Shamaila Khan, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, Adelphi University
MA, Adelphi University
BS, City University of New York

Shamaila Khan, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a psychodynamic background and an interest in postcolonial theory. Her specialty training is in Trauma: Individual trauma, group/community based trauma, disaster related trauma, immigration and postcolonial trauma. Her additional interests are in multicultural clinical practice and multivariate aspects of identity development and she has presented on these topics at varying national and international conferences. She was the Director of the Haiti SERG Program and then the Clinical Director of the Resilience Training Program at BMC. She was most recently the Director of BH Services at the Massachusetts Resiliency Center, serving the victims/survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombings. She travels nationally and internationally to provide Disaster relief services. She is an active member of the Multicultural Committee and Early Career Psychologists Committee of the APA Division of Psychoanalysis (39). She is also a member of the Professional Issues Committee of APA Division 39. She additionally serves on the Disaster Behavioral Health Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts DMH. She is a recipient of several awards, most recently including the “Service Appreciation Award” for her work following the Boston Marathon Tragedy; “Woman of the Year Appreciation Award” by Pakistani Association of NY; and an “Outstanding service award” by the U. S. Attorney’s Office for services provided during the Tsarnaev trail. She is of Pakistani American descent and as a Muslim raised on three different continents, she is conversant in seven languages.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program- American Rescue Plan
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2025 (PI)
Bureau of Health Workforce/HRSA/DHHS

Master Service Agreement between DMH and the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health/DMH


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  1. Beinecke R, Raymond A, Cisse M, Renna K, Khan S, Fuller A, Crawford A. The Mental Health Response to the Boston bombing: A Three-Year Review. International Journal of Mental Health. 2017; 46(2):89-124.
  2. Khan S. Cross Cultural Disaster Behavioral Health. SAMHSA- A Quarterly Technical Assistance Journal on Disaster Behavioral Health. 2013; 9(1).

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2015 US Department of Justice: Award for Outstanding Service
2014 IMANA: Save Haiti Humanitarian Mission Service Award
2013 Boston Medical Center: Certificate of Appreciation
2000 Young Adult Institute for the Disabled: Achievement of Excellence Award Recipient
1999 Young Adult Institute for the Disabled: Merit Service Award
1998 Brooklyn College: Alfred A. Giardino Award for Outstanding Service
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