Abigail Powers Lott

Abigail Powers Lott, PhD, ABPP is a Co-Director of the Grady Trauma Project and oversees treatment research and education activities for the project. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. Dr. Lott received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. 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 two RCTs at Grady Hospital including a primary care based mindfulness intervention targeting emotion dysregulation in traumatized individuals and a DBT-based group intervention targeting emotion dysregulation in pregnant traumatized women recruited from the OB/GYN clinic. As a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist, she also leads the psychology practicum offered at GTP.