine, In press.

59) Todaro, J.F., Sears, S.F., Rodrigue, J.R. & Musto, K. (2005). Organ scarcity and the
    psychological pre-heart transplant evaluation: A simulation study using community
    residents. Progress in Transplantation. 15, 78-85.

60) Sears, S.F., Serber, E.S., Lewis, T.S., Walker, R.L., Conners, N., Lee, J.T., Curtis, A.B., &
    Conti, J.B. (2004). Do positive health expectations and optimism relate to quality of life
    outcomes in ICD patients? Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 24, 324-331.

61) Sears, S.F., Kovacs, A.H., Conti, J.B., & Handberg, E. (2004). Expanding the scope of
    practice for cardiac rehabilitation: Managing patients with implantable cardioverter
    defibrillators. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 24, 209-215.

62) Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2003). Understanding ICD shocks and storms: Medical and
    psychosocial considerations for research and clinical care. Clinical Cardiology, 26, 107-111.

63) Serber, E.R., Sears, S.F., Sotile, R., Burns, J.L., Schwartzman, D.S., Hoyt, R.H., Alvarez,
    L., & Ujhelyi, M.R. (2003). Sleep quality among patients treated with implantable atrial
    defibrillation therapy: Effect of nocturnal shock delivery and psychological distress. Journal
    of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 14, 1-5.

64) Sirois, B., Sears, S.F., & Bertolet, B. (2003). Biomedical and psychosocial predictors of
    anginal frequency in patients following angioplasty with and without coronary stenting.
    Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26, 535-551.

65) Deaton, C., Dunbar, S.B., Moloney, M., Sears, S.F., & Ujhelyi, M. (2003). Patient
    experiences with atrial fibrillation and treatment with the atrial device therapy. Heart and
    Lung, 32(5), 291-299.

66) Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2002). Current views on the quality of life and psychological
    functioning of implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. Heart, 87, 488-493.
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67) Wallace, R.L., Sears, S.F., Lewis, T.S., Griffis, J.T., Curtis, A.B., & Conti, J.B. (2002).
    Predictors of quality of life in long-term recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillators,
    Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, , 22, 278-281.

68) Sears, S.F., Rausch, S., Handberg, E., & Conti, J.B. (2001). Fear of exertion following ICD
    storm: Considering ICD shock and learning history. Journal of Cardiopulmonary
    Rehabilitation, 21, 47-49.

69) Sears, S.F., Burns, J., Handberg, E., Sotile, W.M., & Conti, J.B. (2001). Young at heart:
    Understanding the unique psychosocial adjustment of young ICD patients. PACE- Pacing
    and Clinical Electrophysiology, 24, 1113-1117.

70) Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2001). Understanding and managing the psychological impact of
    the implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Cardiac Electrophyisology Review Journal, 5, 129-
    133.

71) Eads, A., Sears, S.F., Marhefka, S.L., Aranda, J., Schofield, R., & Conti, J.B. (2001).
    Psychological distress across the course of care: A case study from ICD to cardiac
    transplantation. Clinical Cardiology, 24, 627-629.

72) Sears, S.F.,Todaro, J.F., Urizar, G., Saia, T.L., Sirois, B., Wallace, R., Sotile, W., & Curtis,
    A.B., Conti, J.B. (2000). Assessing the psychosocial impact of the ICD: A national survey of
    implantable cardioverter defibrillator health care providers. PACE- Pacing and Clinical
    Electrophysiology, 23, 939-945.

73) Sears, S.F., Urizar, G.G., & Evans, G.D. (2000). A stress-coping-outcome model of
    burnout and depression in extension agents. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5,
    1-7.

74) Sears, S.F., Marhefka, S.L., Rodrigue, J.R., & Campbell, C. (2000). The role of patients’
    ability to pay, gender, and smoking history on public attitudes toward cardiac transplant
    allocation: A experimental investigation. Health Psychology, 19, 192-196.

75) Todaro, J.F., Fennel, E.B., Sears, S.F., Rodrigue, J.R., & Roche, A. (2000). Cognitive and
    psychological functioning in pediatric heart transplant recipients: A literature review. Journal
    of Pediatric Psychology, 25, 567-576.

