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Laura E. Watkins, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Psychologist
Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

Phone: 404-778-2658

Fax: 404-727-3700



Laura Watkins received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and completed her internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Consortium in Jackson, MS. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Clinical Neurosciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at West Haven VA Medical Center prior to joining Emory. Clinically, Dr. Watkins specializes in providing evidence-based treatments for PTSD, substance use, and related problems. Her research interests broadly focus on characterizing associations between PTSD, substance use, and interpersonal aggression, with the ultimate goal of improving interventions.