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Domenic Ciraulo, MD

Domenic Ciraulo, MD Professor and Chairman, Division of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center.Dr. Ciraulo has been Professor and Chairman of the Division of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-in Chief at Boston Medical Center since 1996. He leads a research team that studies alcoholism and addiction. Research support for his work has been provided by NIAAA, NIDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. His research in alcoholism and addiction has focused on medication development, the interaction of psychosocial therapy and medication therapy, neuroimaging, and clinical psychopharmacology.  He has served on several national committees, including FDA advisory panels, NIH scientific review groups, and the American Psychiatry Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Dr. Ciraulo has authored or co-authored more than one hundred fifty papers and book chapters and co-edited five books.  He is also a Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Lecturer in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Tufts University School of Medicine. He was formerly a Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts (1992-96). He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975 and was a psychiatric resident at the Institute of Living (1975-77) and Chief Resident of the Somatic Therapies Unit, Clinical Fellow Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center (1977-78).

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Janet Osterman, MD, Director Residency Training Program, Vice Chair of Education & Training, Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Osterman is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. She completed her training at Boston University School of Medicine Psychiatry Residency Program. Dr. Osterman’s first career was teaching public high school. She has a Masters of Science in Biology from Boston College with research in immunochemistry of breast cancer. Her areas of expertise are education and treatment of trauma related disorders and research in cross cultural psychiatry. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and member and Councilor of the Mass Psychiatric Society. In addition, she is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Massachusetts Medical Society.  She was awarded Educator of the Year for the 2008 Who’s Who award and was a finalist in the Parker J. Palmer award for Outstanding Residency Director.

Padraic Burns, MD

Padraic Burns, M.D. Dr. Burns has been trainee (child psychiatry & child development research) and faculty (clinical child psychiatry, child development research, mental retardation, and clinical adult outpatient psychiatry, and residency training) from 1962 to present.  He has also completed psychoanalytic training and carried a private practice in child and adult psychotherapy and adult psychoanalysis.  Throughout these years he has served as clinician,  researcher, and teacher in psychiatry in the medical school and as a teacher and supervisor in the adult psychiatry residency.  Dr. Burns current interests are primarily in the practice and teaching of psychotherapy in the adult psychiatry residency program.

John Renner, MD

John Renner, MD, Associate Director, Director of Addiction Fellowship ProgramDr. Renner is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, BUSM and Associate Chief of Psychiatry for the VA Boston Healthcare System.  He completed his psychiatric residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center.  He directs the substance abuse treatment program at the VA Outpatient Clinic, the site of our PGY III addiction psychiatry rotation.  He is also Associate Director of the BU Medical Center General Psychiatry Residency Program and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Residency.  Dr. Renner has written and lectured extensively on the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction and is a nationally recognized expert in the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.  He is currently a member of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Addiction Psychiatry and is Chairman of the APA Corresponding Committee on Training and Education in Addiction Psychiatry.  He is a member of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and a member of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Physician Health Service of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Isidore Berenbaum, MD, Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, School of Medicine. Dr. Berenbaum is specialty board certified in Psychosomatic Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry. Over the past 27 years Dr. Berenbaum has had research, administrative, and teaching interests with primary care medicine/pediatrics, oncology, geriatrics, and other medical/surgical specialties. He supervises fellows, residents, and BUMC medical students. Dr. Berenbaum also participates in BU School of Medicine admission and other varied committees.
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Paul Kaufman, MD, Associate Professor, Senior PsychoanalystDr. Kaufman attended Harvard College and received his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine in 1955. He completed his psychiatry residency at Mass. Memorial Hospitals (now Boston Medical Center) in 1959 and psychoanalytic training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute in 1969. He was for many years the Director of the Medical Student Program in Psychiatry at BUSM after being Chief of the Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison Service at then Mass. Memorial Hospitals. His current roles in the Psychiatry Residency Program are individual psychotherapy supervision, co-teaching the PGY4 Seminar on Advanced Psychotherapy and participating in the weekly PGY 3 Outpatient Psychotherapy Conference.
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Gregory Binus, MD Chief of Staff, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA.  My academic interests have centered around teaching and supervision of psychodynamic psychotherapy and a form of time limited psychotherapy using a model developed by Dr. James Mann.  As Chief of Staff and former Mental Health Service Line Manager at the Bedford VA I have a wealth of experience and a deep interest in administrative psychiatry and teach this in an elective up to twelve months in length . The elective includes hands on experience on the part of the resident and personal mentoring and didactics on administration provided by me. Dr. Binus received his psychiatric training at Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry and has over 30 years of resident and medical student teaching experience on the faculty of Boston University. He serves on the Division of Psychiatry Residency Training Committee, and provides an interview course for the PGY 1 and 2 residents at ENRMVH. He also leads a didactic session for 3rd year medical students on Personality Disorders during their clinical clerkship at that site. At the Medical School he teaches a 14 week course to the PGY 3 residents on the technique of Psychodynamically Based Time Limited Psychotherapy.
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Louis Vachon, MD

