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Kerry O’Loughlin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Kerry O’Loughlin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Judge Baker Children’s Center and a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. At Judge Baker Children’s Center, Dr. O’Loughlin provides treatment to children and adolescents at the Center for Effective Child Therapy and supports research projects carried out through the Quality Care Initiative. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in English. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Vermont where she received a dual Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology. Dr. O’Loughlin completed her pre-doctoral internship in the traumatic stress track at The Charleston Consortium/The Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. O’Loughlin has worked in numerous treatment settings and has experience providing evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health difficulties. She has extensive experience providing evidence-based treatment to individuals who have endured traumatic stress. Additionally, Dr. O’Loughlin has experience engaging in community outreach and providing clinical services to individuals from diverse and traditionally underserved populations (e.g., members of the refugee community).

Dr. O’Loughlin’s program of research focuses on: 1) the psychiatric, epigenetic, and metabolic correlates of exposure to traumatic stress during childhood and, 2) the extent to which technology can be utilized to maximize the reach and receipt of evidence-based trauma treatments. Dr. O’Loughlin has authored and co-authored multiple chapters and journal articles and has presented her work at national conferences.