Tori Votaw, MS, University of New Mexico
Tori Votaw entered the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico in 2017. Her primary research interests include developing and refining behavioral and pharmacological treatments for substance use disorders. She is also interested in the etiology and consequences of polysubstance use, particularly alcohol, opioid, and benzodiazepine co-use. Her current research projects focus on validating core processes and phenotypes underlying substance use disorders.
Tori graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. As an undergraduate student, she worked at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research on projects examining the abuse liability of opioids and developing novel pharmacological treatments for opioid and cannabis dependence. After graduating, she worked as a research coordinator at McLean Hospital on a clinical trial evaluating an integrated cognitive-behavioral treatment for co-occurring anxiety and opioid use disorder.