Jennifer Hughes, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School. She is also an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Hughes received her PhD, from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2014 and completed her internship and postdoctoral training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

Hughes is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research interests include the assessment and treatment of PTSD in adults, children and infants, trauma-focused interventions following traumatic injury and the use of virtual reality to treat PTSD. She is active in the training of psychology interns and psychiatry residents, as well as providing lectures and didactics for learners and professionals in the community.


Doctoral Degree
University of California at Santa Barbara
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Adolescent General Psychiatry
  • Child General Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy
  • PTSD
  • Trauma

Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • PTSD
  • Trauma