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Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3940
Phone: 860-679-8572

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 DelawarePsychology
Ph.D.University of DelawareClinical Psychology

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipMedical University of South Carolina (MUSC)NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Recognized Research InnovatorMedical University of South Carolina University Research Council
Best Child Supervisor AwardMUSC Clinical Psychology Interns Class of 2014
John R. Raymond FellowshipMUSC Women Scholars Initiative
Service Award for work with the Survivor of Homicide Support GroupCharleston County Sheriff's Office
Robert Magwood, Jr. Crime Victims Service AwardMedical University of South Carolina
Outstanding Scientist-Practitioner Award, Psychology Internship ProgramMedical University of South Carolina
Competitive Research FellowshipUniversity 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.

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