Kirsten Langdon, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the Site Director of the Lifespan Recovery Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Langdon received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont. She completed her residency in clinical psychology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and affiliated hospitals, and a fellowship in clinical research in the National Center for PTSD Women’s Health Sciences Division at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She currently serves as the Site Director for the Lifespan Recovery Center, a multidisciplinary, outpatient program, that provides medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Dr. Langdon’s research has employed a translational framework, comprised of both laboratory and applied methodologies, which are aimed at elucidating the interplay of mood/anxiety-based processes and co-occurring substance use disorders. The ultimate goal of this translational line of research is to develop specialized intervention programs designed to target these malleable risk factors to reduce distressing emotional symptoms, facilitate greater success with abstinence, and promote overall health and well-being.