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Catherine Ayers, Ph.D

Catherine Ayers, Ph.D., ABPP is a Section Chief at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Professor in the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry, and faculty member in the San Diego State University (SDSU)/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She is the Chair of the San Diego County Older Adult Council. Her research is focused on the characterization, treatment development, and community intervention implementation for older adults with hoarding disorder. She has published over 85 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on late life hoarding. Her research has been funded by the International OCD Foundation, County of San Diego, and Department of Veterans Affairs. Recently, her research has focused on delivery of personalized treatments, digital delivery, loneliness, and functional interventions for hoarding.