Eva Woodward, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Clinical Psychologist, Primary Care Behavioral Health, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Investigator, Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Implementation Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


UAMS e-mail: enwoodward@uams.edu
VA e-mail: eva.woodward2@va.gov
UAMS telephone: 501-526-8171

Research Expertise

Dr. Woodward is a clinical health psychologist. In her research, she uses and studies implementation science to improve equitable health and healthcare delivery between non-vulnerable and vulnerable populations, such as people of color, sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer [LGBQ]), and low-income individuals. Her work focuses on implementing health psychology interventions or interventions in primary care settings. She complements her research with clinical care and training in primary care mental health integration.

She was trained at Suffolk University in Boston (PhD) and Brown University in Providence (internship/residency). Dr. Woodward completed the two-year Advanced Fellowship Program at the VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) in Little Rock before becoming faculty. As a trainee, she was awarded the Distinguished Student Contribution from the American Psychological Association’s division on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Research interests: implementation science; health equity; LGBT health; health psychology; primary care mental health integration

Recent Publications

Current Publications

  1. Owen, R. R., Woodward, E. N., Drummond, K. L., Deen, T., Oliver, K. A., Petersen, N. J., Meit, S. S., Fortney, J. C., Kirchner, J. E. (in press). Using implementation facilitation to implement primary care mental health integration via clinical video telehealth in rural clinics: Protocol for a trial using a stepped wedge design. Implementation Science; 14:33. doi: 1186/s13012-019-0875-5
  2. Woodward, E. N., Matthieu, M. M., Uchendu, U. S., Rogal, S., & Kirchner, J. E. (2019). The health equity implementation framework: Proposal and preliminary study of Hepatitis C Virus treatment. Implementation Science; 14: doi: 10.1186/s13012-019-0861-y
  3. Woodward, E. N., Walsh, J. L., Senn, T. E., & Carey, M. P. (2018) Positive social interaction offsets impact of low socioeconomic status on stress. Journal of the National Medical Association. 110(4), 371-377. doi: 1016/j.jnma.2017.07.006
  4. Chinman, M., Woodward, E. N., Curran, G. M., & Hausmann, L. R. M. (2017) Harnessing implementation science to increase the impact of health equity research. Medical Care, 55, S16-S23. doi: 1097/MLR.0000000000000769
  5. Woodward, E. N., Banks, R. J., Marks, A. K., & Pantalone, D. W. (2017). Identifying resilience resources among sexual minority men for HIV prevention: A systematic review. AIDS & Behavior, 21(10), 2860-2873. doi: 1007/s10461-016-1608-2
  6. Kirchner, J. E., Woodward, E. N, Smith, J. L., Curran, G. M., Kilbourne, A., Owen, R. R., & Bauer, M. S. (2016). Implementation science supports core clinical competencies: An overview and clinical example. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 18(6). doi: 10.4088/PCC.16m02004