Dr. Damush is a social psychologist specializing in health psychology. As the Implementation Research Coordinator for the Stroke QUERI Center, Dr. Damush’s research focuses on implementing evidence-based practices for stroke survivors and caregivers. She collaborates with colleagues on designing and evaluating system interventions in the delivery of evidence-based practices.
Funding for Dr. Damush’s work comes from of the Department of Veterans Affairs to adapt existing evidence-based tools for secondary stroke prevention from hospital discharge to the veterans’ homes. In addition, she continues to design and evaluate disease self-management programs for chronic medical conditions including musculoskeletal pain and stroke.