Shamaila Khan, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Shamaila Khan
840 Harrison Ave


Shamaila Khan, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a psychodynamic background and an interest in postcolonial theory. Her specialty training is in Trauma: Individual trauma, group/community based trauma, disaster related trauma, immigration and postcolonial trauma. Her additional interests are in multicultural clinical practice and multivariate aspects of identity development and she has presented on these topics at varying national and international conferences. She was the Director of the Haiti SERG Program and then the Clinical Director of the Resilience Training Program at BMC. She was most recently the Director of BH Services at the Massachusetts Resiliency Center, serving the victims/survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombings. She travels nationally and internationally to provide Disaster relief services. She is an active member of the Multicultural Committee and Early Career Psychologists Committee of the APA Division of Psychoanalysis (39). She is also a member of the Professional Issues Committee of APA Division 39. She additionally serves on the Disaster Behavioral Health Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts DMH. She is a recipient of several awards, most recently including the “Service Appreciation Award” for her work following the Boston Marathon Tragedy; “Woman of the Year Appreciation Award” by Pakistani Association of NY; and an “Outstanding service award” by the U. S. Attorney’s Office for services provided during the Tsarnaev trail. She is of Pakistani American descent and as a Muslim raised on three different continents, she is conversant in seven languages.


  • Adelphi University, PhD
  • Adelphi University, MA
  • City University of New York, BS


  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Beinecke R, Raymond A, Cisse M, Renna K, Khan S, Fuller A, Crawford A. The Mental Health Response to the Boston bombing: A Three-Year Review. International Journal of Mental Health. 2017; 46(2):89-124.

  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Khan S. Cross Cultural Disaster Behavioral Health. SAMHSA- A Quarterly Technical Assistance Journal on Disaster Behavioral Health. 2013; 9(1).

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