76) Eads, A., Sears, S.F., Sotile, W.M., & Conti, J.B. (2000). Supportive communication with
    implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: Seven principles to facilitate patient
    adjustment. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 20, 109-144.

77) Sears, S.F., Todaro, J.F., Saia, T.L., Sotile, W., & Conti, J.B. (1999). Examining the
    psychosocial impact of implantable cardioverter defibrillators: A literature review. Clinical
    Cardiology, 22, 481-489.
                                    Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                                (page 12)


78) Sears, S.F., Conti, J., Curtis, A., Saia, T.L., Foote, R., & Wen, F. (1999). Affective distress
    and implantable cardioverter defibrillators: Cases for psychological and behavioral
    interventions. PACE- Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 22, 1831-1834.

79) Sears, S.F., Rodrigue, J.R., Sirois, B., Urizar, G., & Perri, M.G. (1999). Extending
    psychometric norms for pre-cardiac transplantation evaluations: The Florida cohort 1990-
    1996. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 6, 303-316.

80) Sears, S.F.,Danda, C.E., & Evans, G.D. (1999). PRIME-MD and rural primary care:
    Detecting depression in a low-income rural population. Professional Psychology: Research
    and Practice, 30, 357-360.

81) Conti, J.B., Sears, S.F., & Mirabal, G. (1999). Psychological complications of implantable
    cardioverter defibrillator therapy. Cardiac Electrophyisology Review Journal, 2(3), 342-344.

82) Streisand, R., Rodrigue, J.R., Sears, S.F., Perri, M.G., Davis, G, & Banko, C. (1999). A
    psychometric normative database for pre-liver transplantation evaluations: The Florida
    cohort 1990-1996. Psychosomatics, 40, 479-485.

83) Kolchakian, M.R., & Sears, S.F. (1999). Religious coping profiles in college students: A
    replication in a non-clinical sample. Journal of Religion and Health, 38,115-125.

84) Mittal, D., Sears, S.F., & Godding, P. (1999). Competency and religious conversion: A
    case of dialysis refusal. The Annals of Long-Term Care, 7, 320-321.

85) Colllins, M., Grindell, S., Lovell, M.R., Dede, D.E., Moser, D, J., Phalin, B.R., Nogle, S.,
    Wasik, M., Cordry, D., Klotz-Daugherty, Sears, S.F., Nicolette, G., Indelicato, P., &
    McKeag, D.B. (1999). Relationship between concussion and neuropsychological
    performance in college football players. JAMA, 282, 964-970.

86) Campbell, C., & Sears, S.F. (1998). Book Review: Treating depression in primary care: A
    manual for primary care and mental health providers. Journal of Family Practice, 47, 153.

87) Sears, S.F., Evans, G.D., & Perry, N.W. (1998). Innovations in training: The UF rural
    psychology program. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 29, 504-507.

88) Rodrigue, J.R., Hoffmann, S., Park, T., & Sears, S.F. (1998). Alcohol use history and
    perceptions of liver transplantation candidates: A pilot study. Journal of Clinical Psychology
    in Medical Settings, 5(2), 199-211.

89) Sears, S.F., Durning, P., & Lawhead, C. (1997). Medical and psychological implications of
    suspected health fraud: A case presentation. Florida Journal of Public Health, 9, 4-6.

90) Sears, S.F., Rodrigue, J.R., Greene, A.F., Fauerbach, P., & Mills, R.M. (1997). Religious
    coping and heart transplantation: From pre-transplantation threat to post-transplantation
    health. Journal of Religion and Health, 36(4), 345-351.
                                      Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                              (page 13)



   91) Perri, M.G., Martin, D.E., Leermakers, E., Sears, S.F., & Notelovitz, M. (1997). Effects of
       supervised versus at-home exercise in the treatment of obesity. Journal of Consulting and
       Clinical Psychology, 65(2), 278-285.

   92) Rodrigue, J.R., Banko, C.G., Sears, S.F., & Evans, G.D. (1996). Old territory
       revisited...Behavioral therapists in rural America and innovative models of service delivery.
       the Behavior Therapist, 19, 97-100.

