Karen Singleton

Karen Singleton, PhD, is the associate medical director and chief of mental health & counseling services at MIT Medical.  She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma, multicultural psychotherapy, and bereavement.  Prior to MIT, Karen directed the student health service at Columbia University’s Health Sciences Campus and has also served as an associate dean as well as the director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response at Columbia.  She enjoys presenting, writing and consulting on a variety of mental health topics, particularly collegiate mental health, the impact of oppression on psychological wellbeing as well as developing multicultural competency.  She has consulted to a wide-range of organizations and publications, including the United Nations, Essence Magazine, the Journal of Ethnic Minority Psychology, and the Take Back the Night Foundation and has served on mental health and wellbeing advisory committees for many universities, including Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Chicago.  Karen is one of the proud recipients of the 2021 Leighton Whitaker Memorial Award for Excellence in Counseling Center Scholarship and serves on the advisory board of Health Systems Initiative (HSI) at MIT Sloan.

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