Elizabeth Santa Ana, PHD, MA


Elizabeth Santa Ana, PhD is a psychologist and health services researcher at the Charleston VA Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an investigator for the Charleston Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC) and she is Co-Director of the VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC. She is a VA CSR&D Career Development Awardee and an Affiliated Researcher at the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans; Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Addiction Sciences Division, at MUSC. Dr. Santa Ana received her PhD from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany) and completed her fellowship in Advanced Psychiatry and Psychology through the Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Center (MIRECC) at Yale University School of Medicine and the West Haven VA Medical Center. Her research aims to enhance housing stability and community functioning among homeless Veterans and to investigate innovative, practical as well as feasible, strategies for delivering evidence-based interventions to Veterans with co-existing substance use and other psychiatric disorders. Dr. Santa Ana is also a staff psychologist at the Charleston VAMC.