Katey Gibbins

Katey Gibbins

Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology




Katey Gibbins

Katey is a third year clinical psychology doctoral candidate working with Dr. Paul Toro in the Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty. Her research focuses on understanding systemic causes of homelessness as well as exploring homelessness interventions and prevention. She is currently working on a large-scale, national survey to explore public opinions and prevalence of homelessness in the United States.

Before attending Wayne State, Katey earned her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton. During her time in this program, she completed a master's thesis exploring the psychological benefits of farming for men experiencing homelessness. She also provided cognitive and behavioral interventions for those experiencing homelessness in youth and adult homeless shelters. Katey previously worked as a lab manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory where she conducted research on human trust in automation and gained experience using physiological measures to assess stress.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Community psychology, homelessness


  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Dayton
  • B.S. in Psychology, Wright State University