Katherine Elkington, Ph.D.
Investigator, Intervention Science Core
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Katherine Elkington, Ph.D., is a licensed NYS clinical psychologist, an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University and a Research Scientist and Training Director at the HIV Center. She is also an investigator with the HIV Center's Intervention Science Core.
Dr. Elkington’s research has focused on examining individual, familial and structural correlates of HIV/STI and risk behaviors in high risk adolescents, including youth in psychiatric treatment, youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and youth perinatally infected with HIV She has also published on the relationship between MI-related stigma and HIV risk behaviors among adults with SMI in both US and Brazilian samples, and among adolescents in psychiatric outpatient treatment in the US. In addition, her work focuses on developing and evaluating the efficacy of HIV/STI prevention interventions for vulnerable populations. Currently, as part of her K01 Career Development Award, Dr. Elkington is the developing and pilot testing a family-based HIV/STI prevention intervention for youth aged 13-16 years of age who are on probation. She is also an Investigator on a grant to adapt and pilot-test an existing family-based HIV/STI prevention intervention for youth who are receiving substance abuse treatment. Dr. Elkington has clinical experience working with urban adolescents with a variety of psychiatric and substance use disorders and their families.
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