Brian James Stevenson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Brian Stevenson
85 E. Newton St


Dr. Brian J. Stevenson is a licensed psychologist and researcher for the VISN1 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the VA Bedford Healthcare System. Additionally, he serves as co-chair of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship, as well as co-director of the Program for Outpatient, Wellness, Engagement, & Recovery (POWER), a clinic providing outpatient services to veterans living with serious mental illness, as well as director of the Work & Recovery Lab. Dr. Stevenson’s clinical and research endeavors focus on improving vocational outcomes of individuals living with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, as well as the provision of recovery-oriented psychotherapy services. He recently received a 5-year VA Rehabilitation Research & Development (RR&D) Career Development Award-2 (CDA-2) to develop and test a novel vocational counseling intervention to augment transitional work services. Dr. Stevenson serves as a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance (TFSMI/SED) where he is involved in advocacy and policy work to enhance recovery services for individuals living with serious mental illness. Dr. Stevenson is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for Boston University School of Medicine as well as Adjunct Instructor of Counseling Psychology at Boston College.


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, PhD
  • San Jose State University, MA
  • University of California, Irvine, BA


  • Published on 7/18/2022

    Stevenson BJ, Calixte R, Mueller L. Recovery-oriented psychotherapy: Practical recommendations for psychologists in organized care settings. Psychol Serv. 2022 Jul 18. PMID: 35849363.

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  • Published on 5/7/2022

    Gorman JA, Chamberlin ES, Stevenson BJ, Calixte R, Crossman DM, Ahern ME, Mack J, Russo A, Federman EJ. Using Veterans Socials to Build a Community: Feasibility of the VOICES Intervention. Community Ment Health J. 2022 May 07. PMID: 35524906.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Stevenson BJ, Bakken S, Mueller L, Drebing CE. Why open access to vocational services in substance use treatment matters: Commentary on Cosottile and Defulio (2020). Psychol Addict Behav. 2022 Mar; 36(2):117-120. PMID: 35266785.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Mohsen MO, Speiser DE, Michaux J, Pak H, Stevenson BJ, Vogel M, Inchakalody VP, de Brot S, Dermime S, Coukos G, Bassani-Sternberg M, Bachmann MF. Bedside formulation of a personalized multi-neoantigen vaccine against mammary carcinoma. J Immunother Cancer. 2022 01; 10(1). PMID: 35017147.

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  • Published on 11/15/2021

    Arnaud M, Chiffelle J, Genolet R, Navarro Rodrigo B, Perez MAS, Huber F, Magnin M, Nguyen-Ngoc T, Guillaume P, Baumgaertner P, Chong C, Stevenson BJ, Gfeller D, Irving M, Speiser DE, Schmidt J, Zoete V, Kandalaft LE, Bassani-Sternberg M, Bobisse S, Coukos G, Harari A. Sensitive identification of neoantigens and cognate TCRs in human solid tumors. Nat Biotechnol. 2022 May; 40(5):656-660. PMID: 34782741.

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  • Published on 1/6/2021

    Stevenson BJ, Mueller L, Kelly MM, Rosenheck RA. Correlates of Obtaining Employment among Veterans Receiving Treatment for Severe PTSD in Specialized Intensive Programs. Psychiatr Q. 2021 09; 92(3):981-994. PMID: 33409927.

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  • Published on 1/7/2020

    Stevenson BJ. Psychotherapy for veterans navigating the military-to-civilian transition: A case study. J Clin Psychol. 2020 05; 76(5):896-904. PMID: 31909827.

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  • Published on 11/18/2019

    Newey A, Griffiths B, Michaux J, Pak HS, Stevenson BJ, Woolston A, Semiannikova M, Spain G, Barber LJ, Matthews N, Rao S, Watkins D, Chau I, Coukos G, Racle J, Gfeller D, Starling N, Cunningham D, Bassani-Sternberg M, Gerlinger M. Immunopeptidomics of colorectal cancer organoids reveals a sparse HLA class I neoantigen landscape and no increase in neoantigens with interferon or MEK-inhibitor treatment. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 11 18; 7(1):309. PMID: 31735170.

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  • Published on 3/1/2006

    Lingford-Hughes AR, Daglish MR, Stevenson BJ, Feeney A, Pandit SA, Wilson SJ, Myles J, Grasby PM, Nutt DJ. Imaging alcohol cue exposure in alcohol dependence using a PET 15O-H2O paradigm: results from a pilot study. Addict Biol. 2006 Mar; 11(1):107-15. PMID: 16759343.

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  • Published on 9/26/2005

    Davies SJ, Pandit SA, Feeney A, Stevenson BJ, Kerwin RW, Nutt DJ, Marshall EJ, Boddington S, Lingford-Hughes A. Is there cognitive impairment in clinically 'healthy' abstinent alcohol dependence? Alcohol Alcohol. 2005 Nov-Dec; 40(6):498-503. PMID: 16186142.

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