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Allison Wilkerson PhD

Allison Kay Wilkerson PhD

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Dr. Wilkerson is an Associate Professor in the Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research Program (SATRP) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and diplomat in behavioral sleep medicine (DBSM). After receiving her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, she earned her M.Ed. in Counseling Education and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas. Dr. Wilkerson completed Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the SATRP. Her research is focused on the intersection of sleep and addiction. She is currently working on multiple federally-funded grants, including a NIH/NIDA project prospectively assessing sleep disorders and substance use treatment outcomes and a DoD project developing a freely-available website to train health providers in diagnosing and treating insomnia and other common sleep disorders.