Louis Vachon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; psychoanalyst; Vice-Chair, BUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Associate Editor for the Clinical Research Times.Dr. Vachon: MD (’58) and psychiatry residency, Université de Montréal; joined BU as a Research Fellow in Psychosomatic Medicine (’62) and worked in the lab before being appointed as Director of Outpatient Psychiatry (‘78-‘85) and later as Chairman and Psychiatrist-in-Chief (‘85-‘96).  He is Board Certified in Psychiatry (‘77) and also a graduate from the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute (‘74) where he served as BPSI President (‘86-‘88).  He joined the IRB in’90.  Throughout his career, Dr. Vachon has remained involved in teaching psychiatry and particularly in providing supervision for psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy.  Dr. Vachon is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA (2003).
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Donald Gair, MD

Donald S. Gair, MD Professor EmeritusDr. Gair graduated from Harvard College (1945) and Harvard Medical School (1950). His general psychiatry residency training was completed at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital (1954) and his child psychiatry fellowship at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (1958) (same hospital, new name). He studied neurology at the National Hospital at Queens Square in London during the period of his general psychiatry residency (1953-1954). He was Clinical Director and later Superintendent of the Gaebler Children’s Center, the Massachusetts Dept of Mental Health state hospital for children under 16, from 1973 to 1989 and was Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine from 1983 to 1998. Dr. Gair currently consults to the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and teaches and supervises PGY3 residents during their Child/Adolescent Psychiatry rotation and also PGY4 residents on an elective basis.

Dan Shaw, MD

Dan Shaw, MD, Clinical Associate ProfessorDr. Shaw interned at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco followed by a residency (1967 to 1970) in psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Belmont MA. Since then, he has worked in community psychiatry and private practice. He was Director of the Ambulatory Psychiatry Service at the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center from 1987 to 1994. He has been a preceptor in the primary care residency program. He has taught in the Division of Psychiatry for the past 30 years and currently runs a journal club for the PGY3 and PGY4 residents. Currently he is site director for the PGY2 and PGY4 rotations in the Behavioral Health Clinic at Boston Medical Center. He directs the perinatal psychiatry program at Boston Medical Center, which provides an elective opportunity for PGY4 residents.

Karen Henley, MD

Karen M. Henley, MD, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of MedicineDr. Henley completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital in 1981. Dr. Henley completed a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison at Cambridge Hospital and a residency in psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, graduating in 1991. Dr. Henley also completed a fellowship in Psychotherapy at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Psychiatry. She has an interest in integrating psychiatric care with medical care. She works primarily in The Center for Infectious Disease Clinic and in the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Clinic at Boston Medical Center.

Arnold Robbins, MD

Arnold Robbins, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical PsychiatryDr. Robbins has worked in a variety of settings over the years eventually leading to important administrative positions.  He has spent much time studying and practicing psychotherapy, both psychodynamic as well as cognitive, with individuals, groups, couples, and families and as well worked with children and adolescents. He has worked with patients many years with sophisticated psychopharmacologic interventions.  He has done many years of group therapy and was the director of the group therapy program at BUSM for several years.  He has taught at Boston University and Tufts. He currently supervises the residents and works with a medical school group.

Ricardo Vela, MD

Ricardo Vela, MD Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.Dr. Vela is the site director for the PGY-3 Child Psychiatry Rotation and Course Director for the PGY-4 course “Advanced Psychiatric Neurobiology.”  Dr. Vela obtained his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and did his internship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He trained in general and child psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is board certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Vela has vast experience in psychiatric training and administration. He directed one of the largest child and adolescent outpatient clinical services in the USA for 15 years. He has also been director of residency training in the past. Dr. Vela has presented at numerous national and international meetings. His latest areas of interest are pediatric psychopharmacology, pediatric neuropsychiatry and the neuroanatomy of emotions and mental illness.

