Christopher M Haymaker, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Christopher Haymaker, PhD, is a medical science educator in the Department of Medical Education at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio.
Prior to coming to WMed, Dr. Haymaker was part of the behavioral science faculty of the Northeast Iowa Medical Foundation in Waterloo, Iowa, where he was responsible for the management and development of the behavioral health curriculum for the family practice residency. He was active with Iowa's Community Teaching Scholars, a medical teaching collaborative that develops best practices for teaching medical students and residents within the state.
Dr. Haymaker's research interests include primary care behavioral health, lifestyle medicine, health inequities, and mindfulness.
Education and Training
- Predoctoral Internship 1999, Miami University-Oxford
- PhD 1999, Clinical Psychology, Miami University-Oxford
- MA 1997, Psychology, Miami University-Oxford
- BS 1992, Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Haymaker C., Cadick A., Seavey A. Integrating social class and privilege in the community medicine curriculum International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 2017;52(3):228-235.
Bane C.M.H., Haymaker C.M.B., Zinchuk J. Social support as a moderator of the big-fish-in-a-little-pond effect in online self-help support groups Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. 2005;10(4):239-261.
- Lifestyle medicine exposure experience: health coaching for residents' wellness. Haymaker CM, Cassidy R, Hickey G, The 40th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 09/2019
- Cognitive bias in medical decision making -- teaching utilizing a morbidity and mortality format. Cadick A, Haymaker CM, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 2019 Annual Spring Conference, Toronto, Canada, 04/2019
- Team work: developing curriculum for appropriate use of the extended care team. Haymaker CM, O'Brien E, Cassidy R, The 39th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 10/2018
- Helping the grieving healer: strategies for assisting with physician grief. Cadick A, Haymaker CM, Barclay M, The 39th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 10/2018
- Iterative redesign of chemical dependency rotation to update resources and increase reflection. Haymaker CM, Society for Teachers in Family Medicine 2016 Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 05/2016
- Using the King-Devick test to evaluate shift work cognitive function during a family medicine inpatient shift. Khaper B, Al-Selmie E, Roise A, Haymaker CM, Society for Teachers in Family Medicine 2016 Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 05/2016