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Patricia Hopkins

Patricia Hopkins, PhD

Dr. Patricia Hopkins graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from West Virginia University in 2018. Her dissertation research investigated how sociocultural factors like discrimination, mental health stigma, ethnic identity, and religiosity relate to anxiety outcomes in African Americans. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah where she investigated how social determinants of health relate to smoking outcomes in underserved populations. At this time, Dr. Hopkins is working on manuscripts related to mindfulness, mental health seeking, and self-efficacy in racially diverse and low socioeconomic groups. Dr. Hopkins completed a geropsychology fellowship at the Salt Lake City VA. Her long-term employment goals are to work in a setting where she can merge her interests in mentorship, research, and clinical work.