Michelle Bovin, PhD

Michelle J. Bovin, PhD, is staff psychologist at the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD, and an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Michelle received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in 2011, and completed a NIMH-funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship in 2013. Her interests include PTSD assessment and access to care. She is currently the PI of a VA HSR&D-funded project which will determine the optimal cutoff score for a PTSD diagnosis using the newly updated PTSD screen.

Ali B. Klein, BA

Ali B. Klein, B.A. is a second year graduate student at Case Western Reserve University, working with Dr. Norah Feeny. Before beginning graduate school, Ali worked as a research assistant at the VA Boston Healthcare System, National Center for PTSD under the supervision of Dr. Brian Marx on a large-scale study aimed at developing a longitudinal registry of 1,649 Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.

Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc

Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is the chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Behavioral Health in the Center for Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare. Dr. Forester is an expert in geriatric psychiatry, specializing in the treatment of older adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Jessica Graham-LoPresti

Dr. Jessica Graham-LoPresti is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Suffolk University.  Dr. Graham-LoPresti graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Psychology and American Studies and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Graham-LoPresti completed her predoctoral internship training as a part of the Women’s Stress Disorders Treatment Team at the Boston VA.