Elizabeth Santa Ana, PhD
Elizabeth Santa Ana, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Addiction Sciences Division in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is Associate Director of the Charleston VA Center of Innovation, Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center and Co-Director of the VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment (MIRECC) at the Charleston VAMC. Dr. Santa Ana’s primary research interests focus on the development and efficacy testing of modalities designed to enhance and maximize delivery of evidence-based interventions (EBTs), particularly innovative methods for delivering EBTs in ways that are practical, feasible, and provide greater accessibility for Veterans with addictive disorders. She has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), VA Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D), VA Health Science Research and Development (HSR&D), American Cancer Society (ACS), and South Carolina Translational Research (SCTR) Center. Along with her colleague, Dr. Sudie Back, she is Co- Principal Investigator on a NIH/NIAAA funded study examining the effect of N-Acetylcysteine among patients with alcohol use disorder and Comorbid PTSD.