Associate Professor

Areas of Interest
Fractures, Burn, Amputations, Trauma, Wellness



Dr. Hays received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2016. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center Internship Training Consortium.

Her clinical practice involves the assessment and treatment of adults with a wide range of medical trauma, including fractures, burn, crush, amputations, and other major trauma. Medical patients are also seen with peripheral weakness from infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, cancer, cardiopulmonary disease, and post-surgical debility. Her primary areas of expertise include adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and trauma- and stressor-related disorders.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Hays joined the UAB Medicine Office of Wellness and the Professional Development Office in 2020 where she supports faculty, medical students, residents and APPs by providing a variety of wellness services, including coaching and stress management skills. She also develops wellness programming for the UAB Medicine community with the Executive Director of Wellness and conducts scholarly activity in partnership with the Director of Wellness Research.

Education & Training

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of South Florida