Jessica Britt-Thomas

Assistant Professor

Jessica Britt-Thomas

Assistant 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 Assistant professor with dual appointment with Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry and Health Behavior. Dr. Britt-Thomas currently serves as the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health in Family Medicine Clinic-outpatient services. She also serves at 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 PhD 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 in neuropsychological and forensic assessment with acute populations. Her publications span in areas of 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.

  • (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



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

  • PSYC GA Processional Licensing BRD, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6150

    MCG YOU+


Selected Recent Publications

  • 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
  • Internalizing and externalizing personality subtypes predict differences in functioning and outcomes among veterans in residential substance use disorder treatment, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Augusta University Diversity Equity Inclusion Department Committee 2021 - Present

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

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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

  • 2022 - Present

    Role: Officer, Other Officer

Public Service

  • The Equality Clinic 2021 - Present

    Role: Other