Heather Walter, MD, MPH

Heather Walter, MD, MPH Dr. Walter has been named Chief and Vice-Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at BMC and BUSM, respectively.  She also has been recommended for appointment as Professor of Psychiatry at BUSM.  Her areas of interest are comprehensive mental health programs in schools and mental health delivery systems for vulnerable, underserved children.  Dr. Walter previously was Medical Director for Psychiatric Outpatient Services at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  She currently is Chair of the Work Group on Quality Issues for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which develops national guidelines for the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry.
grodin Michael Grodin, M.D.,  Professor of Psychiatry, Health Law, Bioethics, Human Rights, Philosphy, Socio-Medical Sciences and Community Medicine, Co-Director Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Medical Ethicist Boston Medical Center.  Dr. Grodin is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed postdoctoral and fellowship training at UCLA and Harvard, and has been on the faculty of Boston University for the past 30 years. He has received 19 teaching awards including the Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a member of numerous national and international ethics and human rights committees and editorial boards. Dr. Grodin was the 2000 Julius Silberger Scholar and is an elected member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the American Psychoanalytic Association.  Named one of America’s Top Physicians, he has received 4 national Humanism in Medicine and Humanitarian Awards for “integrity, clinical excellence and compassion”, “outstanding humanism in medicine and integrity as a faulty member” and “compassion, empathy, respect and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families.” Dr. Grodin’s primary areas of interest include: trauma and resiliency, survivors of torture and refugee trauma, medicine and the holocaust, bioethics, and psychoanalysis.
 

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Douglas H. Hughes, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the Chair of the Clinical Curriculum for Boston University Medical School. He teaches several courses at that medical school and has won both local and national awards for his teaching. Dr. Hughes has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on setting up national guidelines around suicidal and violent behavior and more recently with the Department of Defense. He lectured extensively in Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Dr. Hughes was the column editor for Emergency Psychiatry in the APA journal of Psychiatric Services. He was a past president of the American Association of General Hospital Psychiatry and is also a past president of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry.
placeholder Charles Drebing, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine.  Dr. Drebing received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and completed a 2 year post-doctoral research fellowship in human neuropsychology at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.  He is a clinical neuropsychologist, an investigator in the New England Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC),  and is the Chief of Psychology at the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Medical Center.  The majority of his research has been focused on understanding and enhancing psychosocial rehabilitation interventions designed to help adults with co-morbid substance abuse and psychiatric disorders return to full lives in the community.  He has conducted a range of studies examining existing VA vocational rehabilitation services, how they are used by veterans, what factors predict their success or failure, and how their outcomes can be enhanced.  He has published over 50 articles, including a book for family members of adults with problem gambling, and several chapters on rehabilitation interventions  His most current research work includes studies of supported employment for veterans with PTSD, examination of peer support and peer provided supported education, new contingency management applications, and pathways-to-care studies of common VA rehabilitation interventions.

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Dr. Pannu Hayes is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, core faculty member of the Boston VA Neuroimaging Center, and staff psychologist at the National Center for PTSD, Boston VA Healthcare System. Dr. Pannu Hayes graduated with High Honors in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2000. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (specialization in Neuropsychology) from the University of Arizona in 2006. She specialized in neuroscience research of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during her joint-appointed postdoctoral fellowship at the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and Duke University Medical Center. She currently directs the Trauma Memory Laboratory, which is involved in NIH-funded study of functional changes in the brain associated with trauma memory and emotion regulation using fMRI. Her research program also includes applying sophisticated neuroimaging techniques to study neural changes after traumatic brain injury. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Pannu Hayes’ clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of TBI and PTSD in returning veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Lab website:Trauma Memory Lab
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Scott M. Hayes, Ph.D. Dr. Scott Hayes is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Director of Clinical Functional Imaging of the Neuroimaging Research Center at VA Boston Healthcare System, and core faculty member of the BU Memory Disorders Research Center.   Dr. Hayes graduated from Skidmore College (Biology, Psychology) and completed his doctoral work in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.  He completed an NRSA-funded cognitive neuroscience-clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University and the Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke University Medical Center. Using neuroimaging techniques such as structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), his research program focuses on 1) examining the neural underpinnings of episodic memory in healthy adults 2) elucidating age-related changes and individual differences in cognitive and brain function and 3) identifying patterns of neuroplasticity subsequent to intervention.  A licensed psychologist, Dr. Hayes clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, microvascular disease, and frontotemporal dementia, as well as amnesia.  Dr. Hayes can be contacted smhayes@bu.edu.Lab website:  www.bu.edu/brainlab

