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Katherine M. Iverson, PhD


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Katherine M. Iverson, PhD

Portrait of Kate Iverson, PhD

Clinical Research Psychologist

Women's Health Sciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Psychiatry


  • Boston University, Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010
  • Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, VA Boston Healthcare System, 2008
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2008
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Clinical Psychology, MA, 2005
  • University of Notre Dame, Psychology, BA, 2002

Expertise and Interests

  • Women's mental health following potentially traumatic events (e.g., intimate partner violence, traumatic brain injury)
  • Intimate partner violence detection, treatment, and prevention
  • Reducing risk for revictimization
  • Coordination of care

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of VA Psychologist Leaders

Awards and Honors

  • VA/NIMH Implementation Research Institute (IRI) Fellow (2016-2018)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers - 2014
  • Career Development Award (2012-2016), Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Services
  • Lynne Stevens Research Award, Boston University School of Medicine

Selected Publications

Iverson, K. M., Wiltsey Stirman, S., Street, A. E., Gerber, M. R., Carpenter, L. S., Dichter, M.E., Bair-Merritt, M., & Vogt, D. (2016). Female Veterans' preferences for counseling related to intimate partner violence: Informing patient-centered interventions. General Hospital Psychiatry, 40, 33-38.

Iverson, K. M., & Pogoda, T. K. (2015). Traumatic brain injury among women Veterans: An invisible wound of intimate partner violence. Medical Care, 53, 112-119.

Iverson, K.M., Litwack, S.D., Pineles, S.L., Suvak, M.S., Vaughn, R., & Resick, P.A. (2013). Predictors of intimate partner violence revictimization: The relative impact of distinct PTSD symptoms, dissociation and coping strategies. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 102-110. doi:

Iverson, K. M., King, M. W., Resick, P. A., Gerber, M. R., Kimerling, R., & Vogt, D. (2013). Clinical utility of an intimate partner violence screening tool for female VHA patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28, 1288-1293.

Iverson, K.M., Gradus, J.L, Resick, P.A., Suvak, M.K, Smith, K.F, & Monson, C.M. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD reduces risk for intimate partner violence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 193-202. doi:

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