Alyson Zalta, PhD
Alyson Zalta, PhD

Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Alyson Zalta is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her work focuses on trying to alleviate the mental health burden of trauma by enhancing our understanding of risk and resilience factors that contribute to the development of traumatic stress and exploring novel interventions for individuals affected by trauma. She has also done considerable work exploring the nature and impact of moral injury in a variety of high-risk populations including military service members, frontline nurses during COVID-19, individuals paroled after sentenced to life in prison, and Child Protective Service workers. She received an early career award from the American Psychological Association trauma division and she has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to support her work.