Jillian C. Shipherd, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Jillian Shipherd

Biography

Dr. Shipherd is currently a Clinical Research Psychologist at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, she is also one of two part-time Directors of the LGBT Health Program for the Veterans Health Administration in Washington DC, and a Professor of Psychiatry at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Shipherd earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the State University of NY at Buffalo, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Consortium at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Shipherd’s area of expertise is the interface of mental and physical health subsequent to trauma with a focus on sexual and gender minority populations. More broadly, she has published on improving healthcare system responses to the unique needs of LGBT Veterans. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Kauth and Dr. Shipherd are the editors of the 2018 book, Adult Transgender Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Training Mental Health Professionals.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 5/10/2024

    Jasuja GK, Wolfe HL, Reisman JI, Vimalananda VG, Rao SR, Blosnich JR, Livingston NA, Shipherd JC. Clinicians in the Veterans Health Administration initiate gender-affirming hormone therapy in concordance with clinical guideline recommendations. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2024; 15:1086158. PMID: 38800485.

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  • Published on 4/3/2024

    Wolfe HL, Jeon A, Goulet JL, Simpson TL, Eleazer JR, Jasuja GK, Blosnich JR, Kauth MR, Shipherd JC, Littman AJ. Non-affirmation minority stress, internalized transphobia, and subjective cognitive decline among transgender and gender diverse veterans aged 45 years and older. Aging Ment Health. 2024 Apr 03; 1-7. PMID: 38567655.

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  • Published on 4/3/2024

    Wolfe HL, Vimalananda VG, Wong DH, Reisman JI, Rao SR, Shipherd JC, Blosnich JR, Livingston NA, Jasuja GK. Patient Characteristics Associated with Receiving Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy in the Veterans Health Administration. Transgend Health. 2024 Apr; 9(2):151-161. PMID: 38694620.

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  • Published on 3/4/2024

    Singh RS, Landes SJ, Abraham TH, McFrederick P, Kauth MR, Shipherd JC, Kirchner JE. Recruitment tools for transgender and gender diverse veterans in health care research. Psychol Serv. 2024 Mar 04. PMID: 38436647.

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  • Published on 1/30/2024

    Singh RS, Landes SJ, Willging CE, Abraham TH, McFrederick P, Kauth MR, Shipherd JC, Kirchner JE. Implementation of LGBTQ+ affirming care policies in the Veterans Health Administration: preliminary findings on barriers and facilitators in the southern United States. Front Public Health. 2023; 11:1251565. PMID: 38352130.

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  • Published on 1/1/2024

    Salomaa AC, Berke D, Harper K, Valentine SE, Sloan CA, Hinds Z, Gyuro L, Herbitter C, Bryant WT, Shipherd JC, Livingston NA. A patient-centered model of mental health care for trauma and minority stress in transgender and gender diverse people: A bottom-up network analysis. Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers. 2024; 2024. PMID: 38765785.

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  • Published on 11/16/2023

    Wolfe HL, Boyer TL, Shipherd JC, Kauth MR, Jasuja GK, Blosnich JR. Barriers and Facilitators to Gender-affirming Hormone Therapy in the Veterans Health Administration. Ann Behav Med. 2023 Nov 16; 57(12):1014-1023. PMID: 37436725.

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  • Published on 10/2/2023

    Fan CA, Upham M, Beaver K, Dashtestani K, Skiby MM, Pentel KZ, Rhew IC, Kauth MR, Shipherd JC, Kaysen D, Simpson T, Lehavot K. Recruiting Sexual and Gender Minority Veterans for Health Disparities Research: Recruitment Protocol of a Web-Based Prospective Cohort Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023 Oct 02; 12:e43824. PMID: 37782536.

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  • Published on 9/5/2023

    Boyer TL, Wolfe HL, Littman AJ, Shipherd JC, Kauth MR, Blosnich JR. Patient Experiences and Provider Perspectives on Accessing Gender-Affirming Surgical Services in the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Dec; 38(16):3549-3557. PMID: 37670068.

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  • Published on 5/16/2023

    Wolfe HL, Boyer TL, Rodriguez KL, Klima GJ, Shipherd JC, Kauth MR, Blosnich JR. Exploring Research Engagement and Priorities of Transgender and Gender Diverse Veterans. Mil Med. 2023 May 16; 188(5-6):e1224-e1231. PMID: 34791410.

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