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Catherine R. Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, DFAAPA

Psych Congress Steering Committee Member; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, School of Health Professions, Physician Assistant, Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas

Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, DFAAPA, is a Senior Physician Assistant (PA) at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Jail Mental Health Program in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Judd is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Southwestern School of Health Professions, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, and a Psychiatry Preceptor at the University of Texas Dallas PA Program. She was among the first to earn the NCCPA CAQ in Psychiatry. Ms. Judd is a national speaker for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Collaborative Risk Management Reduction initiative on prescribing opiates, a participant in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Blending Initiative. She has served a six-year term as representative of the AAPA on the Accreditation Review Commission for PA Programs, and on the NCCPA CAQ Advisory Committee. Ms. Judd clinical practice over the past 30 years has been primarily mental health, substance use, and primary care. She has worked internationally in Egypt, for the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan, and for a private aid organization in Ghana. Ms. Judd has a special interest in patients with serious mental illness as well as geriatric patients with mood disorders and cognitive decline.