UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Dondanville, Katherine A.

School of Medicine

Katherine Dondanville, Psy.D., ABPP, is an Assistant Professor and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Dondanville is the Director of Research for the Fort Hood Site of the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (CAP). The STRONG STAR Consortium at Fort Hood is the largest center for clinical trials in the Department of Defense (DoD) targeting PTSD and related conditions. The Health Science Center?s STRONG STAR Clinic at Fort Hood is embedded within the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, which provides comprehensive care to approximately 140,000 beneficiaries, including active duty military, their family members, and retirees. Dr. Dondanville oversees 28 faculty and staff in the delivery and evaluation of clinical intervention research for combat-related PTSD and related conditions in collaboration with some of the world?s leading clinical experts. Dr. Dondanville and her clinical team have delivered cutting edge treatment and assessment for over 1500 service members in the STRONG STAR clinic at Ft Hood. In her role, Dr. Dondanville provides administrative and clinical service to clinical research trials.

In 2016, Dr. Dondanville received the Presidential Award for Clinical Excellence. She also serves as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, clinical supervisor for postdoctoral fellows, and co-investigator for the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. She earned a master?s and doctoral degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Dondanville is a National Trainer and Consultant in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.

Dr. Dondanville serves as a clinical supervisor and mentor for postdoctoral fellows and masters-level staff. She is also actively involved in the professional development and mentorship of postgraduate research associates who are seeking admission into doctoral degree programs. Dr. Dondanville?s research focus is on improving access to and the delivery of evidence-based treatments. Specifically, she is interested in examining patient and provider factors that may prevent patients from engaging in evidence-based treatments.

9/2017 - Present Associate Professor/Research The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX