Sarah Valentine, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, Suffolk University
MA, Suffolk University




Dr. Sarah Valentine is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at BUSM and Clinical Psychologist at BMC. She is the Director of the Program of Research in Implementation Science, Minority Stress, and Mental Health (PRISMM). The aim of PRISMM is to improve quality of mental health treatments for diverse, minoritized, and underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugee populations, and sexual orientation and gender minority populations. To do this, clinical research projects focus on: (1) conceptual research to understand the intersection between discrimination (minority stress) and traumatic stress; (2) stakeholder-engaged tailoring of existing evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); (3) addressing system-, provider-, and patient-level barriers to implementing evidence-based treatments for PTSD; and (4) conducting effectiveness studies on the application of evidence-based treatments for PTSD in real-world settings. The long term goal of these efforts is to reduce PTSD health disparities through the development, implementation, and dissemination of treatments that dually address minority stress factors (e.g., discrimination, stigma, and access barriers) and mental health symptoms. Dr. Valentine received an NIMH-funded K23 grant (2018-2023) that aims to optimize a brief cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD for use in safety net primary care.

Dr. Valentine received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University, and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

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  1. McCuistian C, Kimball SL, Buitron de la Vega P, Godfrey LB, Fortuna LR, Valentine SE. Consideration of racism experiences in the implementation of trauma-focused therapy in primary care. Health Serv Res. 2022 May 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35521941
     
  2. Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Godfrey L, Elwy AR. Redesign of a brief PTSD treatment in safety net integrated primary care: Supporting implementation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022 Jan-Feb; 74:94-101.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34924217; PMCID: PMC8662839; DOI: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2021.12.004;
     
  3. Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Carlson M, Elwy AR. Leveraging multistakeholder engagement to develop an implementation blueprint for a brief trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Sep; 14(6):914-923.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34661421; PMCID: PMC9013722; DOI: 10.1037/tra0001145;
     
  4. Ametaj AA, Smith AM, Valentine SE. A Stakeholder-Engaged Process for Adapting an Evidence-Based Intervention for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Peer Delivery. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2021 09; 48(5):793-809. PMID: 33813717; PMCID: PMC8364475; DOI: 10.1007/s10488-021-01129-3;
     
  5. Spencer AE, Valentine SE, Sikov J, Yule AM, Hsu H, Hallett E, Xuan Z, Silverstein M, Fortuna L. Principles of Care for Young Adults With Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders. Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(Suppl 2):229-239.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33386320; PMCID: PMC8276159; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-023523F;
     
  6. Smith AM, Stewart K, Baul T, Valentine SE. Peer delivery of a brief cognitive-behavioral treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: A hybrid effectiveness-implementation pilot study. J Clin Psychol. 2020 12; 76(12):2133-2154. PMID: 32632945; PMCID: PMC7665989; DOI: 10.1002/jclp.23020;
     
  7. Valentine SE. Gender differences in exposure to potentially traumatic events and diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by racial and ethnic group-Author Reply. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2020 Nov - Dec; 67:167. PMID: 32571588
     
  8. Valentine SE, Marques L, Wang Y, Ahles EM, Dixon De Silva L, Alegría M. Gender differences in exposure to potentially traumatic events and diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by racial and ethnic group. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2019 Nov - Dec; 61:60-68. PMID: 31715388; PMCID: PMC6870874; DOI: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2019.10.008;
     
  9. Valentine SE, Shipherd JC, Smith AM, Kauth MR. Improving affirming care for sexual and gender minority veterans. Psychol Serv. 2021 May; 18(2):205-215.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31343189; PMCID: PMC6980924; DOI: 10.1037/ser0000378;
     
  10. Marques L, Valentine SE, Kaysen D, Mackintosh MA, Dixon De Silva LE, Ahles EM, Youn SJ, Shtasel DL, Simon NM, Wiltsey-Stirman S. Provider fidelity and modifications to cognitive processing therapy in a diverse community health clinic: Associations with clinical change. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2019 Apr; 87(4):357-369. PMID: 30883163; PMCID: PMC6430611; DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000384;
     
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