Dr. Chermaine L. Tyler is an Assistant Professor and Psychologist  at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.  Dr. Tyler joined The Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2019 and practices at the UT Physicians Family Medicine Clinic – Texas Medical Center.  She is board certified by Texas State Board of Examiners for Psychologists.

Dr. Chermaine Tyler received her Ph.D. in 2003 and trained in the research practitioner model of psychology. Dr. Tyler has practiced psychology for over a decade, both as a clinician and a researcher. Dr. Tyler tailors treatments based on the individual needs of each patient and emphasizes research-proven strategies for managing disorders. She sees patients of all ages. Her goal is to help patients return to a healthier lifestyle by gaining skills to manage emotional distress.

Dr. Tyler’s research has focused on behavioral weight management strategies and quality of life. Specifically, her research assessed the psycho-social correlates of overweight in childhood. She maintains a research interest in the connection between physical health and psychological diagnoses. She also collaborates on projects with physician colleagues to enhance delivery of behavioral health care for primary care patients. This includes determining best practices for training physicians to deliver behavioral interventions. Additionally, she is pursuing research to understand factors associated with wellbeing for healthcare professionals.


Doctorate of Philosophy
Clinical Psychology, The University of Memphis, Department of Psychology, Memphis, TN 2003
Masters of Science
Psychology, The University of Memphis, Department of Psychology, Memphis, TN 2001
Internship - Pediatric Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2002 - 2003

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Health psychology
Behavioral weight management
Adjustment to illness
Cognitive behavioral interventions
Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Anxiety disorders
Quality of life research