OHSU

Elizabeth Goy, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Goy, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Portland VA Medical Center
Associate Professor, OHSU Department of Psychiatry

Degree: 
Ph.D.

Biography:
Dr. Elizabeth Goy is a clinical geropsychologist at the Portland VA Medical Center, a VA Health Services Research and Development Career Development Awardee, and core researcher with the PVAMC Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders. Dr. Goy is currently the Director of the VA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care Psychology. Her clinical practice is focused on mental health interventions for patients with chronic or life-threatening illness. Dr. Goy specializes in research on psychiatric and psychological aspects of end-of-life care, with an emphasis on neurological disorders. Current research includes: documenting the prevalence of mental disorders in hospice patients at the end of life; treatment strategies for depression in hospice and palliative care patients; identification of early predictors of dementia in Parksinson’s Disease; family and patient experiences with and views on Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act; and documenting the end-of-life trajectory for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Activities:
Clinical
Education
Research

Keywords:
VA Psychologist
Palliative Care
Medical Illnesses
Adults
Veterans
Behavioral Health/Health Psychology