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 Assistant 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 is completing 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. Her research aims to reduce violence against women and its numerous mental health effects through increasing health care providers’ adoption of and effective use of EBPs (e.g., IPV screening and counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD). Her research also focuses more broadly on improving mental health care delivery for women, particularly those who have experienced trauma (e.g., interpersonal violence and traumatic brain injury) and PTSD. In addition, Dr. Iverson serves as the Co-Chair of the HSR&D Women’s Health Research Network’s IPV work group as well as the Gender and Trauma Special Interest Group of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She loves to collaborate on research projects and papers.