Jillian Clark
Contact Information:
9500 Gilman Dr. MC 8505
La Jolla, CA 92037
Jillian.Clarka@va.gov

Biography

Jillian Clark received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of California, San Diego. She received her master’s degree (Psychology) and Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) from University of Missouri-Kansas City, where her research focused on psychological, physical, and social functioning in individuals with cardiovascular disease, and intervention approaches to improve treatment adherence for tertiary prevention. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UCSD/VASDHS, where she provided clinical services to Veterans in the VA Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Center and to patients at UCSD’s Center for Pain Medicine. Dr. Clark also collaborates with colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina on research focused on physical health, mental health, and social functioning in individuals with spinal cord injury. Dr. Clark is currently a postdoctoral fellow in CESAMH and collaborates on research with various investigators, including Dr. Elizabeth Twamley.

Research/Clinical Interests


Jillian Clark’s research interests include understanding relationships between psychological, physical, and social functioning in Veterans that have experienced traumatic events (e.g., traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury) and intervention approaches (e.g., cognitive rehabilitation) to improve functional outcomes. Clinically, Dr. Clark’s interests are in providing psychological treatment services to Veterans with co-occurring mental and physical health conditions.

To participate in current research studies, please visit VASDHS and  VMRF.

Selected Publications