Tara Ellen Galovski, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Tara Galovski
617.638.4934
150 S Huntington Avenue

Biography

Tara Galovski, PhD, Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System, has joined the faculty as associate professor of psychiatry.

Dr. Galovski is a researcher in the field of trauma recovery. She focuses on the development and testing of Cognitive Processing Therapy for survivors of interpersonal assault, combat, community violence and motor vehicle accidents suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In her work with civilians, veterans and law enforcement, she has investigated the impact of gender differences, chronicity of trauma, type of trauma and the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders on the development and maintenance of PTSD as well as the recovery from PTSD. Her research interests also include studying the presentation and expression of anger and health-related consequences of stress and anxiety.

Dr. Galovski received her undergraduate degree from University of Rochester and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from SUNY-Albany. Her residency was completed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She joined the faculty of the University of Missouri- St. Louis before coming to BUSM. She holds numerous roles on journal editorial boards and professional societies.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • State University of New York at Albany, PhD
  • State University of New York at Albany, MA
  • University of Rochester, BA

Publications

  • Published on 9/30/2021

    Franz MR, Sanders W, Nillni YI, Vogt D, Matteo R, Galovski T. PTSD and parental functioning: The protective role of neighborhood cohesion among Black and White veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Sep 30. PMID: 34591535.

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  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/19/2021

    Nillni YI, Fox AB, Cox K, Paul E, Vogt D, Galovski TE. The impact of military sexual trauma and warfare exposure on women veterans' perinatal outcomes. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Aug 19. PMID: 34410813.

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  • Published on 6/24/2021

    Nixon RDV, King MW, Smith BN, Gradus JL, Resick PA, Galovski TE. Predicting response to Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A machine-learning approach. Behav Res Ther. 2021 09; 144:103920. PMID: 34252700.

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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 4/5/2021

    Jaffe AE, Kaysen D, Smith BN, Galovski T, Resick PA. Cognitive Processing Therapy for Substance-Involved Sexual Assault: Does an Account Help or Hinder Recovery? J Trauma Stress. 2021 08; 34(4):864-871. PMID: 33821515.

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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 2/1/2021

    Zelkowitz RL, Mitchell KS, Grossman SL, Nillni YI, Gradus JL, Galovski TE. Latent Class Analysis of Self-directed Violence and Indirect Self-harm Behaviors: Gender Differences and Associations With Mental Health Symptoms. Med Care. 2021 02 01; 59:S51-S57. PMID: 33438883.

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  • Published on 1/7/2021

    Mitchell KS, Scioli ER, Galovski T, Belfer PL, Cooper Z. Posttraumatic stress disorder and eating disorders: maintaining mechanisms and treatment targets. Eat Disord. 2021 May-Jun; 29(3):292-306. PMID: 33411646.

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  • Published on 12/3/2020

    Galovski TE, Smith BN, Micol RL, Resick PA. Interpersonal violence and head injury: The effects on treatment for PTSD. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Mar; 13(3):376-384. PMID: 33271049.

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