Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Vivian M. Stevens, Ph.D.Vivian M. Stevens, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management
Professor of Behavioral Sciences


Education | Teaching | Clinical Interest | Recent Scholarly Activity & Publications


Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School


Dr. Stevens teaches various lectures in the second-year medical school curriculum, including in the Psychiatry course, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention course, and Clinical Skills course. She also teaches in the Advanced Interviewing Skills module of the Primary Care Clerkship and in the Family Medicine Residency Program. Select topics taught include medical interviewing skills, behavior change counseling, anxiety disorders, smoking cessation, treatment adherence, and psychiatric aspects of pain.

Clinical Interest

Her clinical interests involve primary care psychology services, including behavioral medicine applications in the management of chronic medical conditions, tobacco cessation, and cognitive behavioral intervention for mood, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. Dr. Stevens is also a clinical supervisor in our Behavioral Health Clinic, which serves as a practicum site for psychology doctoral students.

Recent Scholarly Activity & Publications

Stevens, V.M. & Redwood, S.K. (2006) Motivating Patients for Health-Behavior Change. Oklahoma D.O., Vol. 71 , No. 7, 22-24.

Stevens, V.M., Redwood, S.K., Neel, J.L., Bost, R.H, Van Winkle, N.W, & Pollak, M. (2007, second edition) Rapid Review Behavioral Science, Mosby. (2004, first edition).

Stevens, V. M. (2004) Learning habits and skills (chapter), in Kerr, J, Weitkunat, R. & Moretti, M. (Eds), The ABC of Behavior Change: A Guide to Successful Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Elsevier.

Neel, J., Stevens, V.M., Stewart, J. (2002) Obsessive-compulsive disorder: identification, neurobiology, and treatment. JAOA, 102 (2): 81-86.

Stevens, V.M. (2001) Current Perspectives on the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence (guest article). The OSU Family Physician (newsletter), Vol 2, No. 3, page 3.

Stevens, V.M., Neel, J.L., & Baker, D.L. (2000). Psychosis and Noncompliance in an HIV-seropositive patient. AIDS Reader, 10(10), 596-601.

Stevens, V.M., Pollak, M. & Neel, J. (1998). Skills for promoting effective behavioral change. Academic Medicine, 73(5), 576-577.

Stevens, V.M., Pollak, M., & Neel. J. (1998, October). Training medical learners in behavioral counseling. Presented at the Nineteenth Forum for the Behavioral Sciences in Family Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Hutchinson, K.E., Stevens, V.M., & Collins, F.L. (1996). Cigarette smoking and the intention to quit among pregnant smokers. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 19(3), 307-316.


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