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Megan McCarthy, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Suicide Prevention

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Megan McCarthy, Ph.D. As Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Suicide Prevention, Dr. McCarthy’s work focuses on the development of VA’s comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention and on oversight of the office’s day-to-day operations. Dr. McCarthy is also an Assistant Health Sciences Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, where she studied philosophy and international relations, and a doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her doctoral internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a postdoctoral clinical fellowship specializing in psychotherapy for underserved communities at Harvard Medical School.


Financial: Megan McCarthy is employed by US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Non-financial: Megan McCarthy is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Psychotherapy Research, American Association of Suicidology, and Association of VA Psychology Leaders (AVAPL).