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Rachel Kimerling, PhD

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Rachel Kimerling, PhD

Portrait of Rachel Kimerling, PhD

Psychologist

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Education

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1998
  • The University of Georgia, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., 1997
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Clinical Internship, Interdisciplinary Team Training Program, 1996
  • Duke University, Psychology, B.A., 1991

Expertise and Interests

  • Mental Health Services Research
  • Psychometrics
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Gender Issues

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Academy Health

Selected Publications

Barth, S. K., Kimerling, R. E., Pavao, J., McCutcheon, S. J., Batten, S. V., Dursa, E., Peterson, M. R., & Schneiderman, A. I. (2015). Military sexual trauma among recent Veterans: Correlates of sexual assault and sexual harassment. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.012

Kimerling, R., Bastian, L. A., Bean-Mayberry, B. A., Bucossi, M. M., Carney, D. V., Goldstein, K. M., Phibbs, C. S., Pomernacki, A., Sadler, A. G., Yano, E. M., & Frayne, S. M. (2015). Patient-centered mental health care for female veterans. Psychiatric Services, 66(2), 155-162. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201300551

Kimerling, R., Pavao, J., Greene, L., Karpenko, J., Rodriguez, A., Saweikis, M., & Washington, D. L. (2015). Access to mental health care among women Veterans: Is VA meeting women's needs? Medical Care, 53(4 Suppl 1), S97-S104. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000272

Kimerling, R., Pavao, J., & Wong, A. (2015). Patient activation and mental health care experiences among women Veterans. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. doi:10.1007/s10488-015-0653-x

Kimerling, R., Serpi, T., Weathers, F., Kilbourne, A. M., Kang, H., Collins, J. F., Cypel, Y., Frayne, S. M., Furey, J., Huang, G. D., Reinhard, M. J., Spiro, A., & Magruder, K. (2014). Diagnostic accuracy of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0) PTSD module among female Vietnam-era Veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27(2), 160-167. doi:10.1002/jts.21905

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