School of Medicine

Section of Clinical Psychology

Kristin Callahan, Ph.D. 

Kristin Callahan

Kristin L. Callahan, Ph.D. (2010, Applied Developmental Psychology, University of New Orleans; 2010 Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry): Dr. Callahan is currently a gratis faculty and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Callahan worked full-time on the faculty at LSUHSC from 2012-2023. She previously served as the Director of the LSU Department of Psychiatry Assessment Clinic. Dr. Callahan specializes in the clinical and research utilization of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) for differential diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2018, she established and advanced an innovative program to increase access to psychological and developmental assessment services via telemedicine. During her time at LSUHSC, Dr. Callahan has served as the psychologist for the Child Development Center at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Orleans Parish Head Start, Children's Hospital of New Orleans, St. Bernard Community Health Center, and New Orleans East Community Health Center. Dr. Currently is currently the Director of Pupil Appraisal for Opportunities Academy (OA), which is a post-secondary full day program for scholars with neuro-developmental disabilities aged 17-22. She continues to remain connected with the LSUHSC training community by offering a specialty rotation at OA. 

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