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Jillian C. Shipherd, PhD


Jillian C. Shipherd, PhD

Portrait of Jillian Shipherd

Clinical Research Psychologist

Women's Health Sciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Psychiatry


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2001
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Psychology, MA, 1998
  • State University of New York at Albany, Psychology, BA, 1991

Expertise and Interests

  • Risk and resilience factors in PTSD
  • Cognitive facets of trauma recovery
  • Interface of mental and physical health in trauma recovery
  • Sexual and gender minority treatment

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • American Psychological Association
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Diversity from VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Top 25 Diversity Councils from National Association of Diversity Councils
  • Special Contribution Award from Department of Veterans Affairs

Selected Publications

Shipherd, J.C., Clum, G., Suvak, M.K. & Resick, P.A. (in press). Treatment-related Reductions in PTSD and Changes in Physical Health Symptoms in Women. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Blosnich, J., Brown, G.R., Shipherd J.C., Piegari, R, & Bossarte R. (in press). Prevalence of Gender Identity Disorder and Suicide Risk Among Transgender Veterans Utilizing Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Care. American Journal of Public Health.

Schuster, J., Shipherd, J.C., Suvak, M.K., Morrison, J., Vogt, D., King, L.A. & King, D.W. (in press). Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms as a Mediator of Warzone Exposure and Physical Health Symptoms in Men and Women. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Smith, B. N., Vaughn, R. A., Vogt, D. S., King, D. W., King, L. A., & Shipherd, J. C. (2013).  Main and interactive effects of social support in predicting mental health symptoms in men and women following military stressor exposure. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 26, 52-69. PMID: 22098413.

Vogt, D., Shipherd, J.C. & Resick, P.A. (2012). Posttraumatic Maladaptive Beliefs Scale: Evolution of the Personal Beliefs and Reactions Scale. Assessment, 19(3), 308-317.

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