Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Kristyn Zajac is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Calhoun Cardiology Center, Behavioral Cardiovascular Prevention Division, and Department of Medicine at UConn Health. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware and completed an NIMH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. Prior to her appointment at UConn Health, she was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC’s Family Services Research Center and the director of MUSC’s Adolescent and Family Services clinic.
|M.A.||University of Delaware||Psychology|
|Ph.D.||University of Delaware||Clinical Psychology|
|Fellowship||Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)||NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Recognized Research Innovator||Medical University of South Carolina University Research Council|
|Best Child Supervisor Award||MUSC Clinical Psychology Interns Class of 2014|
|John R. Raymond Fellowship||MUSC Women Scholars Initiative|
|Service Award for work with the Survivor of Homicide Support Group||Charleston County Sheriff's Office|
|Robert Magwood, Jr. Crime Victims Service Award||Medical University of South Carolina|
|Outstanding Scientist-Practitioner Award, Psychology Internship Program||Medical University of South Carolina|
|Competitive Research Fellowship||University of Delaware|
Dr. Zajac’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions for substance abuse and mental health disorders among high-risk adolescents and young adults. She currently has a career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study treatments for co-occurring substance abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder among young adults. Her work has also been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Psychological Foundation.