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Katherine Streeter Wright, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise: Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Pain, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology
Research Interests: Program implementation and evaluation; Patient-provider communication; Addiction and health behavior change
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Katherine Wright, M.D., is a rehabilitation psychologist with expertise in psychological management of acute and chronic pain, addiction and health behavior change.
Using motivational enhancement strategies and practicing from a biopsychosocial perspective, she treats patients by facilitating adjustment to injury and disability, coping with hospitalization, managing acute pain, assessing for reactions to trauma and providing behavioral management support.
Dr. Wright received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in clinical psychology and behavioral medicine. She completed her psychology residency and postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation psychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, where she worked as part of multidisciplinary teams and provided assessments and interventions to patients with traumatic injuries or neurological conditions.
- Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Harborview Medical Center (2016)
Research & Publications
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Giudice EL, Lewin LO, Welsh C, Crouch TB, Wright KS, Delahanty J, DiClemente CC. Online Versus In-Person Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Training in Pediatrics Residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Mar;7(1):53-8. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-14-00367.1. PMID: 26217423
Williams AA, Wright KS. Engaging families through motivational interviewing. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Oct;61(5):907-21. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2014.06.014. Review. PMID: 25242705
Welsh C, Earley K, Delahanty J, Wright KS, Berens T, Williams AA, Barnett B, DiClemente CC. Residents' knowledge of standard drink equivalents: implications for screening and brief intervention for at-risk alcohol use. Am J Addict. 2014 Mar-Apr;23(2):194-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.12080.x. PMID: 24112850
Activities & Honors
- 2016 Sunil K. Sengupta VA Student Research Travel Award, American Psychological Association, 2016
- The Joan C. Martin, Ph.D. Award, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2015
- American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate, 2012
Division 22: Rehabilitation Psychology | Division 38: Health Psychology
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2013
- Maryland Psychological Association, 2009 - 2014
Graduate Student Affiliate