Katherine Iverson

Katherine Iverson

Boston University School of Medicine

Katherine.iverson@va.gov
Katherine (“Kate”) Iverson, PhD is an investigator at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Iverson completed her graduate work at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Iverson recently completed a VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Services Career Development Award focused on identifying best practices for addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) within health care settings. She was recently awarded an HSR&D grant to refine and evaluate the effectiveness of a brief counseling intervention for female VA patients who experience IPV. Overall, her research aims to reduce violence against women and its numerous mental health effects through increasing adoption and reach of EBPs within healthcare settings (e.g., IPV screening and counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD). Her research also focuses more broadly on improving mental health care delivery, particularly for those who have experienced trauma (e.g., interpersonal violence and traumatic brain injury) through health services and implementation research. She loves to collaborate on research projects and papers.