Dr. Caitlin Thompson
Chief Clinical Officer
Caitlin Thompson, Ph.D., is Red Duke Strategies' Chief Clinical Officer. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Thompson provides a clinical lens to several RDS' projects, particularly those related to suicide prevention. She also manages strategic communications between RDS and external partners.
Dr. Thompson spent over ten years at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), culminating in her position as Executive Director of VA's Office of Suicide Prevention. In this position, she was responsible for developing VA suicide prevention policy initiatives, education for Veterans and health care providers about suicide awareness and prevention, and dissemination and implementation of assessment and treatment strategies across the Veterans Health Administration. She began her VA career as the clinical care coordinator for the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Dr. Thompson also served as Vice President of Community Partnerships at Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), where she was responsible for establishing and maintaining critical national and local collaborations between CVN and public-private partners.
Dr. Thompson has a BA in music from Brown University and an MEd and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.