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Sarah M. Wilson, PhD – Career Development Awardee

Sarah M. Wilson, PhD Sarah M. Wilson, PhD
Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
Durham, NC 


Sarah M. Wilson, PhD, is a health services researcher at the VA Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, and a Consulting Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. She received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University in 2015, and completed a doctoral clinical internship at VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division. Dr. Wilson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and practices as a mental health provider in the Mental Health Clinic at the Durham VA Health Care System. Dr. Wilson's research focuses on strategies for implementing mental health and substance use disorder treatment for at-risk populations, including the use of mobile health and telehealth to address barriers to treatment access and implementation. She also has a research background in sociocultural determinants of health and health disparities. Dr. Wilson is a current Fellow in the Implementation Research Institute at Washington University in St. Louis (2018-2020), and is also a current Fellow in the Brown University Clinical and Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (2018-2020). In 2018, Dr. Wilson received a VA HSR&D Career Development Award to support her research, which uses mobile health technology to adapt efficacious smoking cessation practices to a Veteran-centered HIV clinical context.

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