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Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Division of Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center. Dr. Stirman has been an Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychiatry and a Research Staff Psychologist at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD since 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She completed a predoctoral internship at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and an NRSA postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stirman’s research focuses on the long-term sustainability of evidence-based practices in public sector mental health settings, training and consultation, factors relating to treatment fidelity and modification, and the implementation of treatments for trauma and suicide prevention. Research support for her work has been provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.
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Danny G. Kaloupek, Ph.D., is Deputy Director of the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Associate Professor in both Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine.  Dr. Kaloupek’s areas of interest include research application of psychophysiological measurement and study of the health-related impact of traumatic stress.  Dr. Kaloupek is active in research collaborations with other Psychiatry faculty and contributes to the research training of BU-affiliated postdoctoral fellows.
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Sokolove[1] Robert L. Sokolove, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, and oversees the Behavioral Medicine programming for BMC’s Primary Care Center, including clinics in the Behavioral Management of Hypertension, the Behavioral Management of Chronic Pain, Smoking Cessation, and Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training. Additionally he provides Behavioral Sleep Medicine interventions for the Sleep Medicine Center, Behavioral Pain Management for the Pain Clinic, and Stress Reduction interventions in the Parkinson’s Disease Center, all within BMC’s Department of Neurology. Dr. Sokolove is also the clinician who provides pre-operative psychological assessment on all surgical candidates having Bariatric Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation implants, or Dorsal Column Stimulation implants. He came to BMC specifically to start a Behavioral Medicine Program within the Department of Medicine after a 15 year career as a professor of psychology at Boston University. His current research interests focus on the use of relaxation training with homeless and other public health populations as a supplement to standard Behavioral Medicine protocols. He is Core Faculty in the Primary Care Resident Training Program and supervises psychology interns placed in Behavioral Medicine at BMC

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Patricia A. Resick, Ph.D. is the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System.  She is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University. Dr. Resick received her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Over her career, she also served on the faculties of the University of South Dakota, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Dr. Resick has received grants from NIH, NIJ, CDC, SAMHSA, VA and DoD to provide services and conduct research on the effects of traumatic events, particularly on women, and to develop and test therapeutic interventions for PTSD. Specifically, she developed and tested Cognitive Processing Therapy, an effective short term treatment for PTSD and corollary symptoms. She has published four books and over 150 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Resick has served on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals; was on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies for six years including terms as Secretary and Vice-President and is now President. She has been a Board Member for the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (now ABCT) for two terms. She served as President during 2003-2004. Dr. Resick has received numerous awards for her research, including the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in the Field of PTSD, from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the 2009 Leadership Award by the Association for VA Psychologist Leaders. Since 2006 she has been leading a national VA initiative to disseminate Cognitive Processing Therapy throughout the country.
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Mark W. Miller, Ph.D. Dr. Mark W. Miller is a Clinical Research Psychologist in the Behavioral Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Boston University School of Medicine.  He received his B.A. in Psychology from the American University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. His research examines the influence of personality and genetics and on the etiology and expression of PTSD and its comorbidities and is supported by grants from NIMH and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Traumatic Stress and he serves on the editorials boards of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. He has a private forensic practice that focuses on PTSD-related matters in civil and criminal courts.
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Richard Pillard, MD Dr. Pillard is a professor of psychiatry.  He has published in the areas of psychopharmacology, sexual orientation, and Deaf language and culture.  His current interest is Addiction Psychiatry.  He supervises a rotation for Addiction Psychiatry Fellows.
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Glenn R. Trezza, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist at VA Boston Healthcare System’s Jamaica Plain Division and Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychiatry, serves as a senior clinical supervisor and administrator in the Psychology Training Program at VA Boston.   He is the consultation/liaison coordinator of the Substance Abuse Treatment Program and the mental health director of the Infectious Disease Clinic at the VA.  Dr. Trezza’s scholarly and clinical interests include psychology training issues, behavioral health aspects of HIV disease, substance abuse triage, LGBT issues, grief work, and sexual abuse survivor issues.
 