   93) Dubbert, P.M., & Sears, S.F. (1996). The effects of alcohol use reduction upon coronary
       heart disease and blood pressure. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the
       Community, 13, 1-18.

   94) Sears, S.F., Rodrigue, J.R., Greene, A.F., & Mills, R.M. (1995). Predicting quality of life
       with a pre-transplantation assessment battery: A prospective study of cardiac
       transplantation recipients. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 2, 335-355.

   95) Greene, A.F., & Sears, S.F. (1994). Psychometric assessment of cardiac transplantation
       candidates. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 1(2), 135-147.

   96) Sears, S.F., & Greene, A.F. (1994). Religious coping and the threat of heart
       transplantation. Journal of Religion and Health, 33, 221-229.

   97) Greene, A.F., Sears, S.F., & Clark, J.E. (1993). Anger and sports participation.
       Psychological Reports, 72, 523-529.

   98) Perri, M.G., Sears, S.F., & Clark, J.E. (1993). Strategies for improving the maintenance of
       weight loss: Toward a continuous care model of obesity management. Diabetes Care,
       16(1), 1-10.

BOOKS

Sotile, W.M., & Sears, S.F. (1999). You can make a difference: Brief psychosocial interventions
        for ICD patients and their families. Medtronic, Inc: Minneapolis, MN.
                                      Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                              (page 14)


INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS
Sears, S.F., Kirian, K., Matchett, M., Benton, C., Nekkanti, R. (in press). Family matters: Research
             and clinical management of psychosocial issues for ICD patients and ICD partners.
             In A. Tsiperfal (Ed.), Practical Cardiac Arrhythmia Management for Nurses and
             Associated Professionals.

Sears, S.F., Matchett, M., Vazquez, L.D., & Conti, J.B. (in press). Innovations in psychosocial care
             for implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. In R. Allen (Ed.), Heart and Mind:
             Cardiac Psychology (2nd Edition).

Matchett, M., Kirian, K., Hazelton, G., Brumfield, J., & Sears, S.F. (in press). Common presenting
     psychosocial problems for implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: A primer for
     consulting professionals. In L. Sher (Ed.), Psychological Factors and Cardiovascular
     Disorders.

Sears, S.F., Sowell, L.V., Cross, N.J., & Conti, J.B. (2007). Clinical management of key concerns
             for implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. In Lu, F. & Benditt, D.G. (eds.)
             Cardiac pacing and defibrillation - Principle and practice. Beijing, China: People's
             Medical Publishing House, In press.

Rozensky, R.H., Vazquez-Sowell, L., & Sears, S.F. (2007). Clinical health psychology: From
     hospital practice into the community. In Rockefeller, K. (Ed). Psychology, Spirituality and
     Healthcare Vol II.

McDaniel, S., Johnson, S.B. & Sears, S.F. (2004). Psychologists promote biopsychosocial health
     for families. In Rozensky, R. (Ed). Psychology Builds a Healthy World. Washington: APA.

Sears, S.F., Evans, G.D., & Kuper, B.D. (2001). Rural social service systems as behavioral health
      delivery systems. In Stamm, B.H. (Ed). Behavioral Healthcare in Rural and Frontier Areas:
      An Interdisciplinary Handbook. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sears, S.F., & Wallace, R. (2001). Coping, spirituality, and survival. In Rodrigue, J.R. (Ed).
      Handbook on Organ Transplantation. New York: Plenum.


NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Mulder, P., Kenkel, M.B., Shellenberger, S., Constantine, M.G., Streiegel, R., Sears, S.F., Jumper-
      Thurman, P., Kalodner, M., Danda, C.E., & Hager, A. (2000). Behavioral health care needs
      of rural women. American Psychological Association: Washington, DC.

Kuper, B., Sears, S.F., Evans, G.D. (1999). Achieving integrative psychological expertise within
      primary care in rural North Central Florida. Florida Psychologist, 50, 1-4.

