Associate Professor, Director, National Center for PTSD: Women’s Health Sciences Division
Title Associate Professor, Director, National Center for PTSD: Women’s Health Sciences Division
Education Dr. Tara Galovski is the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2001 from the University at Albany – State University of New York and completed her internship at the Jackson, MS Consortium. She is interested in exploring the effects of exposure to traumatic events and continuing the development of psychological interventions designed to treat PTSD and comorbid psychiatric disorders. She has conducted federally funded clinical trials within a variety of populations exposed to different types of trauma including combat, sexual trauma, domestic violence, community violence, and motor vehicle accidents. This work has been conducted with civilians, law enforcement, active duty service members, and veterans. More specific areas of interest include investigations into the role of sleep impairment in recovery from trauma, anger, and physical health complications in the maintenance of and recovery from PTSD. Finally, Dr. Galovski continues to investigate gender differences in PTSD clinical presentations and treatment outcomes.