Last Name

Katherine M. Iverson, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
Address150 South Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02130
Phone(857) 364-2066
Other Positions
TitleClinical Research Psychologist
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System
DepartmentWomen's Health Sciences Division

 Awards and Honors

2012Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
2011Boston University School of Medicine: Lynne Stevens Award
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Iverson is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and Clinical Research Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System. In addition, she is an investigator at the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research. Dr. Iverson obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008, subsequently completing post-doctoral training in clinical psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Iverson’s program of research aims to identify best practices for the detection, assessment, treatment, and prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV) within VA and other health care settings. Her work evaluates the clinical utility of IPV screening and counseling procedures, with an eye toward reducing risk for future victimization. Dr. Iverson also has interest in improving health care coordination and psychosocial treatment for individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as interpersonal violence and traumatic brain injury. She collaborates with several VA/BU colleagues on studies evaluating the treatment experiences and needs of veterans who have experienced TBI. She also serves as Co-Chair for the Gender and Trauma Special Interest Group of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies as well as the VA HSR&D Women’s Health Research Networks’ Special Interest Group on IPV.

Dr. Iverson is a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Her recent work, currently funded by a VA HSR&D Career Development Award, involves several studies focused on implementation of IPV screening and response practices within VA.

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  1. Amara J, Iverson KM, Krengel M, Pogoda TK, Hendricks A. Anticipating the traumatic brain injury-related health care needs of women veterans after the department of defense change in combat assignment policy. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Mar-Apr; 24(2):e171-6.
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  2. Gerber MR, Iverson KM, Dichter ME, Klap R, Latta RE. Women veterans and intimate partner violence: current state of knowledge and future directions. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Apr; 23(4):302-9.
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  3. Iverson KM. Routine Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in VHA: A Timely Opportunity. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Feb; 29(2):280.
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  4. Iverson KM, Mercado R, Carpenter SL, Street AE. Intimate partner violence among women veterans: previous interpersonal violence as a risk factor. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Dec; 26(6):767-71.
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  5. Iverson KM, King MW, Resick PA, Gerber MR, Kimerling R, Vogt D. Clinical utility of an intimate partner violence screening tool for female VHA patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Oct; 28(10):1288-93.
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  6. Iverson KM, Bauer MR, Shipherd JC, Pineles SL, Harrington EF, Resick PA. Differential Associations Between Partner Violence and Physical Health Symptoms Among Caucasian and African American Help-Seeking Women. Psychol Trauma. 2013 Mar 1; 5(2):158-166.
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  7. Iverson KM, Pogoda TK, Gradus JL, Street AE. Deployment-related traumatic brain injury among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans: associations with mental and physical health by gender. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 Mar; 22(3):267-75.
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  8. Iverson KM, Litwack SD, Pineles SL, Suvak MK, Vaughn RA, Resick PA. Predictors of intimate partner violence revictimization: the relative impact of distinct PTSD symptoms, dissociation, and coping strategies. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Feb; 26(1):102-10.
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  9. Hendricks AM, Amara J, Baker E, Charns MP, Gardner JA, Iverson KM, Kimerling R, Krengel M, Meterko M, Pogoda TK, Stolzmann KL, Lew HL. Screening for mild traumatic brain injury in OEF-OIF deployed US military: an empirical assessment of VHA's experience. Brain Inj. 2013; 27(2):125-34.
