Robin B. Jarrett, Ph.D., Director of the Psychosocial Research and Depression Clinic, Professor of Psychiatry, and Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology, is an internationally known clinical investigator and licensed clinical psychologist whose research program examines the effect of psychosocial factors, including intervention, on the course of mood and related disorders. Since its inception, her laboratory has been a training ground for more than 100 associates, ranging from undergraduates to faculty members. Dr. Jarrett is committed to helping investigators develop their scientific careers and produce high impact results.
Dr. Jarrett has had continuous peer-reviewed National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funding since 1989, including an Independent Scientist Award and Mid-Career Investigator Awards. She has served on NIMH Review committees and has served on NIMH study sections. She is widely published and is sought for lectures both nationally and internationally. At UT Southwestern, Dr. Jarrett served on the IRB for 13 years, has directed the Conflict of Interest (COI) Office and chaired the COI Committee since 1995, and has been a member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee since 2000.
Dr. Jarrett was a Fourjay Scholar at the Beck Institute in 2000 and has been an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) since 1978. Dr. Jarrett was one of the 2006-07 graduates of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) for Women Program. ELAM is the only in-depth national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health for positions of institutional leadership. Dr. Jarrett is Diplomate, Founding Fellow, Certified Consultant and Trainer within the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.