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Juesta M. Caddell

Senior Research Clinical Psychologist

Juesta Caddell, PhD, has more than 20 years' experience in designing and conducting mental health, behavioral medicine, and substance abuse research. Dr. Caddell has been a direct service provider to psychiatric patients and behavioral medicine patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has particular expertise in the areas of trauma-related psychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders. Dr. Caddell is proficient in conducting and interpreting a variety of standardized psychological assessment instruments and in developing clinical research and survey instruments to assess psychiatric symptomatology and disorders. She has published writings on mental health and substance abuse, including journal articles and book chapters on PTSD. Dr. Caddell is the chair of one of the Institutional Review Board Committees for the Protection of Human Subjects at RTI.


PhD, Clinical Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; MS, Clinical Psychology, Florida State University; BA (summa cum laude), Psychology, Auburn University.

Latest Publications

Schlenger, W.E., Jordan, B.K., Caddell, J.M., Ebert, L., & Fairbank, J.A. (2004). Epidemiologic methods for assessing trauma and PTSD. In Wilson, J.P. & Keane, T.M. (Eds.), Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD; 2nd edition (pp. 226-261). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Schlenger, W.E., Caddell, J.M., Ebert, L., Jordan, B.K., Rourke, K.M., Wilson, D., Thalji, L., Dennis, J.M., Fairbank, J.A., & Kulka, R.A. (2002). Psychological reactions to terrorist attacks: Findings from the national study of Americans' reactions to September 11. JAMA, 288 (5):581-588.
Jordan, B.K., Federman, E.B., Burns, B.J., Schlenger, W.E., Fairbank, J.A., & Caddell, J.M. (2002). Lifetime use of mental health and substance abuse treatment services by incarcerated women felons. Psychiatric Services, 53 (3):317-325.
Schlenger, W.E., Caddell, J.M., Ebert, L., Jordan, B.K., & Batts, K.R. (2002). Psychiatric consequences of September 11 - Reply. JAMA, 288 (21):2684-2685.
Fairbank, J.A., Ebert, L., & Caddell, J.M. (2001). Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. In Adams, H.E. & Sutker, P.B. (Eds.), Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology, Third Edition . New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
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  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Therapeutic Outcomes and Safety
  • Neuropsychology of Substance Abuse
  • Survey Design and Analysis