Kyle Suhr, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Kyle Suhr, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor at Banner - University Medical Center South and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. His clinical interests include psychological assessment, chronic pain, anger, and severe mental illness. Dr. Suhr teaches seminars at the Department of Psychiatry and provides consultation and supervision in psychotherapy and assessment to psychiatry residents and psychology interns. He is trained in multiple evidence-based interventions including brief psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, and motivational interviewing. He is a published scholar in national journals including Accident Analysis and Prevention, and Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behavior. He also co-authored a book chapter in Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People. Prior to joining Banner University Medical Center, Dr. Suhr taught as an adjunct instructor at multiple community colleges and universities across the country.   

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association, Society of Clinical Psychology, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Southern Arizona Psychological Association

Research/Clinical Interests

Residency Training, Chronic Pain, Anger, Psychological Assessment, Severe Mental Illness

Selected Publications: 

Suhr, K.A. & Dula, C.S. (2017). The dangers of rumination on the road: Predictors of risky driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 98, 153-160. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.10.026

Suhr, K.A. (2016). Mulling over anger: Indirect and conditional indirect effects of thought content and trait rumination on aggressive driving. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behavior, 42(2), 276-285. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.07.016

  • B.A. University of Northern Iowa, 2009
  • M.A. University of Northern Iowa, 2011
  • Ph.D. East Tennessee State University, 2017
Honors and Awards
  • 2020 Training Director's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Psychology Internship
  • University of Arizona, Department of Psychiatry, 2016 – 2017
  • Kansas City VA Medical Center, 2017 – 2018
Board Certifications
  • Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners