Sarah E. Valentine, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Sarah Valentine


Sarah Valentine is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at BUSM and Clinical Psychologist at BMC. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University, and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Valentine’s research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring disorders among underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees, sexual orientation and gender minority populations, and criminal justice involved youth. Her clinical research projects focus on reducing health disparities through the development, implementation, and dissemination of treatments that dually address minority stress factors (e.g., discrimination, stigma, and access barriers) and mental health symptoms. Dr. Valentine recently received an NIMH-funded K23 grant that aims to optimize a brief cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD for use in primary care.


  • Suffolk University, PhD


  • Published on 11/26/2018

    Youn SJ, Valentine SE, Patrick KA, Baldwin M, Chablani-Medley A, Aguilar Silvan Y, Shtasel DL, Marques L. Practical solutions for sustaining long-term academic-community partnerships. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2018 Nov 26. PMID: 30475057.

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  • Published on 3/28/2018

    Valentine SE, Shipherd JC. A systematic review of social stress and mental health among transgender and gender non-conforming people in the United States. Clin Psychol Rev. 2018 Dec; 66:24-38. PMID: 29627104.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Pantalone DW, Valentine SE, Woodward EN, O’Cleirigh C. Syndemic indicators predict poor medication adherence and increased health care utilization for urban HIV-Positive men who have sex with men. J Gay Lesb Ment Health. 2018; 22(1):71-87.

  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Youn S, Valentine SE, Patrick KA, Baldwin M, Chablani-Medley A, Aguilar Silvan Y, Shtasel DL, Marques L. Practical solutions for sustaining long-term academic-community partnerships. Psychotherapy. 2018; [in press] doi: 10.1037/pst00.

  • Published on 7/18/2017

    Valentine SE, Peitzmeier SM, King DS, O'Cleirigh C, Marquez SM, Presley C, Potter J. Disparities in Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence Among Transgender/Gender Nonconforming and Sexual Minority Primary Care Patients. LGBT Health. 2017 Aug; 4(4):260-267. PMID: 28719246.

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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Nobles CJ, Valentine SE, Zepeda ED, Ahles EM, Shtasel DL, Marques L. Usual Course of Treatment and Predictors of Treatment Utilization for Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 May; 78(5):e559-e566. PMID: 28570794.

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  • Published on 3/23/2017

    Pantalone DW, Valentine SE, Jackson MA, Andrasik MP, Simoni JM. Partner Abuse Among HIV-Positive Sexual Minority Men: "That Was All I Deserved . . ." Qual Health Res. 2017 Sep; 27(11):1713-1724. PMID: 28799477.

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  • Published on 1/23/2017

    Valentine SE, Nobles CJ, Gerber MW, Vaewsorn A, Shtasel DL, Marques L. The association of posttraumatic stress disorder and chronic medical conditions by ethnicity. J Lat Psychol. 2017 Aug; 5(3):227-241. PMID: 28944108.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Jackson MA, Valentine SE, Woodward EN, Pantalone DW. Secondary victimization of sexual minority men following disclosure of sexual assault: “Victimizing me all over again…”. Sex Res Social Policy. 2017; 14(3):275-288.

  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Valentine SE, Gefter JR, Bankoff SM, Rood BA, Pantalone DW. A mixed-methods analysis of feminist beliefs and feminist identity development among college women survivors of gender-based violence. J Aggress Maltreat Trauma. 2017; 26(7):772-791.

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