Moore, C.B., Godding, P., & Sears, S.F. (1999). Coping with cancer among rural health care
      patients. Mississippi Psychologist, 23, 13,22-23.
                                       Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                              (page 15)



Sears, S.F. (1998). Legislation and accountability in health care decisions. Florida Psychologist,
      49, 14.

Sears, S.F. (1998). Tracking psychology’s progress: Federal advocacy report-Winter 1997.
      Florida Psychologist, 49, 7, 25.

Sears, S.F. (1997). The secret of our success. Florida Psychologist, 48 (3), 9-10, 32.

Sears, S.F. (1997). Federal advocacy update 1997: Important issues remain. Florida
      Psychologist, 48 (2), 14.

Sears, S.F. (1997). Strategic planning for federal advocacy. Florida Psychologist, 48 (1), 14.

Sears, S.F. (1996). The role of psychologists in the care of cardiac transplantation patients.
      Mississippi Psychologist, 20, 11-23.

Sears, S.F. (1996). Federal advocacy report. Florida Psychologist, 47, 16, 18.



SELECTED PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Kovacs AH, Silversides C, Harrison JL, Ong L, Oechslin E, Colman J, Saidi AS, Kuhl E, Sears SF,
     Nolan RP. Adults with congenital heart disease: prevalence and predictors of depression
     and anxiety. Can J Cardiol 2007;23(Suppl C):123C.

Sears, S.F, Vazquez Sowell, L., Kuhl, E.A., Kovacs, A.H., Serber, E., Kneipp, S.M., Handberg,
      E.M., Zineh, I., & Conti, J.B. (2007). Psychosocial treatment to optimize quality of life in
      shocked implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: A randomized controlled trial. Pacing
      and Clinical Electrophysiology, Abstract, In press.

Dixit, N.K., Vazquez Sowell, L., Cross, N., Kuhl, E.A., Serber, E., Kovacs, A.H., Dede, D.E.,
        Aranda, J.M., Burkhart, T.A., Conti, J.B. & Sears, S.F. (2007). Cardiac resynchronization
        therapy: Improving cognition in heart failure patients. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology,
        Abstract, In press.

Vazquez Sowell, L., Shea, J.B.,Kirkness, A., Lemon, J., Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2007). Effects
     of living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: The female perspective. Pacing and
     Clinical Electrophysiology, Abstract, In press.

Sears, S.F., Burns, J.L., Schwartzman, D., Hoyt, R., & Ujhelyi, M. (2002). Do patients accept atrial
      device therapy? Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Abstract, 24, 596.

Sears, S.F., Burns, J.L., Schwartzman, D., Hoyt, R., & Ujhelyi, M. (2002). Predictors of patient
      reported atrial symptom frequency: Objective vs. psychological variables in patients with
                                        Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                               (page 16)


       implantable atrial device therapy. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 24, 542.

Ujhelyi, M., Sears, S.F., Burns, J.L., Schwartzman, D., & Hoyt, R. (2002). Characterization of atrial
       shcok pain from implantable atrial defibrillator: Patient activated vs. automatic nighttime
       atrial shocks. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Abstract, In press.

Saia Lewis, T., Sears, S.F., Sirois, B., Urizar, G., Wallace, R., Conners, N., Lee, J.T., King, L.A.,
      Curtis, A.B., & Conti, J.B. (2002). Psychological predictors of quality of life in implantable
      cardioverter defibrillator patients. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Abstract, 24, 550.

Saia Lewis, T., Sears, S.F., Sirois, B., Urizar, G., Wallace, R., Conners, N., Lee, J.T., King, L.A.,
      Curtis, A.B., & Conti, J.B. (2002). Dispositional optimism and health expectations predict
      experience of firings in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. Annals of Behavioral
      Medicine, 24, S076.

Saia Lewis, T., Sears, S.F., Sirois, B., Urizar, G., Wallace, R., Conners, N., Lee, J.T., King, L.A.,
      Curtis, A.B., & Conti, J.B. (2002). Pre-implant psychological predictors of quality of life in
      implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24, S145.

