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

Recent Publications

A transdiagnostic minority stress intervention for gender diverse sexual minority women's depression, anxiety, and unhealthy alcohol use: A randomized controlled trial.
(2020 May 21)
J Consult Clin Psychol
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 Jan 27)
Adm Policy Ment Health
Goldberg SB, Fortney JC, Chen JA, Young BA, Lehavot K, Simpson TL

Race/Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation Disparities in Mental Health, Sexism, and Social Support among Women Veterans.
Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers 6(3): 347-358
Lehavot K, Beckman KL, Chen JA, Simpson TL, Williams EC

Clinical Complexity in Women Veterans: A Systematic Review of the Recent Evidence on Mental Health and Physical Health Comorbidities.
(2019 Aug 12)
Behav Med
Creech SK, Pulverman CS, Crawford JN, Holliday R, Monteith LL, Lehavot K, Olson-Madden J, Kelly UA

A positive screen for military sexual trauma is associated with greater risk for substance use disorders in women veterans.
(2019 Aug)
Psychol Addict Behav 33(5): 477-483
Goldberg SB, Livingston WS, Blais RK, Brignone E, Suo Y, Lehavot K, Simpson TL, Fargo J, Gundlapalli AV

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