Brittany Linton, PhD

Brittany Linton, PhD is the staff psychologist and Clinical Director for the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Medical Practice team. She completed her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, with a specialty HRSA supported training grant for emphasis in Integrated Health Psychology. After finishing her clinical-health emphasis internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, she transitioned to San Francisco VA to serve as the post-doctoral fellow for Infectious Disease and Liver Disease. Interest in care delivery innovation led her to work for Mindstrong, a startup healthcare technology company focused on mental health services for those living with serious mental illness symptoms through app-based technology. In the role as the Clinical Learning & Development Operations Manager, she helped design and implement clinical services, healthcare operations, technology product design and led clinical training development, before returning back to SFVHACS as the PCMHI psychologist. Dr. Linton continues to engage in quality improvement projects, training, teaching, public speaking, and industry consultation in the mental health technology space. Topics of interest include interdisciplinary care team operations and communications, health disparities, access concerns for historically and present-day marginalized communities including Black and LGBTQ+ consumers, and developing physical and mental health resiliency strategies.