Katherine M. Iverson, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Katherine Iverson
72 E. Concord St Building A

Biography

Dr. Iverson is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and Clinical Research Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System. In addition, she is an investigator at the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research. Dr. Iverson obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008, subsequently completing post-doctoral training in clinical psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Iverson’s program of research aims to identify best practices for the detection, assessment, treatment, and prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV) within VA and other health care settings. Her work evaluates the clinical utility of IPV screening and counseling procedures, with an eye toward reducing risk for future victimization. Dr. Iverson also has interest in improving health care coordination and psychosocial treatment for individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as interpersonal violence and traumatic brain injury. She collaborates with several VA/BU colleagues on studies evaluating the treatment experiences and needs of veterans who have experienced TBI. She also serves as Co-Chair for the Gender and Trauma Special Interest Group of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies as well as the VA HSR&D Women’s Health Research Networks’ Special Interest Group on IPV.

Dr. Iverson is a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Her recent work, currently funded by a VA HSR&D Career Development Award, involves several studies focused on implementation of IPV screening and response practices within VA.

Other Positions

  • Clinical Research Psychologist, Women's Health Sciences Division, VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, PhD
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, MA
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA

Publications

  • Published on 10/5/2017

    Gerber MR, King MW, Iverson KM, Pineles SL, Haskell SG. Association Between Mental Health Burden and Coronary Artery Disease in U.S. Women Veterans Over 45: A National Cross-Sectional Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Oct 05. PMID: 28981382.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/23/2017

    Arditte Hall KA, Bartlett BA, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Military-related trauma is associated with eating disorder symptoms in male veterans. Int J Eat Disord. 2017 Nov; 50(11):1328-1331. PMID: 28940217.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Iverson KM, Vogt D, Maskin RM, Smith BN. Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Associated Implications for Health and Functioning Among Male and Female Post-9/11 Veterans. Med Care. 2017 Sep; 55 Suppl 9 Suppl 2:S78-S84. PMID: 28806369.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/6/2017

    Arditte Hall KA, Bartlett BA, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Eating Disorder Symptoms in Female Veterans: The Role of Childhood, Adult, and Military Trauma Exposure. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Jul 06. PMID: 28682107.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/5/2017

    Suri P, Stolzmann K, Iverson KM, Williams R, Meterko M, Yan K, Gormley K, Pogoda TK. Associations Between Traumatic Brain Injury History and Future Headache Severity in Veterans: A Longitudinal Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Nov; 98(11):2118-2125.e1. PMID: 28483652.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Amoroso T, Iverson KM. Acknowledging the Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Veterans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2017 Apr; 205(4):318-323. PMID: 28350782.

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  • Published on 2/10/2017

    Dichter ME, Haywood TN, Butler AE, Bellamy SL, Iverson KM. Intimate Partner Violence Screening in the Veterans Health Administration: Demographic and Military Service Characteristics. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jun; 52(6):761-768. PMID: 28209282.

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  • Published on 1/12/2017

    Iverson KM, Dardis CM, Pogoda TK. Traumatic brain injury and PTSD symptoms as a consequence of intimate partner violence. Compr Psychiatry. 2017 Apr; 74:80-87. PMID: 28126481.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/14/2016

    Dardis CM, Amoroso T, Iverson KM. Intimate partner stalking: Contributions to PTSD symptomatology among a national sample of women veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Aug; 9(Suppl 1):67-73. PMID: 27414469.

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  • Published on 6/20/2016

    Dardis CM, Shipherd JC, Iverson KM. Intimate partner violence among women veterans by sexual orientation. Women Health. 2017 Aug; 57(7):775-791. PMID: 27322372.

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