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placeholder Dawne Vogt, Ph.D., Dr. Vogt is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and Research Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Boston Healthcare System. One of her primary research interests is in deployment stressors associated with postdeployment health and well-being among military and veteran populations. Dr. Vogt is co-author of the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory (DRRI), a suite of scales for assessing key psychosocial risk and resilience factors among military and veteran populations. Dr. Vogt also has an interest in mental health stigma as it relates to health-care use and is PI of a large-scale study to examine stigma and other barriers to VA health-care use.
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Jennifer J. Vasterling, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, serves as the Chief of Psychology at VA Boston Healthcare System.  She is also a clinical investigator within the Behavioral Sciences Division of the VA National Center for PTSD.  Dr. Vasterling obtained her Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1988, subsequently completing pre- and post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine.  Previously appointed to the faculty of Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Vasterling functioned as the Associate Director of Research for the VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center until 2006.  Dr. Vasterling has served on the editorial boards of several journals, and currently serves on the board the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  Her research has centered on neurocognitive and emotional changes that accompany war-zone deployment and posttraumatic stress responses.  She is the lead editor of the sole book on the neuropsychology of PTSD and is an editor of a book addressing the mental health concerns of returning veterans.  Dr. Vasterling is the 2009 recipient of the American Psychological Association Trauma Psychology (Division 56) Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award.  Her recent work, currently funded as a multi-site VA Cooperative Studies program, involves longitudinal examination of neuropsychological and emotional outcomes of military deployment to Iraq.
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Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. is Professor and Vice Chairman in Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Psychology at Boston University. He is also the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at VA Boston Healthcare System and Director of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder’s Behavioral Science Division.The Past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Dr. Keane has published eleven edited volumes and over 225 articles on the assessment and treatment of PTSD. For the past 29 years the VA, the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have continuously supported his program of research on psychological trauma. His contributions to the field have been recognized by many honors including the Lifetime Achievement Award (2004) and the Robert Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement (1996) from ISTSS, a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholarship (1993-4), the Outstanding Researcher in Behavior Therapy Award from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (2004), the Outstanding Research Contributions Award (2000) and the Distinguished Service Award (2002) from the American Psychological Association and the Weisband Distinguished Alumnus Award (1998) from Binghamton University (SUNY) where he received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1978. Dr. Keane is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He has consulted, lectured, and conducted workshops internationally on topics related to psychological trauma. His current work and interests are in the development of a nationally representative registry of PTSD Patients and the construction of an internet based treatment program for returning war veterans with risky alcohol use and war trauma symptoms.
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Barbara (Wolfsdorf) Kamholz, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1998 from the University of Miami. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Boston Consortium and an NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship in combined treatment outcome research at Brown University. In 2000, she returned to VA Boston. Dr. Kamholz’s primary research interests include emotion regulation and the assessment ant treatment of co-occurring disorders (depression, PTSD, substance abue).  She and her collaborators have been funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, NIDA, NIMH, and NIAAA to study these issues. Dr. Kamholz is currently Associate Director, Outpatient Mental Health Services for VA Boston HCS and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University.
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marx Brian P. Marx, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and staff psychologist at the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Marx graduated with Honors in Psychology from Boston University in 1989. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1996. Dr. Marx is an expert in behavior therapy, PTSD assessment, and the effects of trauma. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. His research interests include the association between PTSD and functional impairment, PTSD and memory, identifying risk factors for posttraumatic difficulties and developing brief, efficacious treatments for PTSD. Currently, his research is funded by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
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Suzanne Pineles, PhD. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Clinical psychologist, Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD-WHSD), VA Boston Healthcare System.  Dr. Pineles received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University and completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship with the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology. Her primary research interests are in the areas of cognitive, physiological and neurobiological processes involved in maintaining posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is currently funded to examine how menstrual cycle affects startle, sensory gating, and fear conditioning in women with PTSD.
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CKPicturescan Conan Kornetsky, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology. Dr. Kornetsky is the director of the only animal laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry.  His interests include the role of the brain reward system in the addiction liability of various addicting drugs, the effects of deep brain stimulation on the self-administration of abuse substances in the rat and the interaction between the brain reward system and the brain pain system. This research, thus far, suggests the possibility that there may be an endogenous opiate antagonist. If such an antagonist exists it may play an important role in the perception of pain and the development of analgesic drugs based on the control of one’s own endogenous opioids.
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Subimal Datta, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Datta received his doctorate in Human Physiology and Neurobiology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1986. He completed his postdoctoral joint-training in neurobiology at the Laval University School of Medicine and in the Harvard Medical School (1987-1990). Prior to arriving at Boston University School of Medicine in 1996, Dr. Datta was an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School. Professor Datta is the Director of Sleep and Cognitive Neuroscience research Laboratories and an Associate Director of the Clinical Sleep training program at Boston University School of Medicine. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the neurobiology of sleep and cognitive neuroscience. Dr. Datta is Principle investigator on two NIH (NINDS and NIMH) and an industry funded research grants. His research focuses primarily on studies of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sleep, sleep-dependent memory processing, and generalized anxiety disorders using state-of-the-art combined anatomical, behavioral, physiological, pharmacological, and molecular methodological approaches. Dr. Datta has been the recipient of several national and international research awards. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Sleep and Frontiers in Neuroscience and serves on the editorial board of several additional professional journals. He serves regularly in the review committees of several national and international scientific funding agencies. He also serves in different administrative committees and interviews MD/PhD students at BUSM. Dr. Datta is also affiliated with the department of Neurobiology where he teaches basic neuroscience and with the department of Neurology where he teaches in the clinical sleep training program.
