Claire Wheeler teaches several courses for undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Public Health, including the core course, Principles of Health Behavior.
In 2001, Wheeler completed a year-long associate fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Since then, her writing, speaking and scholarly work has been centered on the science and practice of mind-body medicine/psychoneuroimmunology as it informs healthcare at the clinical and community levels.
In addition to teaching, Wheeler has authored two books. The first, “10 Simple Solutions to Stress,” was published in 2007 and the second, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Belly Fat Weight Loss,” was published in 2013. Wheeler is a frequent guest lecturer and workshop facilitator for continuing educational programs and public events throughout the United States and overseas.
Wheeler joined the faculty at PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs in 2005.
B.A., Physiology, University of California at Berkeley, 1985
M.D., Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 1989
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1999
Awards and Honors
- 2013/14, PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs Outstanding Teacher of the Year
- 2011/12, PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs Outstanding Teacher of the Year
- 2008, Oregon M.P.H. Program Excellence in Teaching Award