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Liz Arnold, Ph.D., LCSW, is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Arnold earned her doctoral degree in social work at Florida State University. She also has a masters’ degree in social work from the University of Georgia. A licensed clinical social worker and researcher, she joined the UK Faculty in 2023. Dr. Arnold’s work primarily focuses on behavioral intervention clinical trials on mental health, HIV prevention and treatment, substance use, and suicide prevention with adolescents and young adults. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a large clinical effectiveness study focused on brief suicide prevention interventions for young adults recruited from primary care settings funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She was previously a study investigator with ATN CARES through the University of California at Los Angeles, a project of The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) funded by NICHD that aimed to defeat the HIV epidemic among adolescents and young adults in the United States. Her research has been funded by PCORI, the NIH, private foundations, and governmental agencies.