Terence M. Keane, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Terence Keane
150 S Huntington Avenue


Dr. Keane is Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology at Boston University. Assistant Dean of VA Research, Keane is also the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at VA Boston Healthcare System and Director of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder’s Behavioral Science Division.

Keane is the current President of the American Psychological Foundation, a major funder of grants for early career psychologists. In addition, he is Past President of many national and international organizations including: the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) the Society of Clinical Psychology, the Association of VA Psychology Leaders, and the Division of Trauma Psychology of the APA. Keane has published some 400 journal articles, books and book chapters on the assessment and treatment of PTSD. For the past 41 years the VA, the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have continuously supported his program of research on psychological trauma. His contributions to the field have been recognized by many honors including two honorary doctorates, the Lifetime Achievement Award (2004) and the Robert Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement (1996) from ISTSS, a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholarship (1993-4), the Outstanding Researcher in Behavior Therapy Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (2004), the Outstanding Research Contributions Award (2000) and the Distinguished Service Award (2002) from the American Psychological Association, Outstanding Research Contributions (2013) from the Society for Clinical Psychology (APA) and the Weisband Distinguished Alumnus Award (1998) from Binghamton University (SUNY) where he received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1978. In 2015, Keane received the John Blair Barnwell Award for Outstanding Contributions in Clinical Science from the Veterans Health Administration.

Dr. Keane is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He has consulted, lectured, and conducted workshops internationally on topics related to psychological trauma. His current work and interests are in the development of a national VA registry of PTSD patients and the construction of an internet based treatment program to assist in the readjustment of returning war veterans with post-deployment behavioral health problems.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean of Veteran's Affairs, Dean’s Office, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Boston Medical Center


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


  • Published on 9/29/2021

    Peterson AL, Young-McCaughan S, Roache JD, Mintz J, Litz BT, Williamson DE, Resick PA, Foa EB, McGeary DD, Dondanville KA, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, Fox PT, Bryan CJ, McLean CP, Pruiksma KE, Yarvis JS, Niles BL, Abdallah CG, Averill LA, Back SE, Baker MT, Blount TH, Borah AM, Borah EV, Brock MS, Brown LA, Burg MM, Cigrang JA, DeBeer BB, DeVoe ER, Fina BA, Flanagan JC, Fredman SJ, Gardner CL, Gatchel RR, Goodie JL, Gueorguieva R, Higgs JB, Jacoby VM, Kelly KM, Krystal JH, Lapiz-Bluhm MD, López-Roca AL, Marx BP, Maurer DM, McDevitt-Murphy ME, McGeary CA, Meyer EC, Miles SR, Monson CM, Morilak DA, Moring JC, Mysliwiec V, Nicholson KL, Rauch SAM, Riggs DS, Rosen CS, Rudd MD, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Shinn AM, Shiroma PR, Sloan DM, Stern SL, Strong R, Vannoy SD, Young KA, Keane TM. STRONG STAR and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD: Shaping the future of combat PTSD and related conditions in military and veteran populations. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Sep 29; 110:106583. PMID: 34600107.

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  • Published on 9/27/2021

    Nabity PS, Jaramillo CA, Resick PA, McGeary CA, Eapen BC, Straud CL, Hale WJ, Houle TT, Litz BT, Mintz J, Penzien DB, Young-McCaughan S, Keane TM, Peterson AL, McGeary DD. Persistent posttraumatic headaches and functioning in veterans: Injury type can matter. Headache. 2021 Oct; 61(9):1334-1341. PMID: 34570899.

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  • Published on 9/14/2021

    Stanley IH, Marx BP, Keane TM, Anestis MD. Firearm Storage Practices Among Military Service Members With Suspected Traumatic Brain Injury. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 14; 82(6). PMID: 34529900.

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  • Published on 8/16/2021

    Gorman KR, Kearns JC, Pantalone DW, Bovin MJ, Keane TM, Marx BP. The impact of deployment-related stressors on the development of PTSD and depression among sexual minority and heterosexual female veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Aug 16. PMID: 34398629.

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  • Published on 8/5/2021

    Kimbrel NA, Beckham JC, Calhoun PS, DeBeer BB, Keane TM, Lee DJ, Marx BP, Meyer EC, Morissette SB, Elbogen EB. Development and validation of the Durham Risk Score for estimating suicide attempt risk: A prospective cohort analysis. PLoS Med. 2021 08; 18(8):e1003713. PMID: 34351894.

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  • Published on 8/5/2021

    Livingston NA, Farmer SL, Mahoney CT, Marx BP, Keane TM. Longitudinal course of mental health symptoms among veterans with and without cannabis use disorder. Psychol Addict Behav. 2021 Aug 05. PMID: 34351175.

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  • Published on 7/21/2021

    Kearns JC, Brown SL, Cero I, Gorman KR, Nock MK, Keane TM, Marx BP. Temporal sequences of suicidal and nonsuicidal self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among inpatient and community-residing military veterans. J Affect Disord. 2021 11 01; 294:430-440. PMID: 34320450.

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  • Published on 6/28/2021

    Stanley IH, Hom MA, Christensen K, Keane TM, Marx BP, Björgvinsson T. Psychometric properties of the Depressive Symptom Index-Suicidality Subscale (DSI-SS) in an adult psychiatric sample. Psychol Assess. 2021 Oct; 33(10):987-997. PMID: 34180693.

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  • Published on 6/3/2021

    Harper KL, Ellickson-Larew S, Bovin MJ, Keane TM, Marx BP. Discrepancies between electronic records and clinical interview diagnosis of PTSD: Differences in mental health care utilization. Psychol Serv. 2021 Jun 03. PMID: 34081524.

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  • Published on 6/3/2021

    Harper KL, Thompson-Hollands J, Keane TM, Marx BP. Mental health treatment utilization and relationship functioning among male and female OEF/OIF veterans. Psychol Serv. 2021 Jun 03. PMID: 34081522.

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