- Graduate School - Florida State University (1996-1998), Social Work
- Graduate School - University of Georgia (1991-1992), Social Work
Elizabeth Arnold, Ph.D.
Vice Chair of Research
- Family Medicine
Elizabeth Arnold, Ph.D., LCSW, is a Professor and the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Arnold earned her doctoral degree in social work at Florida State University. She also holds a master’s in social work from the University of Georgia.
A licensed clinical social worker, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019.
Dr. Arnold’s clinical work focuses on the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults. She has expertise in both individual and group psychotherapy.
She has delivered scores of presentations, received numerous research grants, and published countless academic articles related to community-based interventions, HIV, mental health, substance use, and health disparities.
For many years, Dr. Arnold has been involved in advocacy efforts focused on mental health. She has served on multiple nonprofit boards, and in 2014, she received the Steve Jordan Award from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Carolina for her advocacy on behalf of those living with mental illness.
Drug use and emotional distress differentiate unstably- versus stably-housed adults living with HIV who engage in unprotected sex.
Arnold EM, Desmond KA, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Scheffler A, Comulada WS, Johnson MO, Kelly JA Journal of health psychology 2017 Mar 22 3 302-313
The structure of borderline personality disorder symptoms: a multi-method, multi-sample examination.
Hawkins AA, Furr RM, Arnold EM, Law MK, Mneimne M, Fleeson W Personality disorders 2014 Oct 5 4 380-9
Lessons Learned From a Community-Based Participatory Research Mental Health Promotion Program for American Indian Youth.
Langdon SE, Golden SL, Arnold EM, Maynor RF, Bryant A, Freeman VK, Bell RA Health promotion practice 2016 05 17 3 457-63
A Contingency-Oriented Approach to Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder: Situational Triggers and Symptoms.
Miskewicz K, Fleeson W, Arnold EM, Law MK, Mneimne M, Furr RM Journal of personality disorders 2015 Aug 29 4 486-502
A family intervention to reduce sexual risk behavior, substance use, and delinquency among newly homeless youth.
Milburn NG, Iribarren FJ, Rice E, Lightfoot M, Solorio R, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Desmond K, Lee A, Alexander K, Maresca K, Eastmen K, Arnold EM, Duan N The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 2012 Apr 50 4 358-64
Differentiating the everyday emotion dynamics of borderline personality disorder from major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder.
Mneimne M, Fleeson W, Arnold EM, Furr RM Personality disorders 2018 Mar 9 2 192-196
Does assessing suicidality frequently and repeatedly cause harm? A randomized control study.
Law MK, Furr RM, Arnold EM, Mneimne M, Jaquett C, Fleeson W Psychological assessment 2015 Dec 27 4 1171-81
When Life is a Drag: Depressive Symptoms Associated with Early Adolescent Smoking.
Arnold EM, Greco E, Desmond K, Rotheram-Borus MJ Vulnerable children and youth studies 2014 Jan 9 1 1-9
- Drug use and emotional distress differentiate unstably- versus stably-housed adults living with HIV who engage in unprotected sex.
- Community-based interventions, HIV, mental health, substance use, health disparities