Kelly Dixon, B.A.

Kelly Dixon

Kelly Dixon, B.A.

Ph.D. Student - Trauma Psychology

Biographical Information

Kelly Dixon, B.A., is a first year graduate student in the trauma track of the Clinical Psychology PhD program at UCCS. She earned her bachelors degree at the University of Michigan, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Gender and Health Studies. Following her undergraduate years, she was awarded an international Bonderman Fellowship and traveled to 15 countries throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans learning about disaster response and mental health resources in developing countries, international migration, and refugee trauma. She also lead research and development operations for a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable solutions (including implementation of mental health programs) within refugee camps in Northern Uganda, as well as within indigenous communities of the Hopi Nation in Arizona. Kelly hopes to pursue additional research at UCCS (and via institutional collaborations) working with diverse populations, namely refugees, targeting mechanisms of resilience in adaptation to trauma as well as culturally informed treatment adaptations for PTSD. She is passionate about finding ways to incorporate EDI values in order to enhance extant research, teaching, and clinical practices within the community at UCCS.