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 10/29/2018

    Maskin RM, Iverson KM, Vogt D, Smith BN. Associations between intimate partner violence victimization and employment outcomes among male and female post-9/11 veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2018 Oct 29. PMID: 30372099.

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  • Published on 6/7/2018

    Portnoy GA, Haskell SG, King MW, Maskin R, Gerber MR, Iverson KM. Accuracy and Acceptability of a Screening Tool for Identifying Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration among Women Veterans: A Pre-Implementation Evaluation. Womens Health Issues. 2018 Sep - Oct; 28(5):439-445. PMID: 29885901.

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  • Published on 5/31/2018

    Amara JH, Stolzmann KL, Iverson KM, Pogoda TK. Predictors of Employment Status in Male and Female Post-9/11 Veterans Evaluated for Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2018 May 31. PMID: 29863619.

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  • Published on 5/30/2018

    Dardis CM, Dichter ME, Iverson KM. Empowerment, PTSD and revictimization among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Psychiatry Res. 2018 08; 266:103-110. PMID: 29859496.

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  • Published on 5/30/2018

    Huston JC, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Associations between healthcare use and disordered eating among female veterans. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 Aug; 51(8):978-983. PMID: 29846012.

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  • Published on 2/8/2018

    Dichter ME, Sorrentino AE, Haywood TN, Bellamy SL, Medvedeva E, Roberts CB, Iverson KM. Women's Healthcare Utilization Following Routine Screening for Past-Year Intimate Partner Violence in the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun; 33(6):936-941. PMID: 29423623.

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  • Published on 1/10/2018

    Iverson KM, Sorrentino AE, Bellamy SL, Grillo AR, Haywood TN, Medvedeva E, Roberts CB, Dichter ME. Adoption, penetration, and effectiveness of a secondary risk screener for intimate partner violence: Evidence to inform screening practices in integrated care settings. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018 Mar - Apr; 51:79-84. PMID: 29353128.

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  • Published on 11/28/2017

    Dichter ME, Sorrentino A, Bellamy S, Medvedeva E, Roberts CB, Iverson KM. Disproportionate Mental Health Burden Associated With Past-Year Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Receiving Care in the Veterans Health Administration. J Trauma Stress. 2017 Dec; 30(6):555-563. PMID: 29193289.

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  • Published on 11/21/2017

    Bartlett BA, Iverson KM, Mitchell KS. Intimate partner violence and disordered eating among male and female veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2018 02; 260:98-104. PMID: 29179017.

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  • 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). 2018 03; 27(3):238-244. PMID: 28981382.

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