Tara Galovski, PhD
Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Psychiatry

PhD, State University of New York at Albany
MA, State University of New York at Albany
BA, University of Rochester



Tara Galovski, PhD, Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System, has joined the faculty as associate professor of psychiatry.

Dr. Galovski is a researcher in the field of trauma recovery. She focuses on the development and testing of Cognitive Processing Therapy for survivors of interpersonal assault, combat, community violence and motor vehicle accidents suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In her work with civilians, veterans and law enforcement, she has investigated the impact of gender differences, chronicity of trauma, type of trauma and the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders on the development and maintenance of PTSD as well as the recovery from PTSD. Her research interests also include studying the presentation and expression of anger and health-related consequences of stress and anxiety.

Dr. Galovski received her undergraduate degree from University of Rochester and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from SUNY-Albany. Her residency was completed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She joined the faculty of the University of Missouri- St. Louis before coming to BUSM. She holds numerous roles on journal editorial boards and professional societies.

VA Boston Healthcare System




Enhancing Memory and Learning in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
05/13/2022 - 04/30/2027 (Key Person / Mentor)
PI: Joseph Carpenter, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5K23MH129878-02

Core Support - Women Veterans Network (WoVeN)
07/15/2022 - 06/30/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Oak Foundation


Boston University Women Veterans Network (WoVeN)
07/01/2023 - 06/30/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Bob Woodruff Foundation


Bridging Transition from Military Service to Civilian Success for Women Veterans
02/01/2022 - 01/31/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Walmart Foundation


Women Veterans Network (WoVeN)
12/01/2022 - 11/30/2023 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust


Women Veterans Network (WoVeN)
10/01/2021 - 12/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Bob Woodruff Foundation


Core Support - Women Veterans Network (WoVen)
06/01/2020 - 07/15/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Oak Foundation


Women Veterans Network
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust


Building Re-Integration from Dreams and Goals to Execution and Success (BRIDGES)
04/01/2020 - 11/30/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Walmart Foundation


Women Veterans Network
06/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Bob Woodruff Foundation


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Improving Effectiveness: Treatment Outcome Research
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Sleep-Directed Hyponosis as a Complement to CPT in Treating PTSD
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Success and challenges of Implementing Cognitive Processing Therapy with a Diverse Offender Population
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Understanding Reactions to Events in Ferguson
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Women Veterans Network (WoVeN): A Peer Support Network to Enhance
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  1. Alpert E, Gowdy-Jaehnig A, Galovski TE, Meis LA, Polusny MA, Ackland PE, Spoont M, Valenstein-Mah H, Orazem RJ, Schnurr PP, Chard KM, Kehle-Forbes SM. Treatment-related beliefs and reactions among trauma-focused therapy completers and discontinuers: A qualitative examination. Psychol Serv. 2024 Jan 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38166295
     
  2. Pebole MM, Iverson KM, Fortier CB, Werner KB, Fonda JR, Currao A, Whitworth JW, McGlinchey RE, Galovski TE. Associations Between Head Injury, Strangulation, Cardiometabolic Health, and Functional Disability Among Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Womens Health Issues. 2023 Dec 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38102057
     
  3. Wachen JS, Morris KL, Galovski TE, Dondanville KA, Resick PA, Schwartz C. Massed cognitive processing therapy for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: Study design and methodology of a non-inferiority randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2024 Jan; 136:107405. PMID: 38056624
     
  4. Nillni YI, Horenstein A, McClendon J, Duke CC, Sawdy M, Galovski TE. The impact of perceived everyday discrimination and income on racial and ethnic disparities in PTSD, depression, and anxiety among veterans. PLoS One. 2023; 18(9):e0291965.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37751447; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291965;
     
  5. Fox AB, Baier AL, Alpert E, Nillni YI, Galovski TE. Psychosocial and Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Veteran Men and Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 Oct; 32(10):1041-1051.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37610854
     
  6. Rossi FS, Nillni Y, Fox AB, Galovski TE. The association between lifetime trauma exposure typologies and mental health outcomes among veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2023 Aug; 326:115321.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37356252
     
  7. Alpert E, Baier AL, Galovski TE. Psychiatric Issues in Women Veterans. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2023 Sep; 46(3):621-633.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37500255
     
  8. Galovski TE, McSweeney LB, Woolley MG, Alpert E, Nillni YI. The Relative Impact of Different Types of Military Sexual Trauma on Long-Term PTSD, Depression, and Suicidality. J Interpers Violence. 2023 Aug; 38(15-16):9465-9491.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37102588
     
  9. Alpert E, Carpenter JK, Smith BN, Woolley MG, Raterman C, Farmer CC, Kehle-Forbes SM, Galovski TE. Leveraging observational data to identify in-session patient and therapist predictors of cognitive processing therapy response and completion. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Mar 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36987703; PMCID: PMC10228524; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22924;
     
  10. Alpert E, Carpenter JK, Smith BN, Woolley MG, Raterman C, Farmer CC, Kehle-Forbes SM, Galovski TE. Leveraging observational data to identify in-session patient and therapist predictors of cognitive processing therapy response and completion. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Apr; 36(2):397-408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36987703; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22924;
     
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