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Amanda Sawyer

Amanda Sawyer

Biobehavioral Research Scientist

Amanda Sawyer


Dr. Amanda Sawyer is a Research Scientist at the AdventHealth Center for Whole-Person Research. Amanda earned a doctoral degree in Public Affairs with a focus in Governance and Public Policy from the University of Central Florida. She also earned a master’s degree in International Affairs with a focus in Public Administration from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She has a background in psychology with specific research expertise in psychoeducational interventions to improve whole-person health and secondary data analysis on multi-level impacts on tobacco use. She is currently the principal investigator on interventional studies to improve mental well-being among clinicians.

Associated Clinical Trials


Icon for trial | RISE RCT

The purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to determine whether the RISE Program - an 8 session interactive program for nurses - has a significant impact on nurses’ resilience, insight, self-compassion, and empowe ...


Icon for trial | RN RISE Pilot

This pilot study includes group education and counseling for critical care nurses. The nurses will participate in a one-day resilience training followed by 8 group sessions intended to reflect on resilience, insight, self ...