Gretchen Clum, PhD

Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Suite 2300
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Education & Affiliations

Post Doctorate, University of Missouri
PhD, Psychology, University of Georgia
MS, Psychology, University of Georgia
MA, English, University of Tulsa
BS, Psychology, Virginia Tech


Dr. Gretchen Clum's research has focused on exposure to stressful events, mental health, and health outcomes (e.g. sexual risk behavior, substance use) in women and adolescents. She has worked primarily with vulnerable populations, including women who have experienced violence and HIV positive adolescents. Her goal is to understand mechanisms linking stressful life events, mental health, and poor health outcomes in vulnerable populations in order to develop and test evidence-based interventions to ameliorate the negative health effects of stressful life events. She also has a recent interest in social and behavioral factors influencing nutrition and physical activity and interventions to maximize health and wellbeing for women and adolescents.

Research Areas

  • Violence and traumatic stress
  • Adolescent and women's health
  • Mental Health

Honors & Awards

  • 2005: NIH Summer Fellowship Conduct of Behavioral Trials
  • 2004 - present: NIMH K-01 Mentored Career Award
  • 2003-2008: NIH Loan Repayment Program
  • 1999: Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Dissertation Grant
  • 1998: American Psychological Association Travel Award
  • 1996: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award


Please view Dr. Clum's publications at her NCBI profile page


GCHB 6510 Essential Issues in Maternal and Child Health