Faculty Profile: Carol Landau, PHD

Carol Landau, PHD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Medicine
Work: +1 401-273-2828
Carol Landau's clinical research interests are women's health, menopause, depression, as well as curricular development for primary care and medicine. She also develops articles on depression, women's health and stress management for mass media.


CAROL LANDAU, Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Medicine. She is also Co-Director of Psychology and Psychiatry in Primary Care Curriculum in the General Internal Medicine Residency. She was awarded Brown's Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. Dr. Landau also maintains an independent practice as a consulting clinical psychologist. She presents papers and seminars on curricular development, primary care education, women's health, depression and midlife.

Dr. Landau is a health consultant with expertise in depression and doctor -patient communication. She has served as a consultant to numerous health care practices and consulting firms, including Burson-Marsteller and Ketchum Associates. She is a co-founder of Women's Health Associates, a Brown Medical School-affiliated multidisciplinary practice. Dr. Landau is also a member of the medical advisory boards of the National Women's Health Resource Center (www.healthywomen.org) and iVillage.com.



Grants and Awards

2010 --Department of Medicine Beckwith Family Award for Outstanding Teaching, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

2001--Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, Brown Medical School

2000--Distinguished Teaching Award, Brown Medical School

1999--Clinician Educator Award, North American Menopause Society

1995--Literary recognition award for "The Complete Book of Menopause: Every Woman's Guide to Good Health," Rhode Island Medical Women's Association

1995--Literary award for "The Complete Book of Menopause: Every Woman's Guide to Good Health," Providence Public Library, May, 1995

1986--Co-winner, third place best journal paper award competition, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, November (See journal article - Novack DH, Landau C.)

1976--Co-winner of award for best paper submitted to the Eighth Banff University of Rhode Island International Psychology Conference on Behavior Modification


1992 – present North American Menopause Society - Member
- Scientific Program Committee, 1994 – 1996
- Education Committee, 1996 – 1999

1977 – present Member, American Psychological Association, Division 12 (Clinical

1978 – 1982 Executive Board, Rhode Island Psychological Association 1978 – 1982
Past President, Rhode Island Psychological Association

Teaching Experience

Co-director, Psychology and Psychiatry in Primary Care, Rhode Island Hospital General Internal Medicine Residency

Consultant, medical pediatrics and internal medicine residencies

Workshop on maintaining wellness during residency, Emergency Medicine Residency Annual Retreat

Seminars on family dynamics, doctor-patient communication, personality styles and disorders, difficult interactions, mindfulness and behavioral medicine

Selected Publications

  • McGarry KA, Clarke JG, Landau C Cyr, MG : Caring for vulnerable populations: Curricula in US internal medicine residencies, Journal of Homosexuality, 2008,54(3):225-232. (2008)
  • Col NF, Duffy C, Landau C: Commentary – Surgical decisions after breast cancer: Can patients be too involved decision making? Health Services Research 2005;40(3):769-780. (2005)
  • Col NF, Fortin JM, Snyder D, Cyr MG, Landau C , Goldberg R. Helping primary care physicians counsel menopausal women: The Menopause Interactive Decision Aid System. J Gen Inter Med 2004; 19(S1): 105. (2004)
  • Landau C & Cyr, MG The New Truth About Menopause: Straight Talk About Treatments and Choices from Two Leading Women Doctors, New York: St. Martin's Press. (2003)
  • Landau C, Shuey I, Milan FB. Depression. In: Carlson K and Eisenstat S. (Eds.) Primary Care of Women, Second Edition, St. Louis: Mosby Year Book, Inc. (2002)
  • Landau C; Cyr, MG, Moulton AW: The Complete Book of Menopause: Every Woman's Guide to Good Health. New York: Putnam's/Perigee. (1995)
  • The Evolving Female: Women in Psychosocial Context. New York: Human Sciences Press. (1980)