Lynn Clemow, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Behavioral Medicine

Contact Information: 

622 W. 168th Street
PH 9 Room 309
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-342-4484


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (1985), Louisiana State University
M.A., Clinical Psychology (1980), Louisiana State University
A.B., Psychology (1975), Smith College, Northampton, MA


Dr. Lynn Clemow is a clinical health psychologist, board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, with many years of experience conducting clinical work in academic health settings with patients who have cardiovascular disease and hypertension, cancer, diabetes, HIV and other conditions. She has been continuously involved for more than 25 years in training and supervising post-doctoral fellows, interns and graduate students in clinical behavioral medicine. For the past 11 years, she has been involved as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and researcher in the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, working with patients with hypertension and the full range of cardiovascular disease, from hypertension to severe heart failure. I was director of the Training Core for the COPES project, in which Problem-Solving Therapy was used along with medication in a structured protocol for patients with acute coronary syndromes. She is currently Principal Investigator for a NHLBI-funded R01 randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention for hypertension in primary care. She also has a R34 from NIDDK to improve diabetes management.
Selected Publications

  1. Ramasamy R, Hildebrandt T, O’Hea E, Patel M., Clemow L, Freudenberger R, Skotzko C (2006). Psychological and social factors that correlate with dyspnea in heart failure. Psychosom, 47(5): 430 - 434.
  2. Davidson KW, Burg MM, Kronish IM, Shimbo D, Dettenborn L, Mehran R, Vorchheimer D, Clemow L, Schwartz JE, Lespérance F, Rieckmann N. (2010) Anhedonia predicts major adverse cardiac events and mortality in patients 1 year after ACS. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 67(5): 480 - 488. PMCID: PMC3058237.
  3. Davidson KW, Rieckmann N, Clemow L, Schwartz JE, Shimbo D, Medina V, Albanese G, Kronish I, Hegel M, Burg MM (2010). Enhanced depression care for ACS patients with persistent depressive symptoms. Coronary Psychosocial Evaluation Studies (COPES) randomized controlled trial. Arch Int Med, 170(7): 600-608. PMCID: PMC2882253.
  4. Burg MM, Reickmann N, Clemow LP, Davidson KW (2011). Treatment preferences among depressed patients after ACS: The COPES observational cohort. Psychother Psychosom, 80(6): 380-382. PMCID: PMC3221251.
  5. Edmondson D, Rieckmann N, Shaffer JA, Schwartz JE, Burg MM, Davidson KW, Clemow L, Shimbo D, Kronish IM (2011). Posttraumatic stress due to an ACS increases risk of 42-month major adverse cardiac events and all-cause mortality. J Psychiatr Res, 45(12): 1621-1626. PMID: 21807378.