Shannon Blakey

Research Clinical Psychologist


PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Wyoming
BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Shannon Blakey is a Research Clinical Psychologist at RTI whose research focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems, especially among military populations. In her work, she also examines co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and how they relate to self-and other-directed violence. She is an expert in psychosocial models of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression in civilian and military populations.

Dr. Blakey’s expertise includes providing evidence-based assessments, developing treatments for behavioral health concerns, and designing and implementing clinical trials. Before joining RTI, Dr. Blakey was a clinical psychology researcher within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

She is a licensed clinical psychologist in North Carolina and certified by the North Carolina Board of Psychology as a Health Services Provider, Psychologist.

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