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

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 PTSD Treatment Outcomes by Improving Patient-Provider Communication
03/07/2024 - 02/28/2029 (Key Person / Mentor)
PI: Elizabeth (Liza) Alpert, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

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

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

Bridging Transition from Military Service to Civilian Success for Women Veterans
02/01/2022 - 12/15/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Walmart Foundation

Boston University Women Veterans Network (WoVeN)
07/01/2023 - 11/30/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Bob Woodruff Foundation

Women Veterans Network (WoVeN)
12/01/2022 - 11/30/2024 (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

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Improving Effectiveness: Treatment Outcome Research

Sleep-Directed Hyponosis as a Complement to CPT in Treating PTSD

Success and challenges of Implementing Cognitive Processing Therapy with a Diverse Offender Population

Understanding Reactions to Events in Ferguson

Women Veterans Network (WoVeN): A Peer Support Network to Enhance

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  1. Carpenter JK, Pineles SL, Griffin MG, Werner K, Resick PA, Galovski TE. Effect of PTSD treatment on cardiovascular reactivity during trauma memory recall and correspondence with symptom improvement. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2024; 15(1):2335865.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38597201; PMCID: PMC11008309; DOI: 10.1080/20008066.2024.2335865;
  2. Carpenter JK, Pineles SL, Griffin MG, Pandey S, Werner K, Kecala NM, Resick PA, Galovski TE. Heart rate reactivity during trauma recall as a predictor of treatment outcome in cognitive processing therapy for PTSD. Behav Res Ther. 2024 May; 176:104519.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38503205; PMCID: PMC10999335; DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2024.104519;
  3. 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
  4. 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. 2024; 34(2):208-216.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38102057
  5. 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
  6. 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; PMCID: PMC10521990; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291965;
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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