Casey E Cavanagh

Casey E Cavanagh, PhD

Inpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry
Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Primary Location:
Behavioral Medicine Center

4th floor, Room 4472

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


Clinical Practice:
Psychiatry Services - Adult


Assistant Professor

Casey E. Cavanagh, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in cardiovascular behavioral medicine, chronic disease management, comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions, geropsychology, and presurgical transplant and bariatric evaluations. She also cares for patients admitted to the hospital as part of the behavioral medicine consultation-liaison service. Her research interests include examining methods of improving treatment adherence and patient engagement in chronic disease management, especially in cardiovascular disease.

Born and raised in New York, Casey earned her undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and a doctorate in psychology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. She completed a clinical internship at the Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, before pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology, as well as a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in health services research and development at the Veteran’s Administration Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale School of Medicine.

Casey joined the UVA faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences in 2019. She is a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, American Psychological Association and Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers.

In her free time, she enjoys playing with her rescue dog, traveling, hiking, scuba diving and other outdoor activities.

Casey's Affiliations:

  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Failure Society of America


West Virginia University
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
VA Connecticut Healthcare System