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

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 - 01/31/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara Galovski, PhD
Walmart Foundation

Women Veterans Network (WoVeN)
10/01/2021 - 09/30/2022 (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

Women Veterans Network (WoVeN): A Peer Support Network to Enhance Wellness, Relationships, Community
06/01/2018 - 05/31/2020 (PI)
Walmart Foundation

Women Veterans Network: Training Peer Trainers to Advance Reach, Sustainability
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
Oak 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. Arditte Hall KA, Werner KB, Griffin MG, Galovski TE. Exploring Predictors of Sleep State Misperception in Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Behav Sleep Med. 2023 Jan-Feb; 21(1):22-32. PMID: 35007171; PMCID: PMC9271136; DOI: 10.1080/15402002.2021.2024193;
  2. Likitlersuang J, Brown EM, Salat DH, Iverson KM, Werner K, McGlinchey RE, Galovski TE, Fortier CB. Neural Correlates of Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Structural and Functional Connectivity Neuroimaging Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2022 Jan-Feb 01; 37(1):E30-E38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34985038
  3. Franz MR, Sanders W, Nillni YI, Vogt D, Matteo R, Galovski T. PTSD and parental functioning: The protective role of neighborhood cohesion among Black and White veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Apr; 14(S1):S4-S12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34591535
  4. Galovski TE, Werner KB, Weaver TL, Morris KL, Dondanville KA, Nanney J, Wamser-Nanney R, McGlinchey G, Fortier CB, Iverson KM. Massed cognitive processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in women survivors of intimate partner violence. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Jul; 14(5):769-779.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34472941
  5. Nillni YI, Fox AB, Cox K, Paul E, Vogt D, Galovski TE. The impact of military sexual trauma and warfare exposure on women veterans' perinatal outcomes. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Jul; 14(5):730-737.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34410813; PMCID: PMC9677515; DOI: 10.1037/tra0001095;
  6. Nixon RDV, King MW, Smith BN, Gradus JL, Resick PA, Galovski TE. Predicting response to Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A machine-learning approach. Behav Res Ther. 2021 09; 144:103920.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34252700
  7. Fortier CB, Beck BM, Werner KB, Iverson KM, Kim S, Currao A, Fonda JR, Galovski TE. The Boston Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury-Lifetime Semistructured Interview for Assessment of TBI and Subconcussive Injury Among Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence of Research Utility and Validity. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2022 May-Jun 01; 37(3):E175-E185.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34145160
  8. Jaffe AE, Kaysen D, Smith BN, Galovski T, Resick PA. Cognitive Processing Therapy for Substance-Involved Sexual Assault: Does an Account Help or Hinder Recovery? J Trauma Stress. 2021 08; 34(4):864-871.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33821515; PMCID: PMC8507500; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22674;
  9. Galovski TE, Werner KB, Iverson KM, Kaplan S, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Currao A, Salat D, McGlinchey RE. A Multi-Method Approach to a Comprehensive Examination of the Psychiatric and Neurological Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence in Women: A Methodology Protocol. Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:569335.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33679466; PMCID: PMC7933589; DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.569335;
  10. Zelkowitz RL, Mitchell KS, Grossman SL, Nillni YI, Gradus JL, Galovski TE. Latent Class Analysis of Self-directed Violence and Indirect Self-harm Behaviors: Gender Differences and Associations With Mental Health Symptoms. Med Care. 2021 02 01; 59:S51-S57.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33438883
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