Kasey Claborn, PhD

Portrait of Kasey Claborn, PhD

Kasey Claborn, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr Claborn is a research scientist and licensed clinical psychologist. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr Claborn received her PhD in clinical psychology in 2013 from Oklahoma State University and completed her internship at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies where she crossed-trained in HIV and addictive behaviors at the Alcohol Research Center on HIV. Prior to joining Dell Medical School, Dr. Claborn served as a Research Scientist at Rhode Island Hospital and Assistant Professor (Research) in Psychiatry and Human Development at Brown University.

Dr Claborn’s research interests broadly focus on the syndemics of addiction and infectious disease. Specifically, her research seeks to improve clinical outcomes of vulnerable and high-risk patients through improving care coordination and communication at the systems-level and promoting health behavior change at the patient-level. She is Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded studies investigating ways to increase HIV testing, linkage to HIV/PrEP care and adherence to HIV treatment among high-risk populations, including people who use drugs and women who are incarcerated. Her work focuses on identifying gaps across the healthcare system to improve access to HIV/PrEP care and substance use treatment among vulnerable populations. She works closely with software development teams to develop innovative technology solutions to improve clinic work flows and patient outcomes. She has developed mobile solutions to improve HIV medication adherence for patients and to promote screening, referral, and coordination of care among HIV and substance use treatment providers.