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

Home-based delivery of XR-NTX in youth with opioid addiction.
Vo HT, Burgower R, Rozenberg I, Fishman M J Subst Abuse Treat 2018 Feb 85 84-89
Intranasal Naloxone and Related Strategies for Opioid Overdose Intervention by Non-medical Personnel: A Review. J Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation.
Lewis, C., Vo, H.T., Fishman, M. J Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation 2017 8 79-95
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

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

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) (2014-2017)