Elizabeth Arnold, LCSW, Ph.D.

Vice Chair of Research

  • Family Medicine
  • Behavioral Health Counseling


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 2018.  

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.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - University of Georgia (1991-1992), Social Work
  • Graduate School - Florida State University (1996-1998), Social Work
Books & Publications
  • Community-based interventions, HIV, mental health, substance use, health disparities

Clinical Focus

  • Behavioral Health Counseling

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