Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry Section

PhD, Vanderbilt University



Dr. Vasterling serves as the Chief of Psychology at VA Boston Healthcare System. She is also a clinical investigator within the Behavioral Sciences Division of the VA National Center for PTSD. Dr. Vasterling obtained her Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1988, subsequently completing pre- and post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Vasterling has served on the editorial boards of several journals, and currently serves on the board of Psychological Assessment. Her research has centered on neurocognitive and emotional changes that accompany war-zone deployment and posttraumatic stress responses. She is the lead editor of the sole book on the neuropsychology of PTSD and of a book on mild traumatic brain injury and PTSD. She is additionally an editor of a book addressing the mental health concerns of returning veterans.

Dr. Vasterling is the 2009 recipient of the American Psychological Association Trauma Psychology (Division 56) Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award. Her recent work, funded by the VA Cooperative Studies program and NIMH, involves longitudinal examination of neuropsychological and emotional outcomes of military deployment to Iraq and the mental health outcomes of their family members. She currently serves as President of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40 of the American Psychological Association).

VA Boston Healthcare System



2009 American Psychological Association, Division 56: Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award


Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Christine Supelana
11/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Family Adaptation to OIF Deployment
05/22/2012 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5R01MH094422-04

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Christina Supelana
03/01/2016 - 04/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

IPA Personnel agreement for research services of Andrea Massa
03/01/2015 - 08/31/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

IPA agreement for Rebecca Wilken
04/01/2015 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Rebecca Wilken
09/15/2013 - 09/14/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2015 Family Adaptation to OIF Deployment 5R01MH094422-04
2014 Family Adaptation to OIF Deployment 5R01MH094422-03
2013 Family Adaptation to OIF Deployment 5R01MH094422-02
2012 Family Adaptation to OIF Deployment 1R01MH094422-01A1
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Vasterling JJ, Aslan M, Proctor SP, Ko J, Marx BP, Jakupcak M, Schnurr PP, Gleason T, Huang GD, Concato J. Longitudinal Examination of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Long-Term Outcome of Iraq War Deployment. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Dec 01; 184(11):796-805.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27852604.
  2. Alosco ML, Aslan M, Du M, Ko J, Grande L, Proctor SP, Concato J, Vasterling JJ. Consistency of Recall for Deployment-Related Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016 Sep-Oct; 31(5):360-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26580696; DOI: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000201;.
  3. Jackson CE, Green JD, Bovin MJ, Vasterling JJ, Holowka DW, Ranganathan G, Rosen RC, Keane TM, Marx BP. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and Psychosocial Functioning Among Male and Female U.S. OEF/OIF Veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2016 Aug; 29(4):309-16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27405050; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22110;.
  4. Pless Kaiser A, Proctor SP, Vasterling JJ. Consistency of Reporting for Stressful Life Events Among Nondeployed Soldiers. J Clin Psychol. 2016 Oct; 72(10):1088-98. PMID: 27062505; DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22311;.
  5. Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Samuelson K, Maguen S, Kumar S, Vasterling JJ. Association between mild traumatic brain injury and mental health problems and self-reported cognitive dysfunction in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(2):185-98. PMID: 27148692; DOI: 10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0301;.
  6. Yurgil KA, Clifford RE, Risbrough VB, Geyer MA, Huang M, Barkauskas DA, Vasterling JJ. Prospective Associations Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Postdeployment Tinnitus in Active-Duty Marines. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016 Jan-Feb; 31(1):30-9. PMID: 25699623; DOI: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000117;.
  7. McFarland CP, Clark JB, Lee LO, Grande LJ, Marx BP, Vasterling JJ. Event-based prospective memory among veterans: The role of posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity in executing intentions. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2016; 38(2):251-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26691304; DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2015.1102203;.
  8. Vasterling JJ, Taft CT, Proctor SP, Macdonald HZ, Lawrence A, Kalill K, Kaiser AP, Lee LO, King DW, King LA, Fairbank JA. Establishing a methodology to examine the effects of war-zone PTSD on the family: the family foundations study. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2015 Jun; 24(2):143-55.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26077194; PMCID: PMC4470319; DOI: 10.1002/mpr.1464;.
  9. Vasterling JJ, Proctor SP, Aslan M, Ko J, Jakupcak M, Harte CB, Marx BP, Concato J. Military, demographic, and psychosocial predictors of military retention in enlisted army soldiers 12 months after deployment to Iraq. Mil Med. 2015 May; 180(5):524-32.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25939106; DOI: 10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00468;.
  10. Palombo DJ, Kapson HS, Lafleche G, Vasterling JJ, Marx BP, Franz M, Verfaellie M. Alterations in autobiographical memory for a blast event in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans with mild traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychology. 2015 Jul; 29(4):543-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25893970; PMCID: PMC4748832; DOI: 10.1037/neu0000198;.
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