Katherine M. Iverson, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Katherine Iverson
72 E. Concord St Building A


Dr. Iverson is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Clinical Research Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System. In addition, she is a Core Investigator at the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research. Dr. Iverson obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008, subsequently completing post-doctoral training in clinical psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System/Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.

Dr. Iverson’s program of research aims to identify and effectively implement best practices for the detection, treatment, and prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV) within VA and other health care settings. Her work evaluates the clinical utility of IPV screening and counseling interventions, with an eye toward reducing risk for future victimization. Dr. Iverson also has interest in improving enhancing the reach of effective psychosocial treatments in routine care, particularly for individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as interpersonal violence and traumatic brain injury. Enhancing the adoption, reach, and maintenance of evidence-based practices is a research priority, particularly for low resource settings and vulnerable populations.

Dr. Iverson is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Her recent work, currently funded by a VA HSR&D involves studies evaluating a new brief counseling intervention for women who experience IPV (RISE: Recovering from IPV through Strengths and Empowerment) and preliminary implementation of RISE in VA. Dr. Iverson is also collaborating on research to evaluate the implementation impact and clinical effectiveness of IPV screening programs in primary care.

Other Positions

  • Clinical Research Psychologist, Women's Health Sciences Division, VA Boston Healthcare System


  • University of Nevada, Reno, PhD
  • University of Nevada, Reno, MA
  • University of Notre Dame, BA


  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Trabold N, King PR, Crasta D, Iverson KM, Crane CA, Buckheit K, Bosco SC, Funderburk JS. Leveraging Integrated Primary Care to Enhance the Health System Response to IPV: Moving toward Primary Prevention Primary Care. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 May 01; 20(9). PMID: 37174219.

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  • Published on 4/7/2023

    Iverson KM, Stolzmann KL, Brady JE, Adjognon OL, Dichter ME, Lew RA, Gerber MR, Portnoy GA, Iqbal S, Haskell SG, Bruce LE, Miller CJ. Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Screening Programs in Primary Care: Results from a Hybrid-II Implementation-Effectiveness RCT. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Aug; 65(2):251-260. PMID: 37031032.

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  • Published on 1/28/2023

    Likitlersuang J, Salat DH, Fortier CB, Iverson KM, Werner KB, Galovski T, McGlinchey RE. Intimate partner violence and brain imaging in women: A neuroimaging literature review. Brain Inj. 2023 Jan 28; 37(2):101-113. PMID: 36729954.

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  • Published on 9/26/2022

    Iverson KM, Rossi FS, Nillni YI, Fox AB, Galovski TE. PTSD and Depression Symptoms Increase Women's Risk for Experiencing Future Intimate Partner Violence. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Sep 26; 19(19). PMID: 36231518.

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  • Published on 9/6/2022

    Krishnamurti LS, Agha A, Iverson KM, Monteith LL, Dichter ME. Outreach to the Veterans Crisis Line During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Psychiatr Serv. 2023 Feb 01; 74(2):142-147. PMID: 36065583.

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  • Published on 8/30/2022

    Iverson KM, Dardis CM, Cowlishaw S, Webermann AR, Shayani DR, Dichter ME, Mitchell KS, Mattocks KM, Gerber MR, Portnoy GR. Effects of Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19 and Pandemic-Related Stress on the Mental and Physical Health of Women Veterans. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Sep; 37(Suppl 3):724-733. PMID: 36042090.

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  • Published on 8/30/2022

    Hardin S, Vogt D, Smith BN, Kehle-Forbes S, Masheb R, Iverson KM, Mitchell K. Male and Female Veterans' Preferences for Eating Disorders Screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Sep; 37(Suppl 3):819-822. PMID: 36042094.

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  • Published on 8/11/2022

    Vogt D, Borowski S, Maguen S, Blosnich JR, Hoffmire CA, Bernhard PA, Iverson KM, Schneiderman A. Strengths and vulnerabilities: Comparing post-9/11 U.S. veterans' and non-veterans' perceptions of health and broader well-being. SSM Popul Health. 2022 Sep; 19:101201. PMID: 36046065.

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  • Published on 8/5/2022

    Thompson-Hollands J, Rando AA, Stoycos SA, Meis LA, Iverson KM. Family Involvement in PTSD Treatment: Perspectives from a Nationwide Sample of Veterans Health Administration Clinicians. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2022 Nov; 49(6):1019-1030. PMID: 35930084.

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  • Published on 7/21/2022

    Cowlishaw S, Freijah I, Kartal D, Sbisa A, Mulligan A, Notarianni M, Couineau AL, Forbes D, O'Donnell M, Phelps A, Iverson KM, Heber A, O'Dwyer C, Smith P, Hosseiny F. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Military and Veteran Populations: A Systematic Review of Population-Based Surveys and Population Screening Studies. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 21; 19(14). PMID: 35886702.

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