Kelly Gilrain, PhD


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Director, Psychological Services
  • Director, Behavioral Medicine
  • Clinical Health Psychologist, Hospital Medicine

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Psychology

Professional Type

Cooper Independent Licensed Practitioner



About Me

Dr. Gilrain has worked in health psychology for the past 15 years within the following areas: somatic/conversion disorders, in particular PNES at Jefferson University Hospital, Temple’s cardiac transplant unit and burn unit and at Pennsylvania Hospital in the Consultation-Liaison Service. She has completed training and evaluations at various neuropsychology clinics on the Philadelphia area focused on both health and forensic concerns. Her interests lie in chronic medical issues, end of life concerns, death and dying, trauma, behavioral medicine program development and provider wellness.

She has taught psychology and humanities courses in college and universities in the New York and Philadelphia area over the past 24 years. She holds academic professorships at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University (CMSRU) as well as Rowan University.

She has been with Cooper since 2010 and developed and implemented the Consultation-Liaison Service at Cooper University Hospital under the Department of Hospital Medicine. She has supervised psychology externs since 2010 and has presented at national conferences with Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) discussing ways to further health psychology programs and training in academic medical centers. She and her team have a robust externship program and are in process of seeking an APA-accredited psychology internship program as well.

Office Locations

Hospital Medicine

One Cooper Plaza
(for GPS use 246 S 6th St)
Camden, NJ 08103
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Graduate SchoolPhD, Clinical Psychology - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate SchoolMA, Psychology - Hunter College, New York, NY
InternshipClinical Psychology - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
ResidencyHealth Psychology - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Special Interests

Chronic medical issues, end of life concerns, death and dying, trauma, behavioral medicine program development, and provider wellness.


  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine

Selected Works

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