Katherine M. Iverson, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Katherine Iverson
72 E. Concord St Building A

Biography

Dr. Iverson is an Associate 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 a Core 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 and effectively implement best practices for the detection, 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 interventions, with an eye toward reducing risk for future victimization. Dr. Iverson also has interest in improving enhancing the reach of effective psychosocial treatments in routine care, particularly for individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as interpersonal violence and traumatic brain injury. Enhancing the adoption, reach, and maintenance of evidence-based practices is a research priority, particularly for low resource settings and vulnerable populations.

Dr. Iverson is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Her recent work, currently funded by a VA HSR&D involves studies evaluating a new brief counseling intervention for women who experience IPV (RISE: Recovering from IPV through Strengths and Empowerment) and preliminary implementation of RISE in VA. Dr. Iverson is also collaborating on research to evaluate the implementation impact and clinical effectiveness of IPV screening programs in primary care.

Other Positions

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

Education

  • University of Nevada, Reno, PhD
  • University of Nevada, Reno, MA
  • University of Notre Dame, BA

Publications

  • Published on 9/2/2021

    Galovski TE, Werner KB, Weaver TL, Morris KL, Dondanville KA, Nanney J, Wamser-Nanney R, McGlinchey G, Fortier CB, Iverson KM. Massed cognitive processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in women survivors of intimate partner violence. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Sep 02. PMID: 34472941.

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  • Published on 6/21/2021

    Sienkiewicz ME, Iverson KM, Smith BN, Mitchell KS. Associations between eating disorder symptoms, employment status, and occupational functioning among female veterans. Eat Behav. 2021 08; 42:101536. PMID: 34182295.

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  • Published on 6/15/2021

    Fortier CB, Beck BM, Werner KB, Iverson KM, Kim S, Currao A, Fonda JR, Galovski TE. The Boston Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury-Lifetime Semistructured Interview for Assessment of TBI and Subconcussive Injury Among Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence of Research Utility and Validity. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2021 Jun 15. PMID: 34145160.

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  • Published on 6/10/2021

    Iverson KM, Danitz SB, Driscoll M, Vogt D, Hamilton AB, Gerber MR, Wiltsey Stirman S, Shayani DR, Suvak MK, Dichter ME. Recovering from intimate partner violence through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Development, pilot testing, and refinement of a patient-centered brief counseling intervention for women. Psychol Serv. 2021 Jun 10. PMID: 34110870.

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  • Published on 3/1/2021

    Adjognon OL, Brady JE, Gerber MR, Dichter ME, Grillo AR, Hamilton AB, Stirman SW, Iverson KM. Getting Routine Intimate Partner Violence Screening Right: Implementation Strategies Used in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Primary Care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Mar-Apr; 34(2):346-356. PMID: 33833003.

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  • Published on 2/19/2021

    Galovski TE, Werner KB, Iverson KM, Kaplan S, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Currao A, Salat D, McGlinchey RE. A Multi-Method Approach to a Comprehensive Examination of the Psychiatric and Neurological Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence in Women: A Methodology Protocol. Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:569335. PMID: 33679466.

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  • Published on 1/8/2021

    Dichter ME, Ogden SN, Tuepker A, Iverson KM, True G. Survivors' Input on Health Care-Connected Services for Intimate Partner Violence. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 Jan 08. PMID: 33416430.

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  • Published on 11/18/2020

    Portnoy GA, Iverson KM, Haskell SG, Czarnogorski M, Gerber MR. A Multisite Quality Improvement Initiative to Enhance the Adoption of Screening Practices for Intimate Partner Violence Into Routine Primary Care for Women Veterans. Public Health Rep. 2021 Jan/Feb; 136(1):52-60. PMID: 33207128.

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  • Published on 8/13/2020

    Portnoy GA, Colon R, Gross GM, Adams LJ, Bastian LA, Iverson KM. Patient and provider barriers, facilitators, and implementation preferences of intimate partner violence perpetration screening. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Aug 13; 20(1):746. PMID: 32791967.

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  • Published on 6/30/2020

    Rossi FS, Shankar M, Buckholdt K, Bailey Y, Israni ST, Iverson KM. Trying Times and Trying Out Solutions: Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Support for Women Veterans During COVID-19. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 09; 35(9):2728-2731. PMID: 32607932.

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