Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Ph.D.
Dr. Elizabeth J. Letourneau received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988 and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1995. Dr. Letourneau specilizes in interventions for youth who engage in risky behaviors (e.g., youth with HIV who engage in unprotected sex, youth with sexual behavior problems). She has ongoing studies funded by the National Instutite of Mental Health and the National Institute of Drug Abuse examining the efficacy of novel interventions that target youth risk behaviors. Dr. Letourneau also conducts research on the effects of criminal justice policies that target sex offfending, with projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Justice, and the National Science Foundation.
Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Sex Offending, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Sex Offending, HIV Medication Adherence, MST, Sexual Risk Reduction