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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
The Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology

Meet our Team

Faculty Director:

      • Jacob N. Hyde

        Dr. Jacob N. Hyde is a veteran of the Iraq War and has a Psy.D. from Adler University with a concentration in Primary Care & Behavioral Medicine. He has trained within the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), The University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Veterans Health Administration's Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education in Boise, Idaho. He most recently conducted post-doctoral fellowship training in health psychology and primary care at the Phoenix V.A. Medical Center where he designed and led the integration of the primary care psychology fellowship and internal medicine residency training programs within the primary care department (Academic PACT). Dr. Hyde has a particular interest in behavioral medicine issues affecting military members and Veterans like gastrointestinal illness and eating/weight-related disorders. Dr. Hyde's current research in the Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology is funded by the Colorado Brain Injury Program. Dr. Hyde serves on the University of Denver's Institutional Review Board and is the faculty advisor to the University of Denver's Student Veteran Association.

        Dr. Hyde may be reached at


Clinic Director:

      • Katy Barrs

        Dr. Katy Barrs completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2007. She recently returned to the University of Denver as the Clinic Director of the Sturm Center. Dr. Barrs has worked with Veterans, Service members and their families at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center, the Boston V.A. Healthcare System, and most recently the Denver Vet Center where she served in the role of Military Sexual Trauma Treatment Coordinator. Dr. Barrs oversees the Sturm Center, provides clinical education to multiple students within the clinic, and provides licensed community clinicians with education and consulting about these populations. She has been featured in the documentary Acronym, a timely expose about the nature of PTSD from combat. Dr. Barrs is also the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association's Society for Military Psychology (Division 19) Arthur W. Melton Early Achievement Award. She feels honored to give back to those who have served our country.

        Dr. Barrs may be reached at


The Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology is proudly supported by:
 The Sturm Family Foundation