Wallace, R.L., Campbell, K., & Sears, S.F. Psychosocial distress in recipients of ICDs. Annals of
      Behavioral Medicine, 24, S072.

Sirois, B., & Sears, S.F. (2002). Do new drivers equal new donors: Organ donation attitudes and
        behaviors in adolescents. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24, S139.

Sears, S.F., Wallace, R., Burns, J., Saia-Lewis, T., Curtis, A.B., & Conti, J.B. (2000). Investigating
      the impact of the ICD storm on quality of life. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 20,
      291.

Eads, A., Sears, S.F., Sotile, W.M., & Conti, J.B. (2000). Patient preparedness predicts
      psychosocial adjustment to implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Annals of Behavioral
      Medicine, 22, S211.

Sirois, B., Sears, S.F., McGorray, S., Hill, J., Kerensky, R., & Bertolet, B. (1999). Biomedical and
        psychosocial predictors of anginal frequency in patients post-angioplasty. (Abstract)
        Circulation, 100, 1-737.

Sears, S.F., Eads, A., Marhefka, S., Sirois, B., Urizar, G., Todaro, J.F., Sotile, W., Curtis, A.B., &
      Conti, J.B. (1999). The U.S. national survey of ICD Recipients: Examining the global and
      specific aspects of quality of life. European Heart Journal, 20, 232.

Sears, S.F., Todaro, J.F., Eads, A., Urizar, G., Sirois, B., Sotile, W., Curtis, A.B., & Conti, J.B.
      (1999). The national survey of ICD health care providers: Differences in perception of
      patient psychosocial issues between physicians and nurses. PACE-Pacing and Clinical
      Electrophysiology, 22(4), 895.
                                       Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                             (page 17)


Berlant, N., Newton, R., Durning, P., Campbell, C., Urizar, G., Anton, S., Locke, B., Sears, S.F., &
      Perri, M.G. (1999). Exercise promotion in rural public health clinics. Annals of Behavioral
      Medicine, 21S, 30.

Danda, C.E., Sears, S.F., & Evans, G.D. (1998). PRIME-MD and primary care: Focus on
     depression. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 20S, 77.

Sirois, B.C., Sears, S.F., & Bertolet, B. (1998). Interventional cardiology (PTCA and Coronary
        Stenting) and the role of psychological factors in recovery. Annals of Behavioral Medicine,
        20S, 100.

Urizar, G.G., Sears, S.F., & Evans, G.D. (1998). A stress-coping-outcome model of burnout and
       depression in extension agents. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 20S, 104.


Dubbert, P.M., Carmack, C.L., Sears, S.F., Horne, R.A., & Neal, E. (1995). Stages of change for
     lifestyle interventions in behavioral treatment of hypertension. Annals of Behavioral
     Medicine, 17, S125.

Perri, M.G., Martin, D.E., Sears, S.F., & Leermakers, E. (1993). Effects of supervised versus at-
       home exercise in the treatment of obesity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 15S, 56.

Sears, S.F., Greene, A.F., & Mills, R.M. (1993). Personality and cognitive adaptation in the first
      year of cardiac transplantation: A typical case. Florida Psychologist, 43, 24.

Sears, S.F., & Greene, A.F. (1992). Religious coping and troubled hearts. Florida Psychologist,
      42, 15.

Sears, S.F., & Greene, A.F. (1991). Let not your hearts be troubled: Religious coping in end-stage
      heart disease patients. Proceedings of the Third National Conference on the Psychology of
      Health, Immunity, and Disease, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral
      Medicine, 1, 155-164.

Sears, S.F., & McKillop, K.J. (1991). Hopelessness and hardiness: A strained relationship. ERIC
      Information Systems.


VIDEOTAPE SERIES

Evans, G.D., & Sears, S.F. (1999). A community response to post-disaster stress. Disaster
      Handbook Video Series. University of Florida IFAS: Gainesville, FL. ACE Video Award
      Winner (2000) Agricultural Communication in Education Committee (3rd place).

