Kelly L. Harper, PhD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, University of North Carolina
MA, University of North Carolina
BA, Ithaca College

Pronouns: she/they

Dr. Kelly Harper's graduate work at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro focused on perfectionism as a transdiagnostic risk process for psychopathology. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Her research as a postdoctoral fellow and now as an investigator at the National Center for PTSD, Behavioral Sciences Division, examines trauma and PTSD, mental health care utilization and effectiveness, and LGBTQ+ health. Dr. Harper is also a staff psychologist at VA Boston Healthcare System.

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  1. Harper KL, Lee DJ, Moshier S, Zweig I, Keane TM, Marx BP. Is adequate dose adequate? An examination of the impact of psychotherapy on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms utilizing Veterans Health Administration medical records. Psychol Serv. 2024 Jan 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38271024
  2. Harper KL, Vogt D, Fox A, Nillni YI, Galovski T. "The role of PTSD symptom severity and relationship functioning in male and female veterans' mental health service use": Correction. Psychol Trauma. 2023 May; 15(4):696.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36342430; DOI: 10.1037/tra0001405;
  3. Salomaa AC, Livingston NA, Bryant WT, Herbitter C, Harper K, Sloan CA, Hinds Z, Gyuro L, Valentine SE, Shipherd JC. A bottom-up approach to developing a unified trauma-minority stress model for transgender and gender diverse people. Psychol Trauma. 2023 May; 15(4):618-627.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36201832
  4. Harper KL, Vogt D, Fox A, Nillni YI, Galovski T. The role of PTSD symptom severity and relationship functioning in male and female veterans' mental health service use. Psychol Trauma. 2023 May; 15(4):690-696.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36174158
  5. Moshier SJ, Harper K, Keane TM, Marx BP. Using electronic medical record diagnostic codes to identify veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Oct; 35(5):1445-1459.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35514012
  6. Crowe ML, Harper KL, Moshier SJ, Keane TM, Marx BP. Longitudinal PTSD network structure: measuring PTSD symptom networks over 5 years. Psychol Med. 2023 Jun; 53(8):3525-3532.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35343407
  7. Harper KL, Thompson-Hollands J, Keane TM, Marx BP. Family-Involved Mental Health Care Among OEF/OIF Veterans With and Without PTSD Using VHA Administrative Records. Behav Ther. 2022 Sep; 53(5):819-827.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35987541
  8. Harper KL, Moshier S, Ellickson-Larew S, Andersen MS, Wisco BE, Mahoney CT, Keane TM, Marx BP. A prospective examination of health care costs associated with posttraumatic stress disorder diagnostic status and symptom severity among veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Apr; 35(2):671-681.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35030271
  9. Silvia PJ, Eddington KM, Harper KL, Kwapil TR. Self-reflection, insight, and mood disorder symptoms: Evaluating the short form of the Self-Reflection and Insight Scale with clinical interviews and self-reports. Current Psychology. 2022; 1-7.
  10. Harper KL, Ellickson-Larew S, Bovin MJ, Keane TM, Marx BP. Discrepancies between electronic records and clinical interview diagnosis of PTSD: Differences in mental health care utilization. Psychol Serv. 2022 Aug; 19(3):463-470.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34081524; DOI: 10.1037/ser0000560;
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2017 University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC: Dr. Lugo Impact Award
2016 University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC: Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award
2016 University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC: Elizabeth Duffy Graduate Scholarship for Women in Psychology
2014 University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC: Highsmith, Barkley, and Teague Award
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