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Caitlyn Hood, PhD, is an assistant professor and licensed clinical psychologist in the department of psychiatry at the University of Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston (psychology - 2014), a Master of Science from the University of Kentucky (clinical psychology - 2019), and a PhD from the University of Kentucky (clinical psychology – 2022). She completed her clinical psychology internship at the Charleston Consortium—housed within the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center—and specialized in evidence-based approaches to treating traumatic stress.

Her research centers around increasing access to evidence-based treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Her work aims to bridge the gap between what we know works from research studies and what actually happens in clinical and community practice by using novel treatment delivery models. She is currently serving as the Project Director of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), a $36 million SAMHSA-funded grant awarded to the Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. 

For a list of Dr. Hood’s publications, please visit her Google Scholar page.