Katherine M. Iverson, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, University of Nevada, Reno
MA, University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Iverson is an Associate 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 a Core 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 and effectively implement best practices for the detection, 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 interventions, with an eye toward reducing risk for future victimization. Dr. Iverson also has interest in improving enhancing the reach of effective psychosocial treatments in routine care, particularly for individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as interpersonal violence and traumatic brain injury. Enhancing the adoption, reach, and maintenance of evidence-based practices is a research priority, particularly for low resource settings and vulnerable populations.

Dr. Iverson is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Her recent work, currently funded by a VA HSR&D involves studies evaluating a new brief counseling intervention for women who experience IPV (RISE: Recovering from IPV through Strengths and Empowerment) and preliminary implementation of RISE in VA. Dr. Iverson is also collaborating on research to evaluate the implementation impact and clinical effectiveness of IPV screening programs in primary care.

Clinical Research Psychologist
VA Boston Healthcare System
Women's Health Sciences Division

Recovering from Intimate Partner Violence Through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Tailoring and Evaluating a Patient-Centered Counseling Intervention for Women Veterans

Assessing Women Veterans; Preferences for Counseling Related to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

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  1. Cowlishaw S, Freijah I, Kartal D, Sbisa A, Mulligan A, Notarianni M, Couineau AL, Forbes D, O'Donnell M, Phelps A, Iverson KM, Heber A, O'Dwyer C, Smith P, Hosseiny F. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Military and Veteran Populations: A Systematic Review of Population-Based Surveys and Population Screening Studies. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 21; 19(14). PMID: 35886702; PMCID: PMC9316917; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19148853;
  2. Iverson KM, Danitz SB, Low SK, Knetig JA, Doyle KW, Bruce LE. Recovering from Intimate Partner Violence through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Initial Evaluation of the Clinical Effects of RISE Administered in Routine Care in the US Veterans Health Administration. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 20; 19(14). PMID: 35886645; PMCID: PMC9320416; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19148793;
  3. Iverson KM, Danitz SB, Driscoll M, Vogt D, Hamilton AB, Gerber MR, Wiltsey Stirman S, Shayani DR, Suvak MK, Dichter ME. "Recovering from intimate partner violence through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Development, pilot testing, and refinement of a patient-centered brief counseling intervention for women": Correction. Psychol Serv. 2022; 19(Suppl 2):112.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35587426
  4. Mahoney CT, Shayani DR, Iverson KM. Longing for sleep after violence: The impact of PTSD symptoms, avoidance, and pain on insomnia among female veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2022 07; 313:114641.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35613510
  5. Cowlishaw S, Sbisa A, Freijah I, Kartal D, Mulligan A, Notarianni M, Iverson K, Couineau AL, Forbes D, O'Donnell M, Phelps A, Smith P, Hosseiny F. Health Service Interventions for Intimate Partner Violence among Military Personnel and Veterans: A Framework and Scoping Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 03 17; 19(6). PMID: 35329239; PMCID: PMC8955703; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19063551;
  6. Shayani DR, Danitz SB, Low SK, Hamilton AB, Iverson KM. Women Tell All: A Comparative Thematic Analysis of Women's Perspectives on Two Brief Counseling Interventions for Intimate Partner Violence. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 02 22; 19(5). PMID: 35270204; PMCID: PMC8909494; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19052513;
  7. Webermann AR, Dardis CM, Iverson KM. The role of general self-efficacy in intimate partner violence and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder among women veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Jun; 35(3):868-878. PMID: 35099821
  8. Brennan LA, Brady JE, Drummond KL, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Gutner CA, Iverson KM. Mental health clinician perspectives regarding factors impacting implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies in Veterans Health Administration community-based outpatient clinics. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022 Mar-Apr; 75:54-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35182907
  9. Likitlersuang J, Brown EM, Salat DH, Iverson KM, Werner K, McGlinchey RE, Galovski TE, Fortier CB. Neural Correlates of Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Structural and Functional Connectivity Neuroimaging Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2022 Jan-Feb 01; 37(1):E30-E38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34985038
  10. Dichter ME, Krishnamurti LS, Chhatre S, Hoffmire CA, Monteith LL, Bellamy SL, Iverson KM, Montgomery AE, Agha A, McCoy I. Gender differences in veterans' use of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL): Findings from VCL call data. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022 Jan-Feb; 74:65-70. PMID: 34923376
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2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
2011 Boston University School of Medicine: Lynne Stevens Award
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