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Gary B. Kaplan, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine, serves as the Director of the Mental Health Service and Chief of Psychiatry at VA Boston Healthcare System. His clinical and pre-clinical and research focus is within the neurobiology and neuropharmacology of addiction, schizophrenia, and conditioned fear.  His research specifically examines conditioned drug reward and its extinction and is published in journals of neuroscience and pharmacology. Dr. Kaplan currently serves on the editorial board the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.  His national role in psychiatry has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association where he was conferred as a Distinguished Fellow.  He is the lead author of a text for the American Psychiatric Press Inc. for psychiatric clinicians and residents entitled Brain Circuitry and Signaling in Psychiatry which examines the functional circuitry and neurochemical pathways in psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University College of Medicine (Hahnemann). His residency training in Psychiatry and post-doctoral research training in Pharmacology were at Tufts University School of Medicine.
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R. Keith Shaw, Ph.D. Dr. Shaw is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Boston University School of Medicine), and serves as the Internship Director of the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology and Assistant Chief of Psychology at VA Boston Healthcare System.  He has served on the national level as a member of the Executive Committee of the VA Psychology Training Council (VAPTC), since its inception in 2008.  Dr. Shaw served as director of VA Boston’s Center for Returning Veterans (OEF/OIF), from its creation in 2005 until 2008, and his clinical work activities have been entirely focused upon returning combat veterans.  Prior to 2003, Dr. Shaw worked for 19 years in Missouri’s public mental health system, as the clinical director of a psychiatric hospital and in various other hospital, interagency, and regional mental health leadership roles.  Those prior roles included being a psychology department director and involvement in the creation of another psychology internship consortium.  His interests include barriers to care in mental health for returning combat veterans, community psychology, interventions with families, and systems of care in mental health services.
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knapp Clifford Knapp, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor; Clinical Pharmacologist with Boston University Psychiatry Associates Clinical Studies Unit. Dr. Knapps current interests include research in the areas of medication development for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, deep brain stimulation for the management of these disorders, and the interaction between brain areas in the mediation of pain. .Current research focuses on the role of anticonvulsants in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Additional research in the effects of stimulation of brain reward areas on responses to painful stimuli produced by the activation brain pain pathways
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placeholder Barbara L. Niles, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral at Boston University School of Medicine.  Her research focuses on the promotion of health-enhancing behaviors such as exercise and mindfulness meditation in traumatized individuals.  Dr. Niles has active research collaborations with other Psychiatry faculty and contributes to the research training of BU-affiliated postdoctoral fellows.  In addition, she provides direct clinical training of psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows in the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology.
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placeholder Deborah J. Brief, Ph.D. is the Section Chief for Substance Abuse Treatment Services in VA Boston Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University. Dr. Brief received her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1984 and completed an NIAAA post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in 1987. She is a clinical supervisor and faculty member in the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program and the VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Brief’s research has focused on evaluating the effectiveness of psychosocial and pharmacological treatment interventions for alcohol and drug dependence, and co-occurring substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder. Most recently she has begun to research the effectiveness of web-based interventions to address problem drinking and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in returning veterans. Her research has been funded by NIAAA, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and the VA.
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John D. Otis, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of Medical Student Education for Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Otis completed his doctoral training in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center in 2000, specializing in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain. He completed his internship and post-doctoral training at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He is currently the Director of Pain Research at the VA Boston Healthcare System where he directs clinical and research programs in pain management. His areas of expertise are Health Psychology and the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to pain management. His research interests include the development of effective treatments for veterans with comorbid chronic pain and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Rose Zimering, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine is the Director, Mental Health Outpatient Services at VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Zimering received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University. Her research interests are in risk and resilience following traumatic exposure and her current NIMH funded research examines development of PTSD and substance use in firefighters. Additional research interests include assessment of secondary or indirect trauma exposure and developing behavioral health programs for emergency responders.
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Fredman-1cropped 2 Steffany Fredman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.  Dr. Fredman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received the Wallach Award for Outstanding Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology.  She also received an NIMH-funded National Research Service Award (NRSA) to conduct her dissertation and related research on individual psychopathology within a couples and family context.  Dr. Fredman completed her doctoral internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology and her postdoctoral training at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the VA National Center for PTSD.  She has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the topic of couple-based treatment approaches to individual psychopathology and has provided numerous trainings to mental health professionals both within and outside of VA on couple therapy for anxiety disorders, most recently with a focus on posttraumatic stress disorder.  Dr. Fredman currently serves as Project Director and site Principal Investigator of an NIMH-funded treatment development study to evaluate cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD (CBCT for PTSD; PI: C. Monson) being conducted at BUSM and the National Center for PTSD and is the co-author of a therapist treatment manual for CBCT for PTSD.
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sloan Denise M. Sloan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine and Associate Director, Education, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Sloan received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her internship in the health psychology track at Rush University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Emotion and Attention, University of Florida. Her current research focus is on emotion and psychopathology, with a specific interest in emotional processes in traumatic stress disorders, and integration of methods to assess and treat emotional disturbances related to traumatic stress. She has received funding for her work from several organizations, including the National Institute for Mental Health and the Department of Defense. Dr. Sloan is a member of several editorial board including Behavior Therapy and Psychosomatic Medicine.
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Gabrielle Liverant