Lehtola, C., Evans, G.D., & Sears, S.F. (1998). Are you ready? Awarness to preparedness for
      disasters. University of Florida IFAS: Gainesville, FL.
                                       Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                               (page 18)


AUDIOTAPE SERIES

Sotile, W.M., & Sears, S.F. (1999). You can make a difference: Audiotape series. Medtronic, Inc:
              Minneapolis, MN.

FUNDED RESEARCH GRANTS
  Ongoing
  1 R21HL087831-01
  National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  Sleep in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
  Role: Principal Investigator
  Co-Investigators: Samuel Sears, Ph.D.; Richard B. Berry, M.D.; Jamie Conti, M.D., Wei Hu,
  Ph.D.
  (09/08-08/10)

   1 R21HL087831-01 Supplement
   National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
   Sleep in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
   Role: Principal Investigator
   Co-Investigators: Samuel Sears, Ph.D.; Richard B. Berry, M.D.; Jamie Conti, M.D., Wei Hu,
   Ph.D., Joseph Dzierzewski, M.S.
   (07/09-06/11)

   Project # Sears (PI)                                           01/01/10-12/31/10
      Medtronic, Inc.
      “Examination of the Pros and Cons of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators”
   To test a new measurement tool for patients considering implantation of an ICD
   Role: Principal Investigator
   Co-Investigators: Garrett Hazelton, MA

   Project # Sears (PI)                                           05/01/08-05/01/10
      Medtronic, Inc.
      “Pre-Implant Psychoeducational Intervention in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients”
   To investigate a psychoeducational intervention on the psychological adjustment and patient
   acceptance of ICDs
   Role: Principal Investigator

   Project # Sears (PI)                                              03/01/08-03/01/10
      Medtronic, Inc.
      “Predictors of Quality of Life in Pediatric Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients”
   To investigate a psychosocial adjustment in children and young adults with ICDs
   Role: Principal Investigator
                                        Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                               (page 19)


   Completed

   Project # Vazquez-Sowell (PI)                             02/01/06-06/01/07
             Sears (Faculty Mentor)
   National Institute of Health-NHLBI
   “Psychosocial Care of Women with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators”
   To investigate sex differences in patient acceptance of ICD therapy
   Role: Faculty Sponsor/Co-Principal Investigator

   Project # Sears (PI)                                    07/01/03-06/30/06
   American Heart Association
   “Psychosocial Treatment to Optimize QOL in ICD Patients”
   To examine a psychosocial intervention in ICD patients who have received ICD shocks.
   Role: Principal Investigator

Investigator/Consultant: (2004-05). IM CALM: Integrated Medicine Approach to Medical Care of
       ICD Patients. Medtronic, Inc., $15, 000.

Principal Investigator: (2003-05). Psychosocial treatment to optimize Quality of Life in ICD
       patients. American Heart Association, $120, 000.

Principal Investigator: (2003-05). Cognitive functioning in Bi-Ventricular ICD patients. Medtronic,
       Inc., $85, 000 Award.

Principal Investigator: (2001). Comparing patient acceptance and quality of life in implantable
       cardioverter defibrillator and implantable atrioverter defibrillator recipients. Perry E. Foote
       Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research Grant, $9, 405 Award.

Principal Investigator: (2001). Multi-site investigation of the psychosocial impact of the atrial
       defibrillator. Medtronic, Inc., $40, 000 Award; Funded .20 FTE.

Co-Investigator: (2001). Exercise Training for Class IV CHF Patients. Submitted to the Department
      of Health Tobacco Fund, $ 200,000 annually for two years. Principal Investigator: Dr.
      Eileen Handberg; Funded .15 FTE.

Principal Investigator: (2000). Developing web-based patient education for ICD patients.
       Medtronic, Inc., $43, 900 Award.

Principal Investigator: (2000). Quality of Life Dossier on ICD therapy to the National Institute of
       Clinical Excellence-United Kingdom. Medtronic, Inc., $4, 000 Award.

Principal Investigator: (1999). Treating Depression in Primary Care via Telehealth. North Florida
       Area Health Education Center, $15, 000 Award.

