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Shannon E. McCaslin, PhD


Shannon E. McCaslin, PhD

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Research Health Science Specialist

Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Professor (wos)


  • University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2003-2006
  • University of South Dakota, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., 2003
  • APA Approved Doctoral Certification, Disaster Psychology, 2003
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center, Clinical Psychology Internship, 2001-2002
  • University of South Dakota, Clinical Psychology, M.A., 1999
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Visiting Scholar, 1998
  • Michigan State University, Psychology/Hearing & Speech Science, B.A., 1996

Expertise and Interests

  • Risk and resilience factors in PTSD
  • PTSD related Quality of Life, measurement and intervention
  • Using web-based and mobile technology to improve care
  • Cross-cultural and international aspects of traumatic stress
  • Disaster mental health

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • American Psychological Association

Awards and Honors

  • Young Psychologists Program Award, International Association of Applied Psychology and the American Psychological Association
  • Recognition Award, American Psychological Association, Division 52 (international)
  • Career Development Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development

Selected Publications

Dinenberg, R., McCaslin, S.E., Bates, M. N., & Cohen, B. E. (in press). Social support predicts development of post-traumatic stress disorder: Findings from the Heart and Soul Study. American Journal of Health Promotion.

Maguen, S., Madden, E., Bosch, J., Galatzer-Levy, I., Knight, S. J., Litz, B. T., Marmar, C. R., & McCaslin, S. E. (in press). Killing and latent classes of PTSD symptoms in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Journal of Affective Disorder.

Inslicht, S. S., Otte, C., McCaslin, S. E., Apfel, B., Henn-Haase, C., Metzler, T., Yehuda, R., Neylan, T. C., & Marmar, C. R. (2011). Cortisol awakening response prospectively predicts peritraumatic and acute stress reactions in police officers. Biological Psychiatry, 70, 1055-1062.

Inslicht, S. I., McCaslin, S. E., Metzler, T. J., Henn-Haase, C., Hart, S. L., Maguen, S., Neylan, T. C., Marmar, C. R. (2010). Family psychiatric history, peritraumatic reactivity, and posttraumatic stress symptoms: A prospective police study of police. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 44, 22-31.

McCaslin, S. E., de Zoysa, P., Butler, L. D., Hart, S. L., Marmar, C. R., Metzler, T. J., & Koopman, C. (2009). The relationship of posttraumatic growth to peritraumatic reactions and posttraumatic stress symptoms among Sri Lankan university students. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 334-339.

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