Lilian Dindo, Ph.D., is a nonresident fellow for the Center for Health and Biosciences and an associate professor in the Department of Medicine – Section of Health Services Research at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also a research health scientist at the Houston Michael Debakey VA Medical Center; the co-director of the Health Services Research Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine; and the site leader for the Houston Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center.
Dindo's clinical and research work has focused on 1) developing innovative and pragmatic psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at improving the mental health and functioning of patients with mental health and chronic health problems – with a particular focus on acceptance and commitment therapy as the treatment approach; and 2) identifying the psychological mechanisms of action in effective treatments. Dindo runs workshops for patients with multiple morbidities to help them learn new ways to cope with their difficulties and improve their quality of life.
She is funded by the NIH, VA and the Office of Rural Health. Dindo holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa. She completed her internship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed a fellowship at the Iowa Depression and Clinical Research Center. She has also earned a graduate certificate in clinical and translational investigation.