Saba Masood (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She is a licensed psychologist at the Multi-Speciality Outpatient Psychiatry (Dallas) and Behavioral Health (Richardson) Clinics and works alongside the Transitional Age Youth (TAY) and Adult Autism specialty teams.

Her clinical interests include mentalization-based and psychodynamic psychotherapy, serious mental illness in emerging adults, relational trauma, sociocultural considerations in identity development, and collaborative/therapeutic assessment.

Dr. Masood’s training in child clinical psychology provides her with a unique perspective in working with emerging adults. A particular interest of hers is the progression of pre-existing childhood mental illness into young adulthood.

Dr. Masood received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. At UT Southwestern, she completed a captive internship working with pediatric patients with complex, chronic medical illness and eating disorders through Children's Health. She also received specialized training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She continued her training through a postdoctoral fellowship at the COMPASS Program for Young Adults, Menninger Clinic/Baylor College of Medicine.



UT Southwestern Medical Center (2021), Clinical Psychology
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2021), Clinical Psychology
Menninger Clinic - Baylor College of Medicine (2022), Psychology

Research Interest

  • Adult attachment
  • Personality disorders in emerging adults
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Trauma


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Posttraumatic Growth in Youth, Young Adults, and Caregivers Who Experienced Solid Organ Transplant.
Triplett KN, Mayersohn GS, Masood SS, Pickwith K, Mbroh H, Killian M, J Pediatr Psychol 2022 Sep 47 9 965-977
Measurement of health-related quality of life in pediatric organ transplantation recipients: a systematic review of the PedsQL transplant module.
Killian MO, Triplett KN, Masood SS, Boehler J, Mayersohn GS, Qual Life Res 2020 May 29 5 1137-1146
Digital medicine program with pediatric solid organ transplant patients: Perceived benefits and challenges.
Triplett KN, El-Behadli AF, Masood SS, Sullivan S, Desai DM, Pediatr Transplant 2019 11 23 7 e13555

Honors & Awards

  • Rush C. Williams Award for Diversity and Inclusion, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Cultural Diversity Fellowship, ChildrenÂ’s Health - Dallas

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Houston Psychoanalytic Society (2022)
  • National Register of Health Psychologists (2021)
  • Society of Personality Assessment (2021)
  • Therapeutic Assessment Institute (2021)