UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Finley, Erin P

School of Medicine
Medicine
(210) 421-7472
finleye@uthscsa.edu

Erin P. Finley, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, and a Research Investigator in the Veterans Evidence-Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center (VERDICT) at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. After earning doctoral and masters degrees from Emory University, where she was a recipient of the George W. Woodruff Graduate Research Fellowship, Dr. Finley joined UT Health as a post-doctoral fellow in Health Services Research in 2009, becoming an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in 2010 and entering her current faculty positions in 2013. She is a trained medical anthropologist with expertise in health services and implementation research, whose research has focused on posttraumatic stress disorder, Veterans? access to care, and the implementation of evidence-based practices in inpatient and outpatient settings. In 2012, she was honored with the Margaret Mead Award given jointly by the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology, for her 2011 book, Fields of Combat: Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan (Cornell University Press). In 2012-2013, she completed a fellowship with the prestigious Implementation Research Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She has been principal, co-principal, or co-investigator on studies funded by NIH, VA, Department of Defense (DoD), public-private partnerships, and the National Science Foundation, and has published widely on post-deployment health, PTSD, access to care, use of evidence-based practices, provider burnout, and program implementation. In addition to her book, Dr. Finley has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, six book chapters, and a variety of reviews and commentaries. She collaborates actively with a national network of academic and healthcare researchers, and serves as a reviewer for a variety of high-impact national and international journals (e.g., Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Traumatic Stress) and granting institutions (e.g., VA Health Services Research and Development, National Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation). She was elected to the Executive Board of the Society of Medical Anthropology in 2015.

9/2013 - Present Assistant Professor/Research University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
9/2013 - Present Assistant Professor/Research University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
9/2012 - Present Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Texas at Houston, San Antonio, TX
10/2010 - Present Investigator/Research Health Scientist South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Veterans Evidence-Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center (VERDICT), San Antonio, TX