Debra Kaysen, Ph.D.
Depression Therapy Research Endowed Professorship
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health
Dr. Kaysen received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2003. Her research is situated at the interface of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addictions, and includes both etiologic and prevention/treatment-oriented studies. Dr. Kaysen conducts research across a variety of trauma exposed populations including active duty military, veterans, lesbian and bisexual women, torture survivors, and sexual assault survivors. She has been involved with international research projects adapting treatments for PTSD for low and medium resource settings such as for torture survivors in Iraq, and for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She also trains therapists across the U.S. and internationally in empirically supported treatment of PTSD. Dr. Kaysen sees patients at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and its Roosevelt Clinic.
Learn more about:
- The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Dr. Kaysen and the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB)
If you’re interested in this field, please consider making a gift to this fund through the UW Foundation.