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

Suicide Attempts Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in a Nationally Representative Sample.
(2021 Jul 21)
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities
Carter SP, Campbell SB, Wee JY, Law KC, Lehavot K, Simpson T, Reger MA

Receipt of evidence-based alcohol-related care in a national sample of transgender patients with unhealthy alcohol use: Overall and relative to non-transgender patients.
(2021 Jul 8)
J Subst Abuse Treat
Williams EC, Chen JA, Frost MC, Rubinsky AD, Edmonds AT, Glass JE, Lehavot K, Matson TE, Wheat CL, Coggeshall S, Blosnich JR

A randomized trial of an online, coach-assisted self-management PTSD intervention tailored for women veterans.
(2021 Feb)
J Consult Clin Psychol 89(2): 134-141
Lehavot K, Millard SP, Thomas RM, Yantsides K, Upham M, Beckman K, Hamilton AB, Sadler A, Litz B, Simpson T

Provider Perspectives on Implementing Shared Decision Making for PTSD Treatment in VA Primary Care.
(2021 Feb 24)
Adm Policy Ment Health
Chen JA, Matson TE, Lehavot K, Raue PJ, Young JP, Silvestrini MC, Fortney JC, Williams EC

Patterns of Alcohol Use Among Transgender Patients Receiving Care at the Veterans Health Administration: Overall and Relative to Nontransgender Patients.
(2021 Jan)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 82(1): 132-141
Williams EC, Frost MC, Rubinsky AD, Glass JE, Wheat CL, Edmonds AT, Chen JA, Matson TE, Fletcher OV, Lehavot K, Blosnich JR

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