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Paul Geiger

Research Clinical Psychologist


PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky
Graduate Certificate, Gerontology, University of Kentucky
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky
BA, Psychology, Duke University

Paul Geiger, PhD, is a Research Clinical Psychologist with expertise in transdiagnostic emotion dysregulation across clinical constructs, including impulsivity, suicidality, chronic pain, serious mental illness—including borderline personality disorder—and complex trauma such as child trafficking.

Dr. Geiger is the Associate Project Director of Analysis and Reporting for the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). He oversees statistical operations, data processing, data analysis, reporting, and methodological analyses. In addition, Dr. Geiger is the Lead Supervisor of Clinical Interviewers on the Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study (MDPS) and serves on the MDPS analysis and reporting team.

Prior activities at RTI include project management, data analysis, and reporting on contracts and cooperative agreements with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.

Before joining RTI, Dr. Geiger completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s National Institutes of Health-funded T32 program in the field of reproductive mood disorders. Dr. Geiger has worked in a variety of clinical settings throughout his career, including full model dialectical behavioral therapy, chronic pain, VA Medical Center outpatient clinics, and perinatal psychiatry inpatient units.  

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