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Andra Tharp

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Andra Teten Tharp received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Arizona and her M.A. and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon. She completed her predoctoral psychology internship in New Mexico, where she provided mental health assessment and treatment at a community hospital, women’s prison, substance abuse treatment center for Native American adolescents, and at a VA Medical Center. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine. She is currently a health scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she leads a dating violence prevention initiative. Dr. Tharp’s research interests include sexual and teen dating violence prevention. She has over 40 publications on trauma and violence-related topics, has made numerous presentations at international, national, state or local conferences or meetings, and has received many awards for her work in violence prevention. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist in Texas and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.