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    Abigail Angkaw

    TitleAssociate Clinical Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #9116B
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      Abigail C. Angkaw, Ph.D. (formerly Goldsmith) received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 with a focus in Adult Health Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship in the UCSD/VA San Diego Psychology Internship Program, specializing in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid substance use disorders. Dr. Angkaw is an H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor in UCSD's Department of Psychiatry and the Program Director of the La Jolla PTSD Clinical Team at the VA Medical Center San Diego.

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      As the Program Director of the La Jolla PTSD Clinical Team (formerly OEF/OIF/OND PTSD Clinic), Dr. Angkaw conducts and supervises outpatient individual and group interventions and assessments for veterans with military- or combat-related PTSD. She was previously and a staff psychologist in the VA Alcohol and Drug Treatment program and has clinical interests in prevention and intervention for substance use disorders and comorbid conditions. She teaches graduate students, interns, postdoctoral residents, and medical students through the VA San Diego and UCSD School of Medicine.

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      Dr. Angkaw is active in PTSD, anxiety, and addiction research, and collaborates with several researchers affiliated with the VA San Diego Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH). Her primary clinical research interests include an examination of psychopathology models for co-occurring anxiety and substance use disorders. She is particularly interested in the development and empirical validation of prevention and intervention programs for comorbid PTSD and alcohol use disorders, and gaining understanding of their relationship to aggression and health-related quality of life.

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      1. Haller M, Myers US, McKnight A, Angkaw A, Norman SB. Predicting engagement in psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, or both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy among returning veterans seeking PTSD treatment. Psychol Serv. 2016 Nov; 13(4):341-348. PMID: 27428257.
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      2. Crocker LD, Haller M, Norman SB, Angkaw A. Shame versus trauma-related guilt as mediators of the relationship between PTSD symptoms and aggression among returning veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Jul; 8(4):520-7. PMID: 27348068.
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      3. Agorastos A, Angkaw A, Johnson HE, Hansen CJ, Cook CV, Baker DG. Peritraumatic Behavior Questionnaire - Observer Rated: Validation of the objective version of a measure for combat-related peritraumatic stress. World J Psychiatry. 2016 Jun 22; 6(2):226-32. PMID: 27354965.
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      4. Haller M, Angkaw A, Hendricks BA, Norman SB. Does Reintegration Stress Contribute to Suicidal Ideation Among Returning Veterans Seeking PTSD Treatment? Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2016 Apr; 46(2):160-71. PMID: 26235282.
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      5. Angkaw A, Haller M, Pittman JO, Nunnink SE, Norman SB, Lemmer JA, McLay RN, Baker DG. Alcohol-Related Consequences Mediating PTSD Symptoms and Mental Health-Related Quality of Life in OEF/OIF Combat Veterans. Mil Med. 2015 Jun; 180(6):670-5. PMID: 26032382.
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      6. Colvonen PJ, Masino T, Drummond SP, Myers US, Angkaw A, Norman SB. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015; 11(4):513-8. PMID: 25665698.
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      7. Dickstein BD, Weathers FW, Angkaw A, Nievergelt CM, Yurgil K, Nash WP, Baker DG, Litz BT. Diagnostic Utility of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Checklist for Identifying Full and Partial PTSD in Active-Duty Military. Assessment. 2014 Sep 1. PMID: 25178804.
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      8. Agorastos A, Pittman JO, Angkaw A, Nievergelt CM, Hansen CJ, Aversa LH, Parisi SA, Barkauskas DA. The cumulative effect of different childhood trauma types on self-reported symptoms of adult male depression and PTSD, substance abuse and health-related quality of life in a large active-duty military cohort. J Psychiatr Res. 2014 Aug 4. PMID: 25139009.
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      9. Angkaw A, Ross BS, Pittman JO, Kelada AM, Valencerina MA, Baker DG. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and aggression in OEF/OIF veterans. Mil Med. 2013 Oct; 178(10):1044-50. PMID: 24083916.
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      10. Angkaw A, Tran GQ, Haaga DA. Effects of training intensity on observers' ratings of anxiety, social skills, and alcohol-specific coping skills. Behav Res Ther. 2006 Apr; 44(4):533-44. PMID: 15941562.
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