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Sarah Wilson, PhD

Sarah Wilson, PhD

Dr. Sarah M. Wilson (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. She is also an Investigator at the VA Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation and a practicing clinical psychologist at the Durham VA Health Care System. Dr. Wilson's research focuses on testing and implementation of interventions for substance use, psychological symptoms, and health behavior change in at-risk populations, including low-income individuals, sexual and gender minorities, and racial/ethnic minorities. She is currently funded on a 5-year VA HSR&D Career Development Award, IK2 HX002398, "A Personalized mHealth Approach to Smoking Cessation for Veterans Living with HIV."


I started working at the VA as a post-baccalaureate research assistant in 2006. I chose to return to the VA after graduate school because of my commitment to serving a diverse population of Veterans. I deeply believe in the mission of the VA, and it brings me joy to work to improve the health and lives of Veterans.


  • PhD, Duke University, Clinical Psychology, 2015


  • Health equity
  • Implementation science
  • Mental health/substance use

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