Principal Investigator: (1998).Health Care Provider Manuals Addressing Psychosocial Issues
       Related to the ICD. Medtronic, Inc., $10, 000 Award.
                                      Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                             (page 20)



Principal Investigator: (1998). Training Issues in the Treatment of Psychological Issues Related to
       the ICD. Medtronic, Inc., $38, 000 Award.

Co-Investigator: (1998). Factors Influencing Organ Donation Decisions by Next of Kin. University
      of Florida Opportunity Fund, $48, 000 Award. (Principal Investigators: Dr. James Rodrigue
      & Mr. Charles McCluskey, P.A.)

Co-Principal Investigator: (1997). PTCA vs. Coronary Stent: Examining Medical Cost and Quality
      of Life Outcomes. Shands Hospital Clinical Resources Mgmt, $13, 850 Award.

Co-Principal Investigator: (1997). Examining Occupational Stress and Burnout in Extension
      Agents. Funded by Florida Cooperative Extension Service, $ 600 Award (Co-Principal
      Investigators: Garret D. Evans, Psy.D., Mr. Guido Urizar, Graduate Student).

Co-Principal Investigator: (1997). Rural Primary Care Psychology. Funded by Suwannee River
      AHEC Inc. $ 600 Award (Co-Principal Investigators: Garret D. Evans, Psy.D., Ms. Caroline
      Elder, Graduate Student).

Principal Investigator: (1996). Evaluating the Integration of Behavioral Health Psychology into
       Rural Primary Care. DSR-D Faculty Award Program, $10, 000 Award.


FUNDED GRANTS FOR CLINICAL SERVICE

Co-Principal Investigator: (2000-2001). The University of Florida Rural Psychology Program.
      North Florida Area Health Education Center, $62, 000 Award.

Co-Principal Investigator: (1999-2000). The University of Florida Rural Psychology Program.
      North Florida Area Health Education Center, $62, 000 Award.

Co-Principal Investigator: (1998-1999). The University of Florida Rural Psychology Program.
      North Florida Area Health Education Center, $62, 000 Award.

Co-Principal Investigator: (1997-1998). The University of Florida Rural Psychology Program.
      North Florida Area Health Education Center, $52, 000 Award.

Co-Principal Investigator: (1996-1997). The University of Florida Rural Psychology Program.
      North Florida Area Health Education Center, $52, 000 Award.

Co-Principal Grantee: (1997). Disaster relief for the residents of North Dakota Red River Valley.
      CSREES funding, $50, 000 Award (Co-Principal Grantees: Dr. Garret Evans & Dr. Nathan
      W. Perry).

Co-Principal Investigator: (1995-1996). The University of Florida Rural Psychology Program.
      North Florida Area Health Education Center, $35, 000 Award.
                                      Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                              (page 21)


Co-Principal Grantee: (1996). Behavioral Health Services for Hamilton County. HRS Hamilton
      County Public Health Unit, $4, 000 Award (Co-Principal Grantee: Dr. Garret Evans).

Co-Principal Provider: (1996). Behavioral Health Services for Levy County. HRS Levy County
Public Health Unit, $12, 600 Award (Principal Grantee: Dr. Nathan W. Perry).

CONSULTATIONS ON FUNDED GRANT SUBMISSIONS

Consultant: (1998). Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hamilton County. Department of Health-State of
     Florida, $178, 000 Award-1 year renewable (Principal Investigator: Catherine Campbell,
     MS, Verna Horne, RN.)

Consultant: (1997). The Rural Chronic Disease Prevention Project: Hamilton and Levy County
     Health Departments. Department of Health-State of Florida, $119, 000 Award-5 year
     renewable (Principal Investigator: Julius Gylys, MS, Verna Horne, RN., Barbara Locke, RN,
     BSN.)


SELECTED RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Serber, E. R., Sears, S. F., Thomas, G. M., Slifka, C. N., Nielsen, C. D., Spencer, III, W. H., &
      Smith, K. M. (March, 2006). Improvement in depression and quality of life after alcohol
      septal ablation in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy patients Poster presented at the
      27th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Johnson, S., Ong, L., Stanley, J., Ritvo, P., Dorian, P., Newman, D., Harris, L., Sears, S., Cribbie,
      R., Irvine, J. (2006). Demographic and psychosocial factors affect treatment expectations in
      a cardiac population. Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic
      Society, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Evans, G. D., Wiens, B. A., & Sears, S. (August, 2003). Triumph Over Tragedy: A model for
      comprehensive community mental health responses to disaster, trauma, and terrorism.
      Poster presented at the American Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON.

