Dr. Hoa Vo is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her doctoral training in 2008, completed her internship at the Veteran Affairs hospital in Honolulu, HI in 2009 and postdoctoral training within the University of Texas system and Fogarty Fellowship in Vietnam in 2012. In 2012, she became the lead researcher and principle investigator on projects focusing on pharmaceutical, technological, and psychosocial interventions for substance use disorders at the Maryland Treatment Centers where she was also a training director and direct-care provider. She has published and lectured on the areas of predictors, gender factors, and psychosocial interventions for substance use and co-occurring disorders in youths and adults. Dr. Vo is currently assistant professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern hoping to apply her research and teaching experiences to treating patients and training prospective providers.

Research Interest

  • Gender differences in substance use
  • Memory and substance use
  • Opioid Use Disorders Treatment
  • Predictors of treatment outcomes


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Working Memory Training for Adolescents With Cannabis Use Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Sweeney MM, Rass O, DiClemente C, Schacht RL, Vo HT, Fishman MJ, Leoutsakos JS, Mintzer MZ, Johnson MW J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse 2018 27 4 211-226
Initial feasibility and validity of a prospective memory training program in a substance use treatment population.
Sweeney MM, Rass O, Johnson PS, Strain EC, Berry MS, Vo HT, Fishman MJ, Munro CA, Rebok GW, Mintzer MZ, Johnson MW Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 2016 10 24 5 390-399
Relapse prevention medications in community treatment for young adults with opioid addiction.
Vo HT, Robbins E, Westwood M, Lezama D, Fishman M Subst Abus 2016 Jul-Sep 37 3 392-397
Working memory impairment in cannabis- and opioid-dependent adolescents.
Vo HT, Schacht R, Mintzer M, Fishman M Subst Abus 2014 35 4 387-90

Honors & Awards

  • Fogarty Global International Clinical Research Fellowship
    NIH (2011-2012)
  • Samuel M. Turner Scientist Practitioner Award
    University of Maryland (2008-2008)
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA)
    NIMH/NICHD (2005-2008)
  • Intramural Research Training Award
    Postbac IRTA (2003-2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas Psychological Association (2019)
  • Texas Psychological Association (2019)
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) (2014-2017)