Dr. Eva Woodward is a clinical health psychologist. In her research, she uses implementation science and practice, community engaged research, and mixed methods to improve equitable health care delivery for groups experiencing disparities, such as people of color, sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer [LGBQ]), and low-income individuals. Her work focuses on implementing health psychology interventions or interventions in primary care settings. She complements her research with clinical care and training in primary care mental health integration. She is also a trainer for the Implementation Facilitation Training Hub operated by Behavioral Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative through the Veterans Health Administration.
Dr. Woodward currently works at the VA Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research (Little Rock, Arkansas) and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She was trained at Suffolk University in Boston (PhD) and Brown University in Providence (internship/residency). Dr. Woodward completed the two-year Advanced Fellowship Program at the VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) in Little Rock before becoming faculty. As a trainee, she was awarded the Distinguished Student Contribution from the American Psychological Association’s division on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.