Kimberly A. Hepner

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Senior Behavioral Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of Arizona

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

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Kimberly Hepner is a senior behavioral scientist and a licensed clinical psychologist at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on approaches to assess and improve quality of care for mental health and substance use problems. She has led studies to assess the quality of care received by patients with unhealthy alcohol use, PTSD, depression, co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Hepner has extensive expertise in assessing quality of care for veterans, service members, and their families. In addition, she has conducted work to identify barriers and facilitators to delivering evidence based psychotherapy, increase feasibility of provider training in cognitive behavioral therapy using computer-based training, and implement and evaluate cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and substance abuse disorders. Hepner received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona.

Recent Projects

  • Quality of care for alcohol misuse
  • Quality of mental health and substance abuse care for Veterans
  • Treatment of mild traumatic brain injury in the military health system
  • Quality of care for PTSD and depression in the military health system
  • Capacity of military psychological health providers to deliver evidence-based care

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Federal News Network Online; KCBS-AM