Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D.
Family Services Research Center
(843) 876-1036 phone
(843) 876-1808 fax
Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Family Services Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware in 2009. She completed an NIMH-funded clinical internship and post-doctoral research fellowship at MUSC’s National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. Dr. Zajac's research interests focus broadly on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based interventions for mental health and substance abuse problems among high-risk youth. She currently has a Career Development Award through MUSC’s NIDA K12 program to pursue a project aimed at developing and evaluating an integrated treatment for substance abuse and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among criminal justice-involved young adults. In 2013, Dr. Zajac received the American Psychological Foundation Pearson Early Career grant to develop and evaluate a vocational workbook for use in outpatient mental health settings with young adults diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
|Clinical and/or Research Expertise|
child and adolescent PTSD, traumatic stress, substance abuse