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 small grants for early career psychologists and graduate students. 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 more than 400 journal articles, books and book chapters on the assessment and treatment of PTSD. For the past 43 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 Chobanian & Avedisian 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 8/1/2022

    McGeary DD, Resick PA, Penzien DB, McGeary CA, Houle TT, Eapen BC, Jaramillo CA, Nabity PS, Reed DE, Moring JC, Bira LM, Hansen HR, Young-McCaughan S, Cobos BA, Mintz J, Keane TM, Peterson AL. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Veterans With Comorbid Posttraumatic Headache and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2022 Aug 01; 79(8):746-757. PMID: 35759281.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Abdallah CG, Roache JD, Gueorguieva R, Averill LA, Young-McCaughan S, Shiroma PR, Purohit P, Brundige A, Murff W, Ahn KH, Sherif MA, Baltutis EJ, Ranganathan M, D'Souza D, Martini B, Southwick SM, Petrakis IL, Burson RR, Guthmiller KB, López-Roca AL, Lautenschlager KA, McCallin JP, Hoch MB, Timchenko A, Souza SE, Bryant CE, Mintz J, Litz BT, Williamson DE, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Krystal JH. Correction to: Dose-related effects of ketamine for antidepressant-resistant symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans and active duty military: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled multi-center clinical trial. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2022 Jul; 47(8):1583-1584. PMID: 35545665.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Miles SR, Pruiksma KE, Slavish D, Dietch JR, Wardle-Pinkston S, Litz BT, Rodgers M, Nicholson KL, Young-McCaughan S, Dondanville KA, Nakase-Richardson R, Mintz J, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Resick PA, Taylor DJ. Sleep disorder symptoms are associated with greater posttraumatic stress and anger symptoms in US Army service members seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. J Clin Sleep Med. 2022 Jun 01; 18(6):1617-1627. PMID: 35197191.

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  • Published on 5/5/2022

    Moshier SJ, Harper K, Keane TM, Marx BP. Using electronic medical record diagnostic codes to identify veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Oct; 35(5):1445-1459. PMID: 35514012.

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  • Published on 4/18/2022

    Olin CC, McDevitt-Murphy ME, Murphy JG, Zakarian RJ, Roache JD, Young-McCaughan S, Litz BT, Keane TM, Peterson AL. The associations between posttraumatic stress disorder and delay discounting, future orientation, and reward availability: A behavioral economic model. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Aug; 35(4):1252-1262. PMID: 35437823.

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  • Published on 4/11/2022

    May CL, Wisco BE, Fox VA, Marx BP, Keane TM. Posttraumatic stress disorder-related anhedonia as a predictor of psychosocial functional impairment among United States veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Oct; 35(5):1334-1342. PMID: 35405033.

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  • Published on 3/28/2022

    Crowe ML, Harper KL, Moshier SJ, Keane TM, Marx BP. Longitudinal PTSD network structure: measuring PTSD symptom networks over 5 years. Psychol Med. 2022 Mar 28; 1-8. PMID: 35343407.

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  • Published on 3/7/2022

    Newberger NG, Yeager S, Livingston NA, Enggasser JL, Brief DJ, Litwack S, Helmuth E, Roy M, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Life satisfaction following treatment-related reductions in alcohol use and PTSD symptoms: Results from VetChange. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Mar 07. PMID: 35254847.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Moring JC, Straud CL, Penzien DB, Resick PA, Peterson AL, Jaramillo CA, Eapen BC, McGeary CA, Mintz J, Litz BT, Young-McCaughan S, Keane TM, McGeary DD. PTSD symptoms and tinnitus severity: An analysis of veterans with posttraumatic headaches. Health Psychol. 2022 Mar; 41(3):178-183. PMID: 35298210.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Whitworth JW, Scioli ER, Keane TM, Marx BP. Physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, and psychiatric comorbidity among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Health Psychol. 2022 Mar; 41(3):169-177. PMID: 35298209.

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