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Michelle Bovin, PhD

Michelle Bovin, PhD

Portrait of Michelle Bovin, PhD

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


  • NIMH T32, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013
  • Boston Consortium, Predoctoral clinical internship, 2011
  • Temple University, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2011
  • Claremont Graduate University, Applied Social Psychology, MA, 2004
  • University of Pennsylvania, Psychology, BA, 1998

Expertise and Interests

  • Development and validation of instrumentation for assessing PTSD and other trauma-related sequalae
  • Administration of the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS)
  • Access to care
  • Functional impairment

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
  • American Psychological Association

Awards and Honors

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP) Awardee (2015)
  • Commendation from Temple University for Academic Excellence (2007-2008)
  • Temple University Fellowship (2005-2007)
  • Claremont Graduate University Fellowship for Academic Excellence (2001)

Selected Publications

Bovin, M. J., Meyer, E. C., Kimbrel, N. A., Kleiman, S. E., Green, J. D., Morissette, S. B., & Marx, B. P. (in press). Using the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 to assess disability in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. PLOS ONE.

Bovin, M. J., Black, S. K., Kleiman, S. E., Brown, M. E., Brown, L. G., Street, A. E., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (in press). The impact of assessment modality and demographic characteristics on endorsement of military sexual trauma. Women's Health Issues.

Bovin, M. J., Miller, C. J., Koenig, C. J., Lipschitz, J. M., Zamora, K. A., Wright, P. B., Pyne, J. M., & Burgess, J. F., Jr. (2018). Veterans' experiences initiating VA-based mental health care. Psychological Services.

Bovin, M. J., Black, S. K., Rodriguez, P., Lunney, C. A., Kleiman, S. E., Weathers, F. W., Schnurr, P. P., Spira, J., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2018). Development and validation of a measure of PTSD-related psychosocial functional impairment: The Inventory of Psychosocial Functioning. Psychological Services, 15, 216-229.

Weathers, F. W., Bovin, M. J., Lee, D. J., Sloan, D. M., Schnurr, P. P., Kaloupek, D. G., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2018). The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5): Development and initial psychometric evaluation in military veterans. Psychological Assessment, 30, 383-395.

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Also see: VA Mental Health