Christina Escuder, PsyD

  • Health Psychology


Dr. Christina Escuder earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Health Psychology from Albizu University. She completed several clinical experiences including those in Transplant and Consultation Liaison (CL) Psychology prior to obtaining an American
Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI followed by an APPIC accredited fellowship in Madison, WI at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) where she obtained further specialization in transplant, weight management services, and CL Psychology. As an early career psychologist she focused on the continuum of care within cardiopulmonary transplant patients and CL services for patients under the care of advanced pulmonary and advanced heart failure teams.

Dr. Escuder is listed in the National register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and is a member of the APA Division 38: Society for Health Psychology and Academy of Consultation-Liaison: Transplant Psychiatry. She brings with her experience across organ systems Dr. Escuder approaches evaluation and psychotherapy incorporates a number of evidenced based techniques which primarily include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapies, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Psychiatry

Practice locations

  • Interior of the Pleasant T. Rowland Transplant Clinic at University Hospital
    Interior of the Pleasant T. Rowland Transplant Clinic at University Hospital
    University HospitalTransplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 262-5420
    • Closed now
    • The Pleasant T. Rowland Transplant Clinic is home to all adult transplant services provided by the UW Health Transplant Center. Since completing its first kidney transplant 1966, the UW Health Transplant Center is considered one of the oldest, largest and most successful in the country.

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Education & credentials

  • Albizu University, Miami, FL
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Research and publications

Dr. Escuder’s research interests include health literacy, acute and chronic adjustment to illness/injury, and the psychological impact on transplant wellness and outcomes.