Tara Galovski, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, State University of New York at Albany
MA, State University of New York at Albany



Tara Galovski, PhD, Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System, has joined the faculty as associate professor of psychiatry.

Dr. Galovski is a researcher in the field of trauma recovery. She focuses on the development and testing of Cognitive Processing Therapy for survivors of interpersonal assault, combat, community violence and motor vehicle accidents suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In her work with civilians, veterans and law enforcement, she has investigated the impact of gender differences, chronicity of trauma, type of trauma and the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders on the development and maintenance of PTSD as well as the recovery from PTSD. Her research interests also include studying the presentation and expression of anger and health-related consequences of stress and anxiety.

Dr. Galovski received her undergraduate degree from University of Rochester and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from SUNY-Albany. Her residency was completed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She joined the faculty of the University of Missouri- St. Louis before coming to BUSM. She holds numerous roles on journal editorial boards and professional societies.

VA Boston Healthcare System




Women Veterans Network (WoVeN): A Peer Support Network to Enhance Wellness, Relationships, Community
03/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Walmart Foundation





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  1. Strasshofer DR, Peterson ZD, Beagley MC, Galovski TE. Investigating the Relationship Between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Posttraumatic Growth Following Community Violence: The Role of Anger. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Oct 05. PMID: 28981311.
  2. Gutner CA, Galovski T, Bovin MJ, Schnurr PP. Emergence of Transdiagnostic Treatments for PTSD and Posttraumatic Distress. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2016 Oct; 18(10):95.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27604362; DOI: 10.1007/s11920-016-0734-x;.
  3. Galovski TE, Peterson ZD, Beagley MC, Strasshofer DR, Held P, Fletcher TD. Exposure to Violence During Ferguson Protests: Mental Health Effects for Law Enforcement and Community Members. J Trauma Stress. 2016 Aug; 29(4):283-92. PMID: 27254474; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22105;.
  4. Werner KB, Griffin MG, Galovski TE. Objective and subjective measurement of sleep disturbance in female trauma survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2016 06 30; 240:234-40. PMID: 27124208; PMCID: PMC4885771; DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.039;.
  5. Farmer CC, Mitchell KS, Parker-Guilbert K, Galovski TE. Fidelity to the Cognitive Processing Therapy Protocol: Evaluation of Critical Elements. Behav Ther. 2017 Mar; 48(2):195-206.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28270330; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.02.009;.
  6. Galovski TE, Harik JM, Blain LM, Elwood L, Gloth C, Fletcher TD. Augmenting cognitive processing therapy to improve sleep impairment in PTSD: A randomized controlled trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Feb; 84(2):167-77. PMID: 26689303; PMCID: PMC4738064; DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000059;.
  7. McNeill SA, Galovski TE. Coping Styles Among Individuals with Severe Mental Illness and Comorbid PTSD. Community Ment Health J. 2015 Aug; 51(6):663-73. PMID: 26044653; DOI: 10.1007/s10597-015-9887-z;.
  8. Mott JM, Galovski TE, Walsh RM, Elwood LS. Change in Trauma Narratives and Perceived Recall Ability over a Course of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. Traumatology (Tallahass Fla). 2015 Mar 01; 21(1):47-54. PMID: 26005396.
  9. Galovski TE, Elwood LS, Blain LM, Resick PA. Changes in Anger in Relationship to Responsivity to PTSD Treatment. Psychol Trauma. 2014 Jan; 6(1):56-64. PMID: 25045416.
  10. Galovski TE, Blain LM, Chappuis C, Fletcher T. Sex differences in recovery from PTSD in male and female interpersonal assault survivors. Behav Res Ther. 2013 Jun; 51(6):247-55. PMID: 23510841; PMCID: PMC3677761; DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.02.002;.
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