Gabrielle Liverant, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine, Staff Psychologist, General Mental Health and Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinics, VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Liverant received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University where she trained at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.  She completed a predoctoral internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  Dr. Liverant’s research focuses on emotion reactivity and regulation dysfunction in depression and related emotional disorders.  She is the recipient of a VA Career Development Award examining the utility of emotion regulation strategies in unipolar depression.
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placeholder DeAnna L. Mori, Ph.D. Dr. Mori is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of Medical Psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University and completed her internship at the Boston VA. Dr. Mori provides clinical services and supervises psychology interns post-doctoral fellows, and has an active clinical research program. Her clinical interests include psychological adjustment in chronic illness, pre-surgical treatment decision making, and facilitating patient access and patient adherence with medical regimens and healthy behaviors. Dr. Mori’s research interests include using telehealth interventions to enhance behavioral compliance and promoting physical activity in medical populations. Her work has been funded by both the VA and NIH.  Dr. Mori has been supervising and mentoring graduate students, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows in behavioral medicine assessment, treatment and research for 20 years.
placeholder Allison Collins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.  She is a staff psychologist at the VA Boston Healthcare System and is the VA Boston MOVE! Weight Management Program Coordinator.  She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and industrial/organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University.  Dr.  Collins completed a predoctoral internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology and completed her postdoctoral fellowship training at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  Her areas of expertise are in health psychology and weight management.  She provides clinical training to psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows and is engaged in ongoing MOVE! weight management program development and evaluation, including development of the VA Boston interdisciplinary bariatric surgery program.  Her research interests are in the areas of health promotion, weight management and telehealth.  She is currently funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
placeholder Erin Scott Daly, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine.  Dr. Daly is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College and received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Temple University.  Dr. Daly serves as the Director of the Center for Returning Veterans (CRV) within the VA Boston Healthcare System. The CRV is a mental health clinic focused on the re-adjustment and mental health needs of returning service members from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  Dr. Daly oversees pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training opportunities within the CRV, and also provides clinical supervision to psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows.
placeholder Melissa S. Wattenberg, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist at VA Boston Healthcare System, where she runs programs for Seriously Mentally Ill Veterans and Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.    She has published and conducted workshops on group therapy for PTSD, and contributed to the development of Present-Centered Group Therapy for PTSD.   She is Program Manager for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, a program she co-initiated through a VA clinical grant.  Dr. Wattenberg’s doctorate is from University of Illinois at Chicago.   She completed her Psychology Internship at Yale-affiliated West Haven Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Connecticut.   She is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and offers education and supervision at VA Boston on Serious Mental Illness and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Brett Litz Brett Litz, Ph.D.is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology.  Dr. Litz is also the Director of the Mental Health Core of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiological Research and Information Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  Dr. Litz is principal investigator on various research projects funded by the Department of Defense and the NIMH.  Dr. Litz is internationally recognized as an expert on military trauma and early intervention for trauma and traumatic loss and devotes his career to evaluating the mental health outcomes associated with military deployments across the lifespan, the assessment and treatment of PTSD using Telehealth approaches, with an emphasis on early intervention for combat and operational trauma and loss. Dr. Litz’s recent work entails evaluations of the psychological and social impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars chiefly among active-duty military personnel as well the development and testing of novel primary prevention, pre-clinical, and clinical intervention strategies for service members.  He has over 200 publications and has authored two books. Dr. Litz is a fellow in the American Psychopathological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and he is a member of the Psychological Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board.  He has also been a member of various special committees sponsored by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the National Institute of Mental Health.
meike Mieke Verfaellie, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the BU Memory Disorders Research Center. She is also a Research Career Scientist at VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Verfaellie received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1986, and following several years of predoctoral research training at the University of Florida, completed postdoctoral training at VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine. Her research aims to elucidate the cognitive and neural bases of various forms of human memory, through the study of patients with memory disorders as well as individuals with intact memory. In addition to the study of patients with selective amnesia, her current research extends to other clinical populations in whom memory impairment is one of the presenting complaints, such as individuals who suffered cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury. Her research is funded through the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Verfaellie is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. She serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, and Journal of Memory and Language.
