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.


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 association of sexual orientation with prostate, breast, and cervical cancer screening and diagnosis.
(2022 Sep 9)
Cancer Causes Control
Herriges MJ, Pinkhasov R, Lehavot K, Shapiro O, Jacob JM, Sanford T, Liu N, Bratslavsky G, Goldberg H

Voices of Women Veterans with Lower Limb Prostheses: a Qualitative Study.
(2022 Sep)
J Gen Intern Med 37(Suppl 3): 799-805
Lehavot K, Young JP, Thomas RM, Williams RM, Turner AP, Norvell DC, Czerniecki JM, Korpak A, Littman AJ

State of the Knowledge of VA Military Sexual Trauma Research.
(2022 Sep)
J Gen Intern Med 37(Suppl 3): 825-832
Galovski TE, Street AE, Creech S, Lehavot K, Kelly UA, Yano EM

Health Disparities Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Service Members and Veterans.
(2022 Oct)
Am J Prev Med 63(4): 521-531
Carey FR, LeardMann CA, Lehavot K, Jacobson IG, Kolaja CA, Stander VA, Rull RP, Millennium Cohort Study Team.

Disparities in Mental Health and Health Risk Behaviors for LGBT Veteran Subgroups in a National U.S. Survey.
(2022 Jun 29)
LGBT Health
Lehavot K, Beaver K, Rhew I, Dashtestani K, Upham M, Shipherd J, Kauth M, Kaysen D, Simpson T

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