Jennifer Swaim

 Dr. Jennifer Swaim is a licensed psychologist providing counseling services and an Instructor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Ross University School of Medicine who joined the team at Ross in 2014.

Dr. Swaim spent the past 8 years creating and expanding programs in behavioral pain management and medical psychology at St. Luke’s Hospital in Iowa. In addition she provided psychological diagnostic and interventional services for inpatient Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, Hospice, and Palliative Care Service Lines. Prior to this she was the Director of Psycho-Oncology Research at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, OH. During that time was also an Associate Professor at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

In 2012 Dr. Swaim earned Full Member status in the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and in 2013 achieved board certification in Applied Biofeedback.

She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, a B.S. in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.

Her long standing interests in mind-body interactions led to specialization in medical psychology and she completed her internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland DVA hospital with a specialization in healthy psychology followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology at Akron General Medical Center.

Dr. Swaim is an avid SCUBA diver, enthusiastic sailor, and when she has to be away from the water, spends her time trying to exhaust her tireless dog, Shadow.