Allyson Bontempo's interests and research focus on improving patient experience. Her work targets three areas crucial to patient experience: diagnostic delay, the patient-clinician relationship, and patient support networks including online communities. Her work seeks to better understand how patient relationships with clinicians work in concert with patients' broader support networks outside of the healthcare system to shape the patient experience, particularly around issues of diagnosis. Her most recent work focuses on patients with endometriosis. Bontempo's faculty advisor is Lisa Mikesell.
Nova Southeastern University
40 credits toward Ph.D., Clinical psychology
Sacred Heart University
B.S., Psychology, English