Dr. Ametrano received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at VA Boston Healthcare System where she currently serves as a clinical psychologist and Health Behavior Coordinator. Dr. Ametrano educates and consults with staff across the medical center to increase use of patient-centered interventions to facilitate health behavior change. She also supervises clinicians-in-training and teaches psychotherapy courses. Her research has focused broadly on patient and therapist factors that predict psychotherapeutic change, with attention to the influence of patient expectations on treatment process and outcome. She has particular interest in how these factors influence behavior change in integrated medical settings.