UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Kanzler, Kathryn PsyD, ABPP

School of Medicine

Dr. Kanzler is a board-certified Clinical Health Psychologist and Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Psychiatry with a cross-appointment in Family & Community Medicine. Her areas of research interest are integrated primary care, chronic disease management, comorbid physical/mental health concerns and military/veteran health.
Dr. Kanzler earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from La Salle University in Philadelphia and served as an active duty US Air Force psychologist (2006-2015). During her time in the military, Dr. Kanzler filled clinical, educational and research roles at two large military treatment facilities with accredited pre-doctoral psychology internships and graduate medical education programs. Dr. Kanzler trained, supervised and conducted research in areas of clinical health psychology and integrated primary care behavioral health. She also contributed to local, USAF and DoD-level policies and held various leadership roles, to include Alt Chief for the base-wide Traumatic Stress Response team and Human Subjects Protections Program Coordinator. Additionally, Dr. Kanzler served in special assignments when she deployed to a Combat Operational Stress Control Clinic in Iraq in 2009 and served as Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in 2013.
After 8.5 years, Dr. Kanzler transitioned from the military to pursue a career in academic medicine and work with underserved populations. Dr. Kanzler helped develop the integrated behavioral health service in the UT Health Physician Practice Primary Care Center and she supervises two faculty-level Behavioral Health Consultants (BHC). She also serves as a BHC, teaches Family Medicine residents, and precepts/mentors pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology interns in an inter-professional setting. In 2016, Dr. Kanzler was awarded the 2-year Mentored Research Career Development (KL2) Award in Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Kanzler`s current line of research seeks to improve chronic disease outcomes and reduce health disparities in primary care settings.

Dr. Kanzler`s national recognition for her expertise in clinical health psychology has led to many opportunities for professional service. She recently completed a 3-year elected term as co-Chair of the Society of Behavioral Medicine`s Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group. Presently, she serves as Credentials Coordinator for the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology, and is a member of the American Psychological Association`s Committee on Professional Practice and Standards.

2/2015 - Present Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) and Director The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX