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Anica Pless Kaiser, PhD

Anica Pless Kaiser, PhD

Portrait of Anica Pless Kaiser, PhD

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


  • Central Michigan University, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2010
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Clinical Psychology, Predoctoral Psychology Intern, 2009
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Psychology, BA, 2002

Expertise and Interests

  • Aging and PTSD
  • Effects of trauma across the life course
  • Development and assessment of psychological interventions for older Veterans with PTSD and related disorders
  • Late-onset stress among older Veterans
  • Scale development and assessment

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Studies for Traumatic Stress Studies

Selected Publications

Brady, C. B., Pless Kaiser, A., Spiro, A., III, Davison, E. H., King, D.W., & King, L. A. (2019). Late-Onset Stress Symptomatology (LOSS) - Short Form: Development and Validation. Aging and Mental Health, 23, 952-960. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1450831

Pless Kaiser, A., Cook, J.M., Glick, D.M., & Moye, J. (2019). PTSD in older adults: A conceptual review. Clinical Gerontologist, 42, 359-376. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2018.1539801

Glick, D.M., Cook, J.M., Moye, J.. & Pless Kaiser, A. (2018). Assessment and Treatment Considerations for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at End-of-Life. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 35, 1133-1139. DOI: 10.1177/1049909118756656

Pless Kaiser, A., Kabot, D., Spiro III, A., Davison, E., & Stellman. J. (2017). Women at war: The crucible of Vietnam. Social Science and Medicine: Population Health, 3, 236-244.

Pless Kaiser, A., Wang, J., Davison, E. H., Park, C. L., & Stellman, J. M. (2017). Stressful and Positive Experiences of Women who Served in Vietnam. Journal of Women & Aging, 29, 26-38.

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