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Michael R. Kauth, Ph.D.

Michael R. Kauth, Ph.D.

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

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

Co-Director and Associate Director for Education, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)

Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Program, Office of Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration


Phone: 713-440-4460

Phone: 713-791-1414 ext. 10328

Research Interests

  • Implementation and dissemination of educational interventions
  • Theories of sexual attraction
  • Evolutionary psychology and human sexuality


  • B.F.A., Art History, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

Awards and Activities

  • Distinguished Contribution to Education & Training Award, Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (Division 44), American Psychological Association, 2014
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award, Educational Leadership, Baylor College of Medicine, 2011
  • Major Contribution Award for Outstanding Service to the MIRECC, 2010

Dr. Kauth's PubMed Link*

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