Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Jenna L. McCauley, Ph.D.
(843) 792-3922 phone
(843) 792-4817 fax
Dr. Jenna McCauley is currently an Instructor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC). Dr. McCauley completed her undergraduate coursework in psychology in 2003 at the University of Georgia. In addition, she earned both her M.S. (2006) and Ph.D. (2008) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. McCauley completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship (2006-2007) and subsequent 2-year, NIMH-supported Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2008-2010) in Clinical Psychology at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program at MUSC, and joined the NCVC faculty in July, 2010. To date, Dr. McCauley’s program of research has focused broadly on the intersection of trauma and substance misuse and the application of web-based technology to disseminate empirically-based interventions in these domains. More specifically, Dr. McCauley is interested in the identification of sexual assault risk factors and biopsychosocial risk pathways amenable to change (like risky substance use), and the incorporation of this mechanistic research into the design and evaluation of sexual assault risk reduction intervention programs. To this end, Dr. McCauley currently has a Career Development Award Application (K23) under review by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Further, Dr. McCauley is actively involved as Co-Investigator in several on-going grant-funded projects, including web-based self-help platforms targeting adult victims of natural disaster (NIMH 1R34 MH 077149; PI: Ruggiero), prevention of HIV among adolescent minorities (SAMHSA 1U79SP015156; PI: Danielson), and adolescent victims of natural disasters and their parents (NIMH 1R01 MH 081056; PI: Ruggiero), as well as a pilot project examining the initial usability, feasibility, and utility of a web-based prescription opiate misuse intervention (NIDA; PI: Brady).
Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Traumatic Stress, Substance Abse, Web-Based Intervention, Interpersonal Violence