Ashley Clausen, PhD
Duke University/Durham VAMC
Dr. Ashley Clausen, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in the Morey lab, funded through the Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center Advanced Allied Health Fellowship program. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell College, and her master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Tulsa and Laureate Institute for Brain Research. She completed her clinical residency at the Durham VA Healthcare System with an emphasis is trauma treatment and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Clausen’s research has primarily focused on the neurobiology, brain function and treatment of PTSD in trauma exposed populations. Her thesis and dissertation examined the intersecting relationships with combat-PTSD, cardiovascular health and brain morphology, highlighting the impact that combat may have on endothelial function in relatively young OIF/OEF veterans. In the Morey Lab, her work continues to investigate the relationships between combat exposure, and mental, neurologic and physical health in order to better understand the impact of trauma exposure in veteran populations and to optimize psychological treatments to reduce the impact of trauma-exposure on physical health. Dr. Clausen has been a member of ADAA since 2012 and was a CDLP – Basic Neuroscience Track recipient in 2017. She became the co-vice chair of the Early Career SIG in 2018 and is looking forward to continued engagement in the ADAA community!
Krystal Lewis, PhD
Dr. Krystal M. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health where she works with Dr. Daniel Pine and the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience (SDAN). She received her PhD from Virginia Tech and completed her undergraduate degree at Lincoln University. Dr. Lewis has worked extensively with anxious children and adolescents, providing evidence-based treatments as well as preventative interventions. She enjoys working with local schools and disseminating information on youth mental health. In addition, Dr. Lewis has contributed to various research projects and considers herself a clinical researcher. Her research at NIH focuses on identifying mechanisms, such as self-efficacy, which impact the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with anxious youth. In addition, she has a small private practice in Chevy Chase, MD. Dr. Lewis is currently the co-chair for the Child and Adolescent SIG and vice-chair for the Early Career Professionals and Students SIG.
Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC
Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC, has worked in mental health since 2011 and currently has a private practice in the Washington, D.C. area. Stephanie received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and spent more than a year interning at Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services’ Partial Hospitalization Program in Rockville, Maryland before joining a private practice in the Baltimore area. Prior to entering the world of mental health, Stephanie worked as a political reporter in Washington, D.C. This role afforded her the opportunity to hone her interviewing and questioning style, as well as her ability to listen and respond to others, while processing information. These skills have been invaluable in Stephanie’s work in mental health. Stephanie has participated in an advanced forum through the IOCDF’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute and has taken part in ADAA’s Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Award Program. Currently, she is the chair of ADAA’s Early Career Professionals and Students Special Interest Group.