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Psychiatry Picture 1A Dr. Kimberly A. Leite-Morris, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychiatry and Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine and directs a neurochemistry and behavioral neuroscience laboratory at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  Dr. Leite-Morris’ primary research interests are in determining the neurochemical mechanisms that underlie the anticipation, intense “craving” and repeated consumption of ethanol and substance abuse.  She has established a rodent model of ethanol-self administration paired with current methods of in vivo microdialysis that procedurally separates and quantifies neurotransmitter levels during the different elements of the addiction process.  Her methods incorporate a pharmacological approach utilizing novel therapeutic agents including novel positive allosteric modulators of the GABA receptor that culminate in alterations of dopamine, GABA and glutamate.  Dr. Leite-Morris has established a behavioral phenotyping laboratory at the VABHS to examine fear conditioning and stress as they relate to alcohol-directed behaviors in genetically modified mice.Dr. Leite-Morris’ collaborative projects include opiate reward and extinction, fear conditioning, and alcohol and substance abuse in penetrating brain injury and shock wave.  Dr. Leite-Morris received her doctorate from the University of Rhode Island in the Department of Biochemisty and Molecular Genetics and completed her NIAAA NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies where she remains an Affiliate Faculty member.  She is supported by a grant from NIAAA.  Interested students can contact Dr. Leite-Morris at kleitemo@bu.edu.
image002 Sigmund Hough, Ph.D., ABPP is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hough received his college degree from Columbia College, master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. As Clinical Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist, he holds ABPP board specialization in Rehabilitation Psychology, is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology, registered as a National Health Care Provider in Psychology, and licensed in Massachusetts and Maine. Previously, he has served in the capacity of Clinical Director and Director of Psychological Services at private rehabilitation facilities, case reviewer for a nationwide managed care company, and clinical service provider in both the public and private sector. He serves as Training Site Reviewer for the American Psychological Association and CARF Surveyor, conducting accreditation site visits nationwide for Medical Rehabilitation Division.  He is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Journal Editor of Sexuality and Disability. Recipient of 2004 Clinical Performance Award from The American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers and 2005 Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Training from The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).  Research interests are at the interface of neurological injury, rehabilitation, sexuality, ethnicity and individual differences, and adjustment to life events. National conference presentations and publications have included topics related to accreditation and training, brain injury, spinal cord injury/disorders, and sexuality. Current Treasurer and Board Member of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society and Governance Board Member and President of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals- Psychologist and Social Workers Section.
Martha Vibbert, Ph.D. Dr. Vibbert is Director of the SPARK Center, a community program of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center.    She is a licensed clinical psychologist whose clinical and research interests focus on the neurodevelopmental sequelae of chronic illness in childhood; behavioral and emotional complications of HIV/AIDS; and parent-infant mental health.  Dr. Vibbert collaborates with international partners on various ‘knowledge exchange’ and intervention projects related to HIV/AIDS and vulnerable children in under-resourced countries.
placeholder Erin Winters Ulloa, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and a clinical psychologist in the Medical Psychology service and Behavioral Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  Dr. Ulloa completed her doctoral training at the University of South Florida, a predoctoral internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Boston Healthcare System.   Her clinical interests are the area of behavioral medicine with a specific focus in psycho-oncology.  Her research interests include medical treatment decision making and the relationship between trauma symptoms and health outcomes.  Dr. Ulloa is also involved in the clinical training of psychology interns in the Medical Psychology rotation at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology.
Vujanovic_photo Anka A. Vujanovic, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and Staff Research Psychologist at the National Center for PTSD – Behavioral Science Division at VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Vujanovic received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont in 2009, upon completing the pre-doctoral internship training program at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Vujanovic’s research program focuses on the examination of cognitive-affective and behavioral risk and maintenance factors related to PTSD and co-occurring posttraumatic stress and substance use disorders.Lab Website: http://www.bu.edu/teal/
P1000033 Phillip M. Kleespies, Ph.D. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine. As a Clinical Psychologist in the VA Boston Healthcare System, Dr. Kleespies  has specialized in clinical work and training in the evaluation and management of  patients who are at risk of such behavioral emergencies as suicidal behavior, violence, and victimization. His research interests have included the development of a database for the study of self-injurious and suicidal behavior in veterans and the impact of patient suicide and suicidal behavior on the treating clinician. In 2009, he received a Career Achievement Award from the Section on Clinical Emergencies and Crises, Section VII of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12). He has also been recognized with the Outstanding Supervisor Award by the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology Internship Class of 2008-2009. He has numerous publications and presentations on behavioral emergencies and related topics including the ethics of end-of-life care. He is a member of the VA Boston Ethics Case Consultation Team, the VA Boston Preventive Ethics Committee, and the VA Boston Palliative Care Consult Team.  Dr. Kleespies is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA). He was the founding President of the Section on Clinical Emergencies and Crises, Section VII of APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology, and he remains involved with the Section as Chair of its Advisory Board.

 

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