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Samantha Patton, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



Dr. Patton completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY where her graduate research focused on emotional and physiological factors that influence symptom trajectory following trauma exposure, particularly in women. She completed her clinical internship at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System in New Orleans, LA, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory with the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program where she gained further training in the evidence-based treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid disorders. Dr. Patton is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment and specializes in treatment of PTSD, substance use disorders, and related problems. Her research interests focus on factors impacting symptom development, treatment outcomes and maintenance of treatment gains.