Marisa Bergfield (she/they) has her doctorate (PsyD) in clinical psychology from Regent University and completed her internship at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she worked in serious mental illness, OBGYN, and physical medicine & rehabilitation. Dr. Bergfield is currently completing a post doctoral fellowship at Albany Medical College and Albany Medical Center where they work in medical education, an outpatient faculty practice, and provide hospital wide consultation and bedside therapy. She is interested in health psychology and passionate about working within individuals who have chronic medical concerns.
Outside of her clinical work, Dr. Bergfield has a background in research and advocacy. They previously worked as the Research and Registry Coordinator for the Ehlers-Danlos Society and their doctoral dissertation focused on personality factors in individuals with different Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes. She has been involved in multiple trainings, posters, and research studies focusing on inclusion, accessibility, and equity within doctoral training and medical education. Big picture, Dr. Bergfield is interested in better understanding factors that impact quality of life for individuals with EDS, including stigma, neurodevelopmental functioning, medical trauma, and alternative approaches to treatment.