Wiens, B. A., Evans, G. D., Sears, S., Tsao, J. C. I., & Stamm, B. H. (July 2003). Making sense of
      chaos: Rural community mental health responses to disaster, trauma, and terrorism.
      Workshop conducted at the National Association for Rural Mental Health conference,
      Orlando, FL.

Sears, S.F. (2000). Kids and ICDs: Understanding the unique adjustment challenges. Paper
      presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Society of Pacing and
      Electrophysiology, Washington, DC.

Sears, S.F. (1999). Patient acceptance and quality of life issues in implantable cardioverter
      defibrillator patients. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of
      America, San Francisco, CA.
                                      Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                               (page 22)


Sears, S.F. (1999). Psychological aspects of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Paper
      presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and
      Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Phoenix, AZ.

Sears, S.F. (1999). Mental health in primary care: Research from Florida public health
      departments. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Public Health
      Association, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Sears, S.F., & Evans, G.D. (1999). Trends and challenges in rural mental health. Paper
      presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Rural Health Association, Ocala, FL.

Todaro, J.F., Sears, S.F., Rodrigue, J.R., & Litcher, C. Social desirability bias and the
      psychological pre-heart transplant evaluation: A simulation study using community
      residents. Poster to be presented at the 58th annual meeting of the American
      Psychosomatic Society, Savannah, GA.

Sears, S.F., & Evans, G.D. (1998). Integrating mental health programming into the Florida
      Cooperative Extension Service: Lessons learned from the University of Florida Rural
      Psychology Program. Invited address to the National Institute of Mental Health Work
      Group, Ames. IA.

Sears, S.F., & Evans, G.D. (1998). Helping farm families manage stress: The University of Florida
      Rural Psychology Program. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Rural
      Health Association, Orlando, FL.

Morava, E, Bobroff, L.B., Turner, R.E. & Sears, S.F. (1998). Cholesterol Control: A worksite
     coronary heart disease risk reduction program. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of
     the Society for Nutrition Education, Albequerque, NM.

Sears, S.F. (1997, August). Ethical issues in the assessment of cardiac transplant candidates.
      Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association,
      Chicago, IL.

Sears, S.F. (1997). Mental and behavioral health issues in rural primary care: The practitioner
      perspective. Invited address to the National Institute of Mental Health Rural Mental Health
      Research Conference, Oxford, MS.

Sears, S.F., & Evans, G.D. (1996). Reaching rural families: A partnership between clinical and
      health psychology and the cooperative extension service in Florida. Paper presented at the
      Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, CAN.

Sears, S.F., Evans, G.D., Craven, S., Kortenkamp, S., & Campbell, E. (1996). A behavioral health
      needs survey: Ratings from cooperative extension agents in rural north Florida. Poster
      presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Rural Health Association, Minneapolis,
      MN.
                                       Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.                              (page 23)


Sears, S.F., Rodrigue, J.R., Greene, A.F., & Mills, R.M. (1995). Predicting quality of life with a
      pre-transplantation assessment battery: A prospective study of cardiac transplantation
      recipients. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological
      Association, New York, NY.

WORKSHOPS AND INVITED ADDRESSES

Available upon request
                                      Samuel Frazer Sears Jr.   (page 24)


REFERENCES

Dr. Kathleen Row
Chair, Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
110 Rawl Hall
Greenville, NC 27858


Duane Dede, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
University of Florida
Box 100165 UF Health Science Center
Gainesville, FL 32610


Jamie B. Conti, MD
Associate Professor
University of Florida College of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Box 100277 UFHSC
Gainesville, FL 32610


Wayne Cascio, MD
Director of Research
East Carolina Heart Institute
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
100 Heart Drive
Greenville, NC 27858

				
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