Please join us in congratulating Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon (Assistant Professor | Psychological and Brain Sciences) on her selection for the 2018 Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award. This award, presented by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, is named after Judy E. Hall, PhD, the Executive Officer of the National Register from 1990 to 2013. The award recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than ten years of postdoctoral experience, and the associated $2,500 stipend supports a project that advances the mission, vision, and values of the National Register.
In 2016, Dixon-Gordon served as an ISSR Scholar, a program of the Institute for Social Science Research which supports social science faculty from across the university to build new directions in their research programs. She used her tenure as Scholar to develop several large grant proposals to extend her research identifying cognitive-affective processes as predictors of treatment response in dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Dixon-Gordon’s work focuses on the cognitive and affective processes underlying psychopathology, particularly borderline personality disorder, and its treatment.
Dr. Dixon-Gordon was selected for the Hall award based on both her exceptional achievements as an ECP and her plan to use the $2,500 award stipend to better understand the gap between patients who need care and those who receive it by focusing on care provision of patients with psychological and substance use disorders in emergency departments.