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Regan Stewart Ph.D.

Regan Windham Stewart Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor
College
  • College of Medicine
Department
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Technology-Based Mental Health Interventions
  • Mental Health Disparities
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Biography

Dr. Regan Stewart is an Assistant Professor and bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist in the Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from the College of Charleston. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi. She completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship with the Charleston Consortium Clinical Psychology Internship Program at MUSC and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Disparities Among Trauma-Exposed Youth at the Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program at MUSC. Dr. Stewart’s research focuses on (1) addressing mental health disparities for underserved trauma-exposed youth (e.g., ethnic/racial minority, economically disadvantaged, rural), particularly through the use of innovative service-delivery models, including telehealth technology and (2) the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based trauma-focused interventions in low resourced environments within the United States and internationally. Dr. Stewart is the director of the Telehealth Outreach Program (TOP), a program focused on utilizing telehealth technology to increase access to trauma-focused treatment for underserved children across South Carolina (program funded through SAMHSA, MUSC Center for Telehealth, and South Carolina Telehealth Alliance). She also directs the Supporting Trauma Treatment and Resiliency Services (STTARS) project, a USAID-funded program aimed at creating trauma-informed systems and services for children in El Salvador. Dr. Stewart also co-directs the Center for Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among Trauma Exposed Youth, a SAMHSA-funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network program focused on increasing access to care for trauma-exposed youth, including through telehealth. Additionally, Dr. Stewart also co-directs the Puerto Rico Outreach Model in Schools- Esperanza (PROMISE) project, a SAMHSA-funded program aimed at bolstering resiliency and promoting psychological recovery among Puerto Rican children and adolescents after the devastation of hurricane Maria. Dr. Stewart has expertise in providing trauma-focused treatment for children and adolescents via telehealth (TF-CBT) and directs the Community Outreach Program Esperanza (COPE)-Telehealth internship rotation for the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program. She also has a particular interest in school-based implementation of trauma-focused interventions. Dr. Stewart has significant experience in providing school-based mental health treatment and also worked as a teacher in public schools in South Carolina for a number of years before returning to graduate school to pursue her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Thus, she has a distinct understanding of the school context and is uniquely positioned to implement school-based programs. Dr. Stewart’s research, clinical, and mentorship efforts focus on addressing mental health disparities among trauma-exposed youth and increasing access to evidence-based trauma-focused treatment. She is committed to changing the world, one child at a time.