Kathryn Eklund, 1LT

Kathryn Eklund, 1LT

Name: Kathryn Eklund, 1LT

Department of Primary Appointment: Medical & Clinical Psychology
Position: Lab Member - Graduate Student
Title: Third Year Graduate Student

Email: kathryn.eklund@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)

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1LT Kathryn Eklund is a third year graduate student (U.S. Army) working towards a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Kathryn attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT, where she earned a B.S. in Psychology (2012). Under the supervision of Dr. Grant Corser and Dr. Britton Mace, she conducted research on psychological control, aggression and impulsivity. Throughout college she worked at inpatient residential treatment centers for adolescent males and females as well as community centers for developmentally disabled adults. While in Utah, she enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and served three years in the 308th Multifunctional Medical Battalion as a radio operator-maintainer. Her Master’s thesis entitled, “Examination of the Gateway Hypothesis in a Rat Model” focused on the effects of nicotine use on subsequent morphine self-administration in rats. Kathryn’s research interests include women in leadership, the 172nd studying pharmacotherapies, such as ketamine, for PTSD and TBI, as well as the neurobiological factors underlying nicotine use and subsequent morphine self-administration in adolescents. Kathryn’s doctoral research will address gender and leadership. Kathryn has completed a clinical externship at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and is currently working at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.