Ursula C.D. Brandt, Ph.D.
1928 ∼ 2017
Ursula C.D. Brandt, Ph.D, passed away on December 22,
2017. She was 89 years old, and was the wife of James Killalea who predeceased her in 2014.
Dr Brandt was born in Hamburg, Germany, the daughter of Paul Jurgen Brandt and Anna (Thompson) Brandt. She received her Diploma in Psychology at the University of Kiel, and her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Bonn. She came to the U.S. in 1969 and worked at the Public Health Service in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Later, she was a research scientist in military medicine, and worked with HIV patients at the National Navy Medical Center in Bethesda, and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr Brandt worked as a medical psychologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, and was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. She was a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the International Society of Psychooncology.
She was the author of numerous medical reports, papers and reviews, dealing predominantly with psychological issues in treating patients with HIV and patients with cancer.
Ursula leaves a cousin, Klaus Holst, of Hamburg, a godson, Klaus Krieger of Hamburg, her husband's nephew James Sullivan of Hudson, NH and close friends Mark Lazzari, Marian Scolles, Carole and Kevin McCarey, Betsy Duarte and Stephanie Wall, MD, all of Cotuit. She also leaves her beloved poodle Georgeanna, now adopted by the McCareys.
She was a member of the Osterville Garden Club, the Trumps Bridge Club, and had been a trustee of the Cotuit Library.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Cotuit Library, 871 Main St, PO Box 648,
Cotuit, MA 02635.
A gathering in remembrance will be held at a later date.
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