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Keane, Terrence, PhD

Director, Behavioral Science Division
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Professor of Psychiatry & Assistant Dean for Research
Boston University School of Medicine

Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development
VA Boston Healthcare System


Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. is Director of the National Center for PTSD-Behavioral Sciences Division and Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development at VA Boston. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Research at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Keane has published more than 300 articles, books, and chapters on PTSD. For the past 36 consecutive years his program of trauma research has been supported by US federal funding agencies. He received his doctorate from Binghamton University in New York in Clinical Psychology in 1978 and was promoted to Professor of Psychiatry in 1985. His contributions to the field have been recognized by two honorary doctorates and many scholarly awards for his contributions to opening the field of psychological trauma to scientific inquiry. In 2015 he was named the recipient of the John Blair Barnwell Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the highest national award for those engaged in Clinical Research. He has held many national and international leadership posts: as President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Association of VA Psychologists, APA’s Division of Trauma Psychology, APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology, and the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.