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Derrecka Boykin, Ph.D.


Investigator, Behavioral Health Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Phone: 713-791-1414 x10403

Research Interests

  • Increasing access, utilization, and engagement in evidence-based treatments among trauma-exposed Veterans
  • Developing innovative, pragmatic trauma-focused interventions that incorporate nontraditional approaches (e.g., one-day workshop) and technology-based behavioral interventions


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University (NIU), DeKalb, Illinois
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University (NIU), DeKalb, Illinois
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Awards and Activities

  • Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault Fellowship, NIU, 2016-2017
  • Jeffrey T. Lunsford Minority Fellowship, NIU, 2012-2013
  • Focus on Undergraduate/Graduate Engaged Learning Scholarship, NIU, 2011-2013
  • Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholar Award, Society for Research in Childhood Development, 2011
  • Hot Metal Bridge Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2011

Dr. Boykin's PubMed Link *

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