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

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

The impact of military sexual trauma and gender on receipt of evidence-based medication treatment among veterans with opioid use disorder.
(2022 Mar 18)
J Subst Abuse Treat
Beckman KL, Williams EC, Hebert P, Hawkins EJ, Littman AJ, Lehavot K

Military service experiences and reasons for service separation among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals in a large military cohort.
(2022 Jan 6)
BMC Public Health 22(1): 39
Carey FR, Jacobson IG, Lehavot K, LeardMann CA, Kolaja CA, Stander VA, Rull RP

Efficacy and acceptability of interventions for co-occurring PTSD and SUD: A meta-analysis.
(2021 Dec)
J Anxiety Disord 84(): 102490
Simpson TL, Goldberg SB, Louden DKN, Blakey SM, Hawn SE, Lott A, Browne KC, Lehavot K, Kaysen D

Associations Among Military Sexual Trauma, Opioid Use Disorder, and Gender.
(2022 Mar)
Am J Prev Med 62(3): 377-386
Beckman KL, Williams EC, Hebert PL, Frost MC, Rubinsky AD, Hawkins EJ, Littman AJ, Lehavot K

Nature versus urban hiking for Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a pilot randomised trial conducted in the Pacific Northwest USA.
(2021 Sep 23)
BMJ Open 11(9): e051885
Littman AJ, Bratman GN, Lehavot K, Engel CC, Fortney JC, Peterson A, Jones A, Klassen C, Brandon J, Frumkin H

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