Megan Kirouac, Ph.D

mkirouacResearch Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of New Mexico 2018
Areas of Expertise
Harm Reduction
Empirically supported treatments for individuals with co-occurring Substance Use Disorders and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Measurement development
Primary Research Area

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has spent my career conducting research on substance use disorder and treating veterans who experience Substance Use Disorders and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. To this end, I have been working since my undergraduate training on research to inform our understanding of addictive behavior and empirically supported treatments. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, I assisted on numerous research projects with a variety of populations ranging from trials of brief, online interventions for college students who engaged in heavy episodic drinking to a housing first intervention for formerly chronically unhoused individuals with alcohol use disorder. In my graduate training at the University of New Mexico, I received training in mindfulness-based and acceptance-based interventions for substance use disorder, and I have spent the last 5 years of my career implementing evidence-based treatments for substance use disorder and co-occurring conditions at the VA Puget Sound and New Mexico VA Health Care Systems. Most recently, I have served as a Clinical Psychologist at the New Mexico VA as a clinical team member of the outpatient PTSD clinical team as the PTSD+SUD specialist for the facility, the PTSD Consult Champion, and the Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder Liaison. I also have received VA certification in providing Prolonged Exposure and VA Telehealth Services through VA Video Connect. Throughout my career, I have specialized in person-centered care, project management, and dissemination and implementation activities.

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  • Exploring clinically useful definitions of treatment success for individuals with alcohol use disorder (NIAAA: F31 AA024959-01)