Dr. Caitlin Thompson

Chief Clinical Officer

Caitlin Thompson, Ph.D., is Red Duke Strategies' Director of Clinical and Business Operations. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Thompson provides a clinical lens to several RDS' projects, especially those related to suicide prevention, for which she is internationally recognized as a subject matter expert.


Dr. Thompson also manages strategic communications between RDS and external partners. Prior to this role, Dr. Thompson 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 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 has a BA in music from Brown University and an MEd and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Caitlin Thompson