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Implementation Science for Equity-Related Mental Health Research

Sarah M. Wilson, PhD
Thursday, March 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sarah M. Wilson, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Sarah M. Wilson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Population Health Sciences and a faculty affiliation in the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research. She is also an Investigator at the VA Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation and a practicing clinical psychologist at the Durham VA Health Care System. She serves as the Co-Lead of the Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program, the LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator for the Durham VA Health Care System, and the Associate Director of the Duke Center for AIDS Research Social and Behavioral Sciences Core.

Dr. Wilson's research focuses on testing and implementation of interventions for substance use, psychological symptoms, and health behavior change in populations who experience systemic oppression, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), low-income individuals, and sexual and gender minorities. Her clinical work focuses on mental health care for patients with comorbid mental health concerns and stress due to systemic oppression, as well as training for health care professionals on LGBTQ-affirmative care.

Dr. Wilson has expertise in health equity, social determinants of health, community engagement, intervention development, and implementation science. She is currently funded on a 5-year VA HSR&D Career Development Award, IK2 HX002398, "A Personalized mHealth Approach to Smoking Cessation for Veterans Living with HIV."

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Contact: Cathy Lefebvre