Introducing Our New SSW ATTC Co-Director
SSW ATTC is pleased to introduce Kasey Claborn, Ph.D. as our new Co-Director as of September 1, 2022. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team, as well as in leadership of the Addiction Research Institute, where SSW ATTC resides at the University of Texas Austin.
Dr. Claborn is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Social Work and Psychiatry at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the Steve Hicks Fellow of Addiction and Recovery Services and Director for the Addictions Research Institute. Dr. Claborn is the Principal Investigator for several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. To date, she has received over $11.2 million dollars in external funding for her research. Dr. Claborn’s research focuses on improving the addiction system of care through community based participatory research methods and system science. She has expertise in designing and building digital ecosystems to improve care coordination and community overdose prevention efforts. In 2021, Dr. Claborn received an international award from Google for her work developing a digital platform to improve data collection and inform real-time response among harm reduction organizations in Texas. She has built strong multisectoral partnerships to advance community-level, coordinated overdose response efforts. Dr. Claborn’s current work seeks to use innovative methods to combine traditional and non-traditional overdose surveillance methods to inform data-driven community response.