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Matthew H. Beristianos, PhD

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Matthew H. Beristianos, PhD

Portrait of Matthew H. Beristianos, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Scholar

Education

  • California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2017
  • University of San Francisco, BA, 2007

Expertise and Interests

  • Trauma exposure and suicidal behavior
  • Morally injurious trauma exposure
  • Evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD
  • Evidence-based psychotherapy implementation

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Association of VA Psychology Leadership
  • American Psychological Association

Selected Publications

Beristianos, M., Yaffe, K., Cohen, B., & Byers, A. (2016). PTSD and risk of incident cardiovascular disease in aging veterans. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(3), 192-200..

Beristianos, M., Maguen, S., Neylan, T. & Byers, A. (2016). Trauma exposure and risk of suicidal ideation among ethnically-diverse adults. Depression and Anxiety, 33(6), 495-501.

Beristianos, M., Maguen, S., Neylan, T. & Byers, A. (2016). Trauma exposure and risk of late-life suicidal ideation among Older Adults. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(8), 639-643..

Barnes, D., Mehling, W., Wu, E., Beristianos, M., Yaffe, K., Skultety, K., & Chesney, M. (2015). Preventing loss of independence through Exercise (PLIÉ): A pilot clinical trial in older adults with dementia. PloS One, 10(2).

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