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Assistant Dean for Preclinical Sciences

Ryan LandollThe Assistant Dean for Preclinical Sciences (ADPS) directs the academic support program, providing services that address specific academic needs of the students. Services under this program range from time management and study skills training to developing an organized approach to preparation for United States Medical Licensure Examinations. The ADPS also serves as a liaison between students and module directors, and in this role is responsible for monitoring the academic progress of students in the Pre-Clerkship curriculum and for understanding and voicing student issues to faculty members. In keeping with the priorities of the Office for Student Affairs, the ADPS's primary concern is the quality of student life, and as such the ADPS’s duties and responsibilities reflect current student issues and needs. The ADPS also directs the student activities program and coordinates the administration of various student support programs (i.e., Host, Sponsor, Orientation, and Awards) which fall under Student Affairs.

Ryan R Landoll, Ph.D., ABPP, Major, Air Force is the Assistant Dean for Preclinical Sciences at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Ryan R. Landoll is the Assistant Dean for Preclinical Sciences in the Office for Student Affairs at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Medical and Clinical Psychology at USU. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Community Psychology at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Dr. Landoll earned his B.S. in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and subsequently received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Landoll completed his Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic at Joint Base Andrews, MD. He is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and a Department of Defense Internal Behavioral Health Consultant Expert Trainer.

Prior to being stationed at USU, Dr. Landoll held several positions within the 20th Medical Group at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC. He served as the Chief, Mental Health Clinic, and the Behavioral Health Optimization Program Manager. He has also deployed as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Psychologist at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom's Sentinel. 

Dr. Landoll's research interest span several areas in child, pediatric, and health psychology. He has over 60 publications and presentations on these topics, as well as areas including school mental health and supervision of clinical assessment. His research broadly focuses on two main topic areas: primary care behavioral health, and adolescent peer relationships (i.e., romantic relationships, friendships, and peer victimization, including cyber victimization) and internalizing disorders (i.e., social anxiety, depression). He is a member of the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Collaborative on Healthy Parenting in Primary Care, the Society for Military Psychology and the Society of Pediatric Psychology. He is the Chair for the Society for Military Psychology's Early Career Psychologist Committee and the society's 2019 Program Chair for the American Psychological Association annual convention.