Keren Lehavot, PhD

Personal Statement

Dr. Lehavot is a clinical psychologist and core investigator at the Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington.  Her research interests focus on health disparities for vulnerable populations; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues; barriers in access to care; risk factors and consequences of trauma; and targeted treatments for women veterans with mental health concerns.  She currently has a VA Career Development Award (CDA) focused on evaluating a web-based CBT intervention for women veterans with PTSD.

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center , VA Puget Sound Health Care System , 2011-2013
Psychology Internship , VA Puget Sound Health Care System , 2010-2011
Ph.D. , Clinical Psychology , University of Washington , 2005-2011
B.A. , Psychology , Washington University in St. Louis , 2001-2005

Recent Publications

Treatment receipt patterns among individuals with co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders.
(2020 Aug 13)
J Consult Clin Psychol
Simpson TL, Hawrilenko M, Goldberg S, Browne K, Lehavot K, Borowitz M

Racial/ethnic and gender differences in receipt of brief intervention among patients with unhealthy alcohol use in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration.
(2020 Jul 15)
J Subst Abuse Treat
Chen JA, Glass JE, Bensley KMK, Goldberg SB, Lehavot K, Williams EC

Association of Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Receipt of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids: Findings from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
(2020 Jul 22)
Womens Health Issues
Katon JG, Callegari LS, Bossick AS, Fortney J, Gerber MR, Lehavot K, Lynch KE, Ma E, Smith R, Tartaglione E, Gray KE

A transdiagnostic minority stress intervention for gender diverse sexual minority women's depression, anxiety, and unhealthy alcohol use: A randomized controlled trial.
(2020 Jul)
J Consult Clin Psychol 88(7): 613-630
Pachankis JE, McConocha EM, Clark KA, Wang K, Behari K, Fetzner BK, Brisbin CD, Scheer JR, Lehavot K

Military Service and Military Health Care Coverage are Associated with Reduced Racial Disparities in Time to Mental Health Treatment Initiation.
(2020 Jul)
Adm Policy Ment Health 47(4): 555-568
Goldberg SB, Fortney JC, Chen JA, Young BA, Lehavot K, Simpson TL

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