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Jessica A. Turchik, PhD


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Jessica A. Turchik, PhD

Portrait of Jessica A. Turchik, PhD

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow

Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Instructor (Affiliated)


  • National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2013
  • Ohio University, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., 2010
  • Ohio University, Clinical Psychology, M.S., 2007
  • Muskingum University, Psychology, B.S., 2004

Expertise and Interests

  • Military sexual trauma (e.g., special interest in male victims of MST)
  • Barriers and access factors related to the utilization of sexual trauma-related health care
  • Reducing health disparities and increasing access to mental health care among vulnerable patient populations
  • Gender and PTSD
  • Examination, assessment, and prevention of sexual risk behavior

Awards and Honors

  • Career Development Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development
  • Sol L. Garfield Memorial Award, North American Chapter Society for Psychotherapy Research

Selected Publications

Turchik, J. A., McLean, C., Rafie, S., Hoyt, T., Rosen, C., & Kimerling, R. (2013). Perceived barriers to care and provider gender preferences among veteran men who have experienced military sexual trauma: A qualitative analysis. Psychological Services, 10, 213-222. doi:10.1037/a0029959

Pavao, J., Turchik, J. A., Hyun, J. K., Karpenko, J., Saweikis, M., McCutcheon, S., Kane, V., & Kimerling, R. (2013). Military sexual trauma among homeless veterans. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28, 536-541. doi:10.1007/s11606-013-2341-4

Turchik, J. A., Pavao, J., Hyun, J., Mark, H., & Kimerling, R. (2012). Utilization and treatment intensity of outpatient care related to military sexual trauma for veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 39, 220-233. doi:10.1007/s11414-012-9272-4

Turchik, J. A., Pavao, J., Nazarian, D., Iqbal, S., McLean, C., & Kimerling, R. (2012). Sexually transmitted infections and sexual dysfunctions among newly returned veterans with and without military sexual trauma. International Journal of Sexual Health, 24, 45-59. doi:10.1080/19317611.2011.639592

Turchik, J. A., & Edwards, K. E. (2012). Myths about male rape: A literature review. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 13, 211-226. doi:10.1037/a0023207

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