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Jillian C. Shipherd, PhD


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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

  • 2016 Carol Weisman and Gary Chase Gender-Based Research Award: The Women and Gender Health Interest Group of Academy Health. For the paper Factors Affecting Sexual and Gender Minority Women Veterans.
  • Award for Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training for 2014: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (Division 44) of the American Psychological Association
  • Top 25 Diversity Councils from National Association of Diversity Councils
  • Special Contribution Award from Department of Veterans Affairs

Selected Publications

Shipherd, J.C., Salters-Pedneault, K., & Fordiani, J. (2016). Evaluating post-deployment training for coping with intrusive cognition: A comparison of training approaches. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(11), 960-971.

Shipherd, J.C., Salters-Pedneault, K., & Matza, A. (2016). Intrusive cognitive content and post-deployment distress. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29(4), 301-308. doi: 10.1002/jts.22113

Shipherd, J.C. & Fordiani, J. (2015). The application of mindfulness in coping with intrusive thoughts cognitive and behavioral practice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22(4), 439-446. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2014.06.001

Dardis, C. M., Shipherd, J.C., & Iverson, K. M. (2016). Intimate partner violence among women veterans by sexual orientation. Women & Health. Online First doi: 10.1080/03630242.2016.1202884

Thordardottir, E., Hansdottir, I., Shipherd, J.C., Valdimarsdottir, U. A., Resnick, H., Elklit, A., Guomunsdottir, R. and Gudmundsdottir, B. (2016). Risk factors of posttraumatic stress symptoms among avalanche survivors: A 16 year follow-up. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204(4), 298-305. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000475

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