Joel Guarna, PhD

Outpatient Education Coordinator

Joel Guarna earned his PhD in psychology from Bowling Green State University. He completed his training at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology and postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He was a staff psychologist in the VA Boston system before relocating to Maine. Dr. Guarna has been affiliated with MMC since 2016. He is currently the Behavioral Health Faculty Lead for the MMC Family Medicine Residency Program. In that role, he develops the behavioral health curriculum and provides specific training on topics related to behavior medicine.

As iPACE™ Outpatient Education Coordinator, Dr. Guarna is helping the research team apply and disseminate the iPACE™ model to outpatient settings.