- American Medical Informatics Association
- American Psychiatric Association
Darlene King, M.D.
- Addiction psychiatry
- Adult Psychiatry
Darlene King, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in general adult psychiatry, including women’s mental health, addiction, and trauma.
Dr. King earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry, not only serving as Chief Resident her final year but also founding the Psychiatry Resident Technology Interest Group.
She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022. In addition to her clinical work at UTSW, Dr. King serves as the Behavioral Health Physician Informaticist for Parkland Health, where she explores the intersection of psychiatry and technology.
Dr. King is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and serves on the App Advisor Panel for the American Psychiatric Association (APA), where she helps evaluate applications for mobile mental health. She is also a member of APA’s Mental Health Information Technology and Telepsychiatry Committee, where she contributes to different mental health technology initiatives.
She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals related to her areas of interest. Her publications include an article in Journal of Affective Disorders on the relationship between the inflammatory biomarker galectin-3 and depression symptom severity.
In 2022, Dr. King was the winner of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Start-Up Challenge.
Outside of work, Dr. King enjoys bicycling, swimming, crafts, and reading.
- Chief Psychiatry Resident 2021-2022, UT Southwestern
- Start-Up Challenge Winner 2022, National Institute on Drug Abuse
- First Place for Women’s Health Enrichment Elective at UT Southwestern, Poster Competition 2015, Dallas Family Medicine Regional Meeting
Introduction to Psychiatry in Atlas of Psychiatry
King, D. R., & Brenner, A (2023), Springer
Extracranial Spontaneous Dissections in Neurosurgery Knowledge Update: A Comprehensive Review
Welch B, King D (2015), New York, Thieme
- Introduction to Psychiatry in Atlas of Psychiatry
Imaging Techniques for Clinical Burn Assessment with a Focus on Multispectral Imaging.
Thatcher JE, Squiers JJ, Kanick SC, King DR, Lu Y, Wang Y, Mohan R, Sellke EW, DiMaio JM, Advances in wound care 2016 Aug 5 8 360-378
Relationship between novel inflammatory biomarker galectin-3 and depression symptom severity in a large community-based sample.
King DR, Salako DC, Arthur-Bentil SK, Rubin AE, Italiya JB, Tan JS, Macris DG, Neely HK, Palka JM, Grodin JL, Davis-Bordovsky K, Faubion M, North CS, Brown ES, Journal of affective disorders 2021 02 281 384-389
Multispectral and Photoplethysmography Optical Imaging Techniques Identify Important Tissue Characteristics in an Animal Model of Tangential Burn Excision.
Thatcher JE, Li W, Rodriguez-Vaqueiro Y, Squiers JJ, Mo W, Lu Y, Plant KD, Sellke E, King DR, Fan W, Martinez-Lorenzo JA, DiMaio JM, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2016 Jan-Feb 37 1 38-52
Assessment of a noninvasive optical photoplethysmography imaging device with dynamic tissue phantom models.
Nwafor CI, Plant KD, King DR, McCall BP, Squiers JJ, Fan W, DiMaio JM, Thatcher JE, Journal of biomedical optics 2017 Sep 22 9 1-9
Relationship between inflammatory biomarker galectin-3 and hippocampal volume in a community study.
Lowther MK, Tunnell JP, Palka JM, King DR, Salako DC, Macris DG, Italiya JB, Grodin JL, North CS, Brown ES, Journal of neuroimmunology 2020 11 348 577386
Surgical wound debridement sequentially characterized in a porcine burn model with multispectral imaging.
King DR, Li W, Squiers JJ, Mohan R, Sellke E, Mo W, Zhang X, Fan W, DiMaio JM, Thatcher JE, Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 2015 Nov 41 7 1478-87
Mental Health App Evaluation: Updating the American Psychiatric Association's Framework Through a Stakeholder-Engaged Workshop.
Lagan S, Emerson MR, King D, Matwin S, Chan SR, Proctor S, Tartaglia J, Fortuna KL, Aquino P, Walker R, Dirst M, Benson N, Myrick KJ, Tatro N, Gratzer D, Torous J, Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 2021 Sep 72 9 1095-1098
- Imaging Techniques for Clinical Burn Assessment with a Focus on Multispectral Imaging.
- Addiction psychiatry
- Adult Psychiatry
- Health informatics
- Anxiety and depression treatment
- Women's Mental Health