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Abby Diehl, Ph.D., Maj, USAF, BSC

Assistant Professor, Medical and Clinical Psychology, Uniformed Services University


Abby Diehl, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychologist working as an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of Military Psychology Studies in the Medical and Clinical Psychology Department at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Diehl oversees the development and implementation of the military specific psychology coursework for clinical psychology graduate students. She is a graduate of the Malcolm Grow (USAF) Medical Center Psychology Residency Program and the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (USAF) post-doctoral program in Clinical Health Psychology. She has served as active duty as a psychologist in the United States Air Force since 2013.

Dr. Diehl graduated from Southwestern University with a BS in psychology, from Texas State University with a MA in health psychology, and received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Texas Tech University. She specializes in military psychology, clinical health psychology, behavioral health integration into primary care, relationship health interventions, and motivational interviewing. Dr. Diehl is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She completed the first ever virtual training of new motivational interviewing trainers in Oct 2020.