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  10. Gobin RL, Iverson KM, Mitchell K, Vaughn R, Resick PA. The impact of childhood maltreatment on PTSD symptoms among female survivors of intimate partner violence. Violence and Victims. 2013; 28:984-999.
  11. Iverson KM, Resick PA. Cognitive processing therapy following sexual assault and other traumas. In Maercker A (Ed.), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, fourth edition. Berlin: Springer. 2013; 419-440.
  12. Iverson KM, Dick A, McLaughlin KA, Smith BN, Bell ME, Cook N, Gerber MR, Mitchell KS. Exposure to interpersonal violence and its associations with psychiatric morbidity in a U.S. national sample: A gender comparison. Psychology of Violence. 2013; 3:273-287.
  13. Gobin RL, Iverson KM, Mitchell K, Vaughn R, Resick PA. The impact of childhood maltreatment on PTSD symptoms among female survivors of intimate partner violence. Violence Vict. 2013; 28(6):984-99.
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  14. Iverson KM, Wells SY, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Vaughn R, Gerber MR. VHA primary care providers’ perspectives on screening female Veterans for intimate partner violence: A preliminary assessment. Journal of Family Violence. 2013; 28:823-831.
  15. Pistorello J, Fruzzetti AE, Maclane C, Gallop R, Iverson KM. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) applied to college students: a randomized clinical trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Dec; 80(6):982-94.
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  16. Resick PA, Suvak MK, Johnides BD, Mitchell KS, Iverson KM. The impact of dissociation on PTSD treatment with cognitive processing therapy. Depress Anxiety. 2012 Aug; 29(8):718-30.
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  17. Iverson KM, Monson CM, Street AE. Dual combat and sexual trauma during military service. In Duckworth MP & Follette VM (Eds.), Retraumatization: Assessment, treatment, and prevention. New York, NY: Rutledge. 2012; 253-281.
  18. Hendricks A, Krengel M, Iverson KM, Kimerling R, Tun C, Amara J, Lew H. Estimating the costs of care. In Vasterling J, Bryant R, and Keane T (Eds.), PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury. New York, NY: Guilford Press. 2012; 260-281.
  19. Pogoda TK, Hendricks AM, Iverson KM, Stolzmann KL, Krengel MH, Baker E, Meterko M, Lew HL. Multisensory impairment reported by veterans with and without mild traumatic brain injury history. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49(7):971-84.
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  20. Iverson KM, Follette VM, Pistorello J, Fruzzetti AE. An investigation of experiential avoidance, emotion dysregulation, and distress tolerance in young adult outpatients with borderline personality disorder symptoms. Personal Disord. 2012 Oct; 3(4):415-22.
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  21. Iverson KM, Hendricks AM, Kimerling R, Krengel M, Meterko M, Stolzmann KL, Baker E, Pogoda TK, Vasterling JJ, Lew HL. Psychiatric diagnoses and neurobehavioral symptom severity among OEF/OIF VA patients with deployment-related traumatic brain injury: a gender comparison. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Jul-Aug; 21(4 Suppl):S210-7.
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  22. Iverson KM, Gradus JL, Resick PA, Suvak MK, Smith KF, Monson CM. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD and depression symptoms reduces risk for future intimate partner violence among interpersonal trauma survivors. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2011 Apr; 79(2):193-202.
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  23. Iverson KM, Resick PA, Suvak MK, Walling S, Taft CT. Intimate partner violence exposure predicts PTSD treatment engagement and outcome in cognitive processing therapy. Behav Ther. 2011 Jun; 42(2):236-48.
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  24. Iverson KM, Jimenez S, Harrington KM, Resick PA. The contribution of childhood family violence on later intimate partner violence among robbery victims. Violence Vict. 2011; 26(1):73-87.
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  25. Iverson KM, Lester KM, Resick PA. Psychosocial treatments. In Benedek DM & Wynn GH (Eds.), Clinical manual for the management of PTSD. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2011; 157-203.
  26. Miller GD, Iverson KM, Kemmelmier M, MacLane C, Pistorello J, Fruzzetti AE, Watkins MM, Pruitt L, Oser M, Katrichak BM, Erickson K, Crenshaw K. A preliminary examination of burnout among counselor trainees treating clients with recent suicidal ideation and borderline traits. Counselor Education and Supervision. 2011; 50:344-359.
