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 improving behavioral and pharmacological treatments for substance use disorders using precision medicine approaches. Currently, she is involved in projects that focus on validating and measuring core processes and phenotypes underlying substance use disorders to inform personalized interventions. She is also interested in the etiology and consequences of polysubstance use, particularly alcohol, opioid, and benzodiazepine co-use.
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 misuse liability of opioids and developing novel pharmacological treatments for opioid and cannabis dependence. After graduating, she was a research coordinator at McLean Hospital on a clinical trial evaluating an integrated cognitive-behavioral treatment for co-occurring anxiety and opioid use disorder.