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 10/3/2023

    Polizzi CP, Sistad RE, Livingston NA, Brief D, Litwack S, Roy M, Solhan M, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Alcohol-related Problems as Moderators of PTSD Symptom Change During Use of a Web-based Intervention for Hazardous Drinking and PTSD. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2023 Oct 03. PMID: 37796630.

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  • Published on 7/6/2023

    Benfer N, Grunthal B, Dondanville KA, Young-McCaughan S, Blankenship A, Abdallah CG, Back SE, Flanagan J, Foa EB, Fox PT, Krystal JH, Marx BP, McGeary DD, McLean CP, Pruiksma KE, Resick PA, Roache JD, Shiroma P, Sloan DM, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, López-Roca AL, Nicholson KL, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Sharrieff AM, Yarvis JS, Mintz J, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Litz BT. DSM-5 criterion-a-based trauma types in service members and veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Jul 06. PMID: 37410416.

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  • Published on 6/15/2023

    Taylor DJ, Pruiksma KE, Mintz J, Slavish DC, Wardle-Pinkston S, Dietch JR, Dondanville KA, Young-McCaughan S, Nicholson KL, Litz BT, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Resick PA. Treatment of comorbid sleep disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder in U.S. active duty military personnel: A pilot randomized clinical trial. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Aug; 36(4):712-726. PMID: 37322836.

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  • Published on 5/2/2023

    Carleton RN, Jamshidi L, Maguire KQ, Lix LM, Stewart SH, Afifi TO, Sareen J, Andrews KL, Jones NA, Nisbet J, Sauer-Zavala S, Neary JP, Brunet A, Krätzig GP, Fletcher AJ, Teckchandani TA, Keane TM, Asmundson GJG. Mental Health of Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the Start of the Cadet Training Program. Can J Psychiatry. 2023 Sep; 68(9):651-662. PMID: 37131322.

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  • Published on 3/10/2023

    Nabity PS, Reed DE, McGeary CA, Houle TT, Jaramillo CA, Resick PA, Eapen BC, Litz BT, Mintz J, Penzien DB, Keane TM, Young-McCaughan S, Peterson AL, McGeary DD. Mechanisms of change in posttraumatic headache-related disability: A mediation model. Headache. 2023 Mar; 63(3):410-417. PMID: 36905163.

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  • Published on 3/10/2023

    Sistad RE, Livingston NA, Crowe ML, Newberger N, Spitzer E, Brief D, Litwack S, Helmuth E, Roy M, Solhan M, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Network analysis of reasons for and against changing alcohol use among veterans engaged in a web-based intervention for hazardous drinking and PTSD symptoms. Addict Behav. 2023 Aug; 143:107689. PMID: 36924646.

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  • Published on 3/8/2023

    Back SE, Flanagan JC, Mintz J, Brady KT, Jones J, Jarnecke AM, Joseph JE, Shirley DW, Malcolm RJ, Hamner M, Litz BT, Niles BL, Young-McCaughan S, Keane TM, Peterson AL. A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial of Doxazosin for Co-Occurring PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder in Veterans. J Clin Psychiatry. 2023 Mar 08; 84(2). PMID: 36883885.

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  • Published on 2/5/2023

    Andrews KL, Jamshidi L, Nisbet J, Brunet A, Afifi TO, Asmundson GJG, Fletcher AJ, Maguire KQ, Teckchandani TA, Lix L, Sauer-Zavala S, Sareen J, Keane TM, Patrick Neary J, Nicholas Carleton R. Potentially Psychologically Traumatic Event Exposure Histories of new Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cadets. Can J Psychiatry. 2023 Sep; 68(9):663-681. PMID: 36740849.

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  • Published on 1/16/2023

    Stanley IH, Marx BP, Fina BA, Young-McCaughan S, Tyler HC, Sloan DM, Blankenship AE, Dondanville KA, Walker JL, Boffa JW, Bryan CJ, Brown LA, Straud CL, Mintz J, Abdallah CG, Back SE, Blount TH, DeBeer BB, Flanagan J, Foa EB, Fox PT, Fredman SJ, Krystal J, McDevitt-Murphy ME, McGeary DD, Pruiksma KE, Resick PA, Roache JD, Shiroma P, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, Kaplan AM, López-Roca AL, Nicholson KL, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Sharrieff AM, Yarvis JS, Litz BT, Keane TM, Peterson AL. Psychometric Properties of the Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview-Short Form Among U.S. Active Duty Military Service Members and Veterans. Assessment. 2023 Oct; 30(7):2332-2346. PMID: 36644835.

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  • Published on 1/3/2023

    Peterson AL, Blount TH, Foa EB, Brown LA, McLean CP, Mintz J, Schobitz RP, DeBeer BR, Mignogna J, Fina BA, Evans WR, Synett S, Hall-Clark BN, Rentz TO, Schrader C, Yarvis JS, Dondanville KA, Hansen H, Jacoby VM, Lara-Ruiz J, Straud CL, Hale WJ, Shah D, Koch LM, Gerwell KM, Young-McCaughan S, Litz BT, Meyer EC, Blankenship AE, Williamson DE, Roache JD, Javors MA, Sharrieff AM, Niles BL, Keane TM. Massed vs Intensive Outpatient Prolonged Exposure for Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jan 03; 6(1):e2249422. PMID: 36602803.

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