  27. Miller GD, Iverson KM, Kemmelmeier M, Maclane C, Pistorello J, Fruzzetti AE, Crenshaw KY, Erikson KM, Katrichak BM, Oser M, Pruitt LD, Watkins MM. A Pilot Study of Psychotherapist Trainees' Alpha-Amylase and Cortisol Levels During Treatment of Recently Suicidal Clients With Borderline Traits. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2010 Jun; 41(3):228-235.
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  28. Suvak MK, Walling SM, Iverson KM, Taft CT, Resick PA. Multilevel regression analyses to investigate the relationship between two variables over time: examining the longitudinal association between intrusion and avoidance. J Trauma Stress. 2009 Dec; 22(6):622-31.
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  29. Resick PA, Iverson KM, Artz CE. Participant reactions to a pretreatment research assessment during a treatment outcome study for PTSD. J Trauma Stress. 2009 Aug; 22(4):316-9.
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  30. Iverson KM, Shenk C, Fruzzetti AE. Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for women victims of domestic abuse: A pilot study. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2009; 40:242-248.
  31. Iverson KM, Resick PA. Cognitive processing therapy following sexual assault and other traumas. In Maercker A (Ed.), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, third edition. Berlin: Springer. 2009; 383-414.
  32. Green K, Iverson KM. Computerized cognitive-behavioral therapy in a stepped care model of treatment. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2009; 40:96-103.
  33. Follette VM, Iverson KM, Ford J. Contextual behavioral treatment for complex PTSD. In C Courtois & JD Ford (Eds.), Treating complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based clinician’s guide. New York: Guilford Press. 2009; 264-285.
  34. Leonard LM, Iverson KM, Follette VM. Sexual functioning and sexual satisfaction among women who report a history of childhood and/or adolescent sexual abuse. J Sex Marital Ther. 2008; 34(5):375-84.
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  35. Follette VM, Pistorello J, Iverson KM. Moving forward in your life: Additional resources. In Living life beyond trauma: Using acceptance and commitment therapy to heal from post-traumatic stress and trauma related problems. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. 2007; 255-260.
  36. Follette VM, Pistorello J, Iverson KM. Understanding trauma. In Living life beyond trauma: Using acceptance and commitment therapy to heal from post-traumatic stress and trauma related problems. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. 2007; 9-38.
  37. Follette VM, Pistorello J, Murphy K, Iverson KM. Relationships and safety. In Living life beyond trauma: Using acceptance and commitment therapy to heal from post-traumatic stress and trauma related problems. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. 2007; 223-254.
  38. Fruzzetti AE, Iverson KM. Intervening with couples and families to treat emotion dysregulation and psychopathology. In Snyder DK, Simpson JA, & Hughes JN (Eds.), Emotion regulation in families: Pathways to dysfunction and health. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 2006; 249-267.
  39. Fruzzetti AE, Iverson KM. Couples Dialectical Behavior Therapy: An approach to both individual and relational distress. Couples Research and Therapy. 2004; 10:8-13.
  40. Fruzzetti AE, Iverson KM. Mindfulness, acceptance, validation, and “individual” psychopathology in couples. In Hayes SC, Linehan MM, & Follette VM (Eds)., Mindfulness and acceptance: Expanding the cognitive behavioral tradition. New York: Guilford Press. 2004; 168-191.
  41. Amara J, Iverson KM, Krengel M, Pogoda TK, Hendricks A (in press). Anticipating the TBI-related health care needs of women veterans following the Department of Defense change in combat assignment policy. Women’s Health Issues.
  42. Belus JM, Wanklyn SG, Iverson KM, Pukay-Martin ND, Langhinrichsen-Rohling J, Monson CM (in press). Do anger and jealousy mediate the relationship between attachment styles and intimate violence perpetration?. Partner Abuse.
  43. Iverson KM, McLaughlin KA, Adair KC, Monson CM (in press). Anger-related dysregulation as a factor linking childhood physical abuse and witnessing inter-parental violence to intimate partner violence victimization. Violence and Victims.
  44. Pogoda TK, Iverson KM, Meterko M, Baker E, Hendricks AM, Stolzmann KL, Krengel M, Charns MP, Amara J, Kimerling R, Lew HL (in press) . Concordance of clinician judgment of mild traumatic brain injury history with a diagnostic standard. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.
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