Abigail Powers Lott

Abigail Powers Lott, PhD is the Clinical and Education Director of the Grady Trauma Project. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and has been involved at GTP in various roles since 2006 when she was an undergraduate student at Emory. Dr. Lott’s research focuses broadly on understanding the long-term impact of interpersonal trauma exposure (e.g. childhood maltreatment, domestic violence) and how emotion dysregulation may serve as a pathway to the development and maintenance of trauma-related psychiatric outcomes, like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. She incorporates clinical, behavioral, physiological, and other biological measurement in her research to assist in better identifying clear mechanisms that may be targeted in treatment and improve psychiatric outcomes among traumatized individuals. Currently, Dr. Lott is piloting a primary care based mindfulness intervention targeting emotion dysregulation in traumatized individuals recruited from Grady Hospital. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she also co-leads the psychology practicum offered at GTP.