Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

Laura H. Lacritz, Ph.D.


Department of Psychiatry, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

Medical School

UT Southwestern Medical Center

It is a privilege to teach the next generation of clinicians and scientists who inspire me to keep learning, be innovative, and continue to evolve as a teacher.

Dr. Lacritz obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UT Austin in 1989 with highest honors. She went on to obtain her doctorate degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Clinical Psychology where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lacritz completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern in Neuropsychology from 1995 to 1997. She joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 1997 where her departmental activities include neuropsychological/cognitive evaluation of persons with known or suspected neurological disorders, involvement with the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern, and teaching/training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. She serves as a member of the Steering,Clinical Training, Admissions and Competency Committees in the graduate Clinical Psychology program.

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