Jessica C. Tripp, Ph.D.

Biographical Sketch

Jessica Tripp graduated from the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in 2018. She is currently working at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System as a postdoc in the Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment. Her research interests include examining mediators of the relationship between PTSD and substance use/suicidality. She is particularly interested in the construct of moral injury in combat veterans. Her dissertation focused on examining differences between PTSD and moral injury in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, which was partially funded by an APA Dissertation Research Award ($1000).


McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Luciano, M. T., Tripp, J. C., & Eddinger, J. E. (2017). Drinking motives and PTSD-related alcohol expectancies among combat veterans. Addictive Behaviors, 64, 217-222. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.029

Tripp, J. C. & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2017). Trauma-related guilt mediates the relationship between PTSD and suicidal ideation in OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47(1), 78-85. doi:10.1111/sltb.12266

Tripp, J. C., & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Henschel, A. V. (2015). Firing a weapon and killing are associated with suicidal ideation in OEF/OIF veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Practice, Research, and Policy, 8(5), 626-633. doi:10.1037/tra0000085

Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy, (in progress)

Clinical Psychology

The University of Memphis

Master of Science, (2014)

Clinical Psychology

The University of Memphis

Bachelor of Arts, (2009)


The University of Kansas