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Heilman, Meagan, MA

Research Assistant
Behavioral Science Division
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder


Meagan Heilman is a research assistant at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She is assisting with the VetChange website and research studies and a brain bank assessment validation study, and has been part of a study that is using a relational agent in primary care for screening and brief intervention for Veterans considered risky drinkers. She received a Master’s degree in psychology at Boston University in 2015, where she assisted in a study on the effectiveness of a Web-based intervention and add-on components to reduce alcohol use in college students. Meagan’s research interests include the etiology and gene-environment interaction associated with antisocial behavior, its comorbidity with alcohol and substance use disorders and trauma, and prevention and treatment of these disorders.