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Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD

 

Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD

Portrait of Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD

Affiliated Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School, Lecturer in Psychiatry

Education

  • Boston VA Medical Center, Neuropsychology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1989-1991
  • Boston VA Medical Center, Clinical (Neuro)Psychology, Internship, 1988-1989
  • Vanderbilt University, Psychology, PhD, 1988
  • Louisiana State University, Psychology, BS, 1984

Expertise and Interests

  • Deployment mental health outcomes
  • Neuropsychological and information processing correlates of PTSD
  • Application of longitudinal methods to examine trauma-related mental health outcomes

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • American Psychological Association (Fellow)
  • International Neuropsychological Society

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, Division 56, American Psychological Association
  • Major Contributor Award, VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
  • Best Publication by a Senior Investigator, VA South Central MIRECC

Selected Publications

Vasterling, J., Brailey, K., Proctor, S. P., Kane, R., Heeren, T., & Franz, M. (2012). Effects of mild TBI, PTSD, and depression on neuropsychological performance and functional health in Iraq-deployed U.S. Army soldiers. British Journal of Psychiatry, 201, 186-192. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2009.109.

Vasterling J. J., Bryant, R. A., & Keane, T. M. (2012). Editors, PTSD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. New York: Guilford Press.

Vasterling, J. J., & Proctor, S. P. (2011). Understanding the neuropsychological consequences of deployment stress: A public health framework. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 1-6. doi: 10.1017/S1355617710001116.

Ruzek, J. I., Schnurr, P. P., Vasterling, J. J., & Friedman, M. J. (2011). Caring for veterans with deployment-related stress disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Vasterling, J.J., Proctor, P. P., Friedman, M. J., Hoge, C. W., Heeren, T., King, L. A., & King, D. W. (2010). PTSD Symptom Increases in Iraq-Deployed Soldiers: Comparison with non-deployed soldiers and associations with baseline symptoms, deployment experiences, and post-deployment Stress. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 41-51. doi: 10.1002/jts.20487.

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