September 24, 2018 ALL

Psychology alumna awarded APA/APAGS Award

Victoria M. O’Keefe, Ph.D., JCU undergraduate Class of 2009, received the APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology at an August ceremony in San Francisco. O’Keefe received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University. She is currently an assistant professor in the Center for American Indian Health, Department of International Health (Social and Behavioral Interventions Program) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary research area is developing and evaluating suicide prevention and intervention programs that are grounded in tribal culture and strengths, as well as implemented and sustained by Native communities.