• Portrait of Maia Kredentser
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Clinical Health Psychology
    PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4

    Phone: 204-787-7424

Research themes

  • Adjustment to illness
  • Health psychology and behavioural medicine
  • Mental health interventions in physical illness

Research interests

  • Interventions to prevent and treat mental health problems associated with critical illness/intensive care
  • Treatment of depression and anxiety in inflammatory bowel disease

Research affiliations

Research clinical psychologist, IBD Clinical and Research Centre, University of Manitoba ibdmanitoba.org


  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intensive care
  • Palliative care
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder

Research summary

The goal of Dr. Kredentser’s research is to improve mental health and quality of life in people with physical illness and their caregivers.

This has included interventions to prevent adverse mental health outcomes in ICU patients and families, such as ICU diaries, and use of technology to support virtual visitation during COVID-19; online intervention for depression and anxiety in inflammatory bowel disease; population-based studies examining mental health sequelae of critical illness and physical health outcomes in those with schizophrenia; and dignity-conserving care at the end of life.


Dr. Kredentser is an assistant professor and clinical psychologist in clinical health psychology at the University of Manitoba. She is based at the Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Kredentser is published in the research area of behavioural medicine including post-ICU mental health, mental health in IBD, and dignity at the end of life.


  • PhD, clinical psychology, University of Manitoba (2019)
  • Pre-doctoral residency in clinical psychology, department of clinical health psychology, University of Manitoba (2019)
  • Master of science, Queen’s University (2010)
  • Bachelor of arts (hons), University of Manitoba (2007)


Department of Clinical Health Psychology Early Career Award, University of Manitoba (2020)



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Clinical Health Psychology
PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada