Jessica Britt-Thomas

Associate Professor

Jessica Britt-Thomas

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Family Medicine


Dr. Jessica Britt-Thomas is an Associate Professor with dual appointments with the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry and Health Behavior. Dr. Britt-Thomas is the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health in the Family and Community Medicine Outpatient Clinic. She is also the Associate Training Director for the AU/MCG Doctoral Psychology Internship Program. She received her BA in Psychology from Auburn University and her MS and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology) from Palo Alto University. Dr. Britt-Thomas completed a predoctoral internship at Napa State Hospital, during which she completed major rotations in neuropsych forensic evaluations, Competency Restoration & NGRI evaluations, violence risk assessment and treatment, and comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) psychology through the partnership between Augusta University and East Central State Hospital with an expanded focus on neuropsychological and forensic assessment with acute populations.

  • (706) 721-6672
  • Family Medicine


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Palo Alto College, 2017

  • MS, Clinical Psychology Palo Alto College, 2014

  • BA, Psychology, General Auburn University, 2010



  • Primary Care Behavioral Health Program 2022

  • 2019National Register Health Service Psychologist #56477, Status: Active National Register Health Service Psychologist , 2019

  • PSYC GA Processional Licensing BRD, 2018

Awards & Honors

  • AU/MCG “Woman Who Inspires” Recipient The Office for Faculty Success, 2023 Women In Medicine Month Campaign , 2023

  • Faculty Inclusive Excellence Initiative Recipient, Funding $5000 Augusta University FIEI, 2023

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RFAP 5000

    Family Practice
  • MEDI 6150

    MCG YOU+
  • FMPC 5000

    Basic Clkshp Family Med


Selected Recent Publications

  • A Scoping Review of Institutional Policies and Recommendations for Trans Inpatient Mental Health Care, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Predicting Violence Risk and Recidivism in Female Parolees: A State-Wide Sample, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The availability and utility of services to address risk factors for recidivism among justice-involved veterans, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Transitioning from detoxification to substance use disorders treatment Facilitators and barriers, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Beyond risky alcohol use: Screening non-medical use of prescription drugs at National Alcohol Screening Day, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dr. Britt-Thomas' publications span in LGBTQ+, forensics, substance abuse, and neuropsychology. Current clinical focuses are integrated behavioral medicine in primary care and underserved populations with comorbid mental health and chronic medical conditions.

Department Service

  • Applicant Selection Committee /AU/MCG Doctoral Psychology Internship 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Diversity Equity Inclusion Department Committee 2021 - 2023

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Augusta University Faculty Senate Curriculum and Academic Policies 2021 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • Applicant Selection Committee ABPP Waived Forensic Psychology Fellowship, Augusta University/ East Central Regional Hospital 2020 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • External Forensic Review Board/Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities 2020 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • APA Office of Health and Health Care Financing Advisory Group: Integrated Specialty Care Advisory Group 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 2022 - 2023

    Role: Officer, Other Officer

Public Service

  • The Equality Clinic 2021 - Present

    Role: Other