Katherine M. Iverson, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Katherine Iverson
72 E. Concord St Building A


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


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


  • 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 Feb 08. 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 Jan 10; 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. 2017 Nov 21; 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). 2017 Oct 05. PMID: 28981382.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    Iverson KM, Sayer NA, Meterko M, Stolzmann K, Suri P, Gormley K, Nealon Seibert M, Yan K, Pogoda TK. Intimate Partner Violence Among Female OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Who Were Evaluated for Traumatic Brain Injury in the Veterans Health Administration: A Preliminary Investigation. J Interpers Violence. 2017 Apr 01; 886260517702491. PMID: 29294714.

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