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Suzannah K. Creech, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Texas A&M University


Fellowship, PTSD
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Clinical Psychology Training Consortium

Fellowship, Clinical Research
VA Boston Healthcare System


Suzannah K. Creech, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the assistant dean of research at Dell Medical School. She is also a research psychologist for the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

A 2001 graduate of the psychology honors program at The University of Texas at Austin, Creech received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Texas A&M University in 2008. There, she worked in an applied human psychophysiology laboratory, where she examined the influence of trauma exposure on pain perception.

After completing a specialty clinical internship focused on post-traumatic stress disorder and women’s issues, she completed a PTSD treatment fellowship at the Brown Alpert Medical School psychology training consortium. Afterward, she completed a fellowship in PTSD research at the Boston VA. Creech was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Brown Medical School before joining Dell Med.

Creech’s research program is focused on prevention of interpersonal violence and its consequences in populations exposed to trauma and understanding the role of interpersonal and family factors in mental health treatment and illness trajectories. Creech’s research is applied in nature, consistently includes treatment development and outcomes testing, and has employed efficacy, effectiveness and implementation designs.

Creech has completed specialty clinical training in evidence-based treatment for PTSD, is a graduate fellow of the National Institutes of Health summer institute on clinical trials, and has completed a rigorous qualitative research methods course at the Brown University School of Public Health (from 2012 to 2015). Her work has been funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.

Professional Affiliations
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
    Co-Chair, Gender & Trauma Special Interest Group, 2017-2019
  • Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies
Awards & Honors
  • Career Development Award
    VHA VISN 1, 2012
  • Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship
    National Register, 2009
  • Norwood VA Outstanding Research Paper Award
    Georgia Health Sciences University, 2008
  • Student Research Week: Interdisciplinary Research Award
    Texas A&M University, 2006