Kelsey Hudson, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
900 Commonwealth Avenue
(617) 353-9610

Kelsey Hudson, PhD is a Research Scientist and Licensed Psychologist in the Child Program at CARD. Her research focuses on the psychological impacts of climate change on young people. In 2021, Dr. Hudson’s work on young people’s psychological responses to climate change was recognized with the honor of the inaugural Massachusetts Psychological Association Early Career Award. At Child CARD, Dr. Hudson provides evidence-based assessments and treatments to youth who are experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, chronic and post-traumatic stress, and/or other social-emotional difficulties. She also provides clinical supervision to external practicum students and doctoral students at CARD.

Dr. Hudson graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.Mus. in Violin Performance and a B.A. in Psychology. Her doctoral internship was completed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where she provided trauma-informed assessments and treatments to youth and adults and completed a fellowship focusing on Infant Mental Health. Dr. Hudson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont in 2019 and a certificate in Climate Change and Health from the Yale School of Public Health in 2021. Her previous clinical experiences include assessing and treating youth with a range of anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and ADHD, as well as specialized training in Parent Management Training and the treatment of Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Hudson has expertise in a variety of trauma-informed assessments and treatments with American and New American youth and adults (e.g., Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy), as well as with infants, toddlers, and young children and their caregivers (e.g., Child-Parent Psychotherapy). 

Dr. Hudson is also a baroque violinist, and enjoys Cajun fiddling and playing the ukulele.

Dr. Hudson’s CV can be found here: CV_Hudson_June2022_CARD