Abigail Powers Lott

Abigail Powers Lott, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and has been involved in the Grady Trauma Project in various roles since 2006 when she was an undergraduate student at Emory. She now serves as one of the clinical investigators at Grady Trauma Project. Her 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. Dr. Lott 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. She co-leads the psychology assessment practicum offered at GTP and is currently piloting a mindfulness intervention targeting emotion dysregulation in traumatized women recruited from Grady Hospital. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Lott also provides services with the Emory Adult Outpatient Clinic and directs the DBT clinic there.