- Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2002-2005), Rehabilitation Counseling
- Undergraduate School - University of Texas at Austin (1998-2001)
- Internship - Southern Methodist University (2007-2008)
- Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2008), Psychology
- Internship - UT Southwestern Medical School (2008-2009), Clinical Psychology
- Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical School (2002-2005)
- Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2008)
Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D.
Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in clinical psychology with a focus on caring for patients recovering from significant illness and traumatic injuries.
Dr. Roaten earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at UT Southwestern, where she also completed a fellowship in clinical health psychology.
Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010.
Dr. Roaten is a supervisor in the American Psychological Association-accredited clinical psychology internship program and teaches graduate students, medical students, and residents. She is also the Director of Quality for Safety, Education, and Implementation in the Department of Psychiatry at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Roaten’s research focuses on developing strategies for improving suicide risk detection in health care systems, and she has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts on the subject. She leads the Universal Suicide Screening Program at Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS) – work that has been recognized by The Joint Commission and was included as a case use example resulting in the 2017 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for PHHS.
Her additional research interests include psychological recovery after traumatic injury, particularly among survivors of major burn injuries. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Psychiatry Research, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, and Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries.
Dr. Roaten is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and an elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Psychological Association. She is also a member of the American Association of Suicidology, the American Burn Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychopathological Association, the Dallas Psychological Association, and the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.
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- Texas Psychological Association
- Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
- Dallas Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Association of Suicidology
- Outstanding Educator Award - UT Southwestern School of Health Professions 2014
- Carmen Miller Michael Award 2007
- Chief Resident - Clinical Psychology 2008
Burns in Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation
Roaten, K. (2016), New York, NY, Springer
- Burns in Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation
Determining Suicide Risk in Trauma Patients Using a Universal Screening Program.
Imran JB, Richmond RE, Madni TD, Roaten K, Clark AT, Huang E, Mokdad AA, Taveras LR, Abdelfattah KR, Cripps MW, Eastman AL The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2018 Mar
Posttraumatic growth in a heterogeneous sample of traumatically injured patients 1 year postinjury.
Roden-Foreman K, Robinson R, Bennett M, Roaten K, Petrey L, Powers MB, Warren AM Journal of clinical psychology 2017 Nov
Suicide Risk Assessment and Management: Real-World Experience and Perceptions of Emergency Medicine Physicians.
Roy W, Roaten K, Downs D, Khan F, Pollio DE, North CS Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research 2016 Jun
Development and testing of procedures for violence screening and suicide risk stratification on a psychiatric emergency service.
Roaten K, Khan F, Brown K, North CS The American journal of emergency medicine 2015 Dec
Suicide prevention in medical settings: The case for universal screening.
Horowitz LM, Roaten K, Pao M, Bridge JA General hospital psychiatry 2018 Dec
An inflammatory profile linked to increased suicide risk.
Keaton SA, Madaj ZB, Heilman P, Smart L, Grit J, Gibbons R, Postolache TT, Roaten K, Achtyes ED, Brundin L Journal of affective disorders 2019 Mar 247 57-65
Development and Implementation of a Universal Suicide Risk Screening Program in a Safety-Net Hospital System
Roaten, K., Johnson, C., Genzel, R., Khan, F., & North, C.S. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2018
Reasons for Distress Among Burn Survivors at 6, 12 and 24 Months Post-Discharge: A Burn Injury Model System Investigation.
Wiechman SA, McMullen K, Carrougher GJ, Fauerbach JA, Ryan C, Herndon DN, Holavanahalli R, Gibran NS, Roaten K Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 2017 Dec
Exploratory analysis of long-term physical and mental health morbidity and mortality: A comparison of individuals with self-inflicted versus non-self-inflicted burn injuries.
Gueler JR, McMullen K, Kowalske K, Holavanahalli R, Fauerbach JA, Ryan CM, Stoddard FJ, Wiechman SA, Roaten K, Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 2019 Oct
Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in the Psychiatry Emergency Service: Psychiatric Provider Experience and Perceptions.
Chunduri S, Browne S, Pollio DE, Hong BA, Roy W, Roaten K, Khan F, North CS Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research 2017 Dec
Assessing recent suicidal ideation and behavior in the adult epilepsy monitoring unit.
Husari KS, Blackburn KM, Ding K, Roaten K, Hays R, Epilepsy & behavior : E&B 2019 Mar 94 100-103
- Determining Suicide Risk in Trauma Patients Using a Universal Screening Program.