Shira Maguen, PhD

Principal Investigator
Psychiatry
+1 415 221-4810 ext. 2511

Shira Maguen, Ph.D. is Mental Health Director of the Post-9/11 Integrated Care Clinic and Staff Psychologist on the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT) at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), and Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Maguen was appointed to and is now serving on the Creating Options for Veterans' Expedited Recovery (COVER) Commission. She is also the San Francisco site lead for the VA Women’s Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) and Director of the SFVAHCS PTSD MIRECC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Dr. Maguen completed her internship and postdoctoral training at the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System after receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University. She is involved with both the research and clinical components of the PTSD program. Her research interests fall under the umbrella of PTSD, moral injury, and suicide, and include risk and resilience factors in veterans, with a particular focus on female veterans. Dr. Maguen was the recipient of a VA Health Services Research and Development Grant that examined the impact of killing in veterans of war and moral injury. She has four additional grants that examine a novel treatment for veterans who have killed in war; trauma-related eating problems in female veterans; the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans via natural language processing; and the effectiveness of a behaviorally-based treatment for insomnia (BBTI) in primary care. She recently completed a grant that examines PTSD and co-morbid conditions in OIF/OEF female veterans, and one that examines mild TBI and PTSD in OIF/OEF veterans. Dr. Maguen is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, most of which focus on veteran mental health. She also works in a clinical capacity within the Post-9/11 Integrated Care Clinic and treating veterans with evidence-based treatments for PTSD. She supervises research health fellows and other trainees in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, and provides mentorship for trauma-focused research fellows.

Publications: 

Timing of evidence-based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder initiation among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in the Veterans Health Administration.

Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy

Holder N, Shiner B, Li Y, Madden E, Neylan TC, Seal KH, Lujan C, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Maguen S

Using patient-reported outcomes to understand the effectiveness of guideline-concordant care for post-traumatic stress disorder in clinical practice.

Journal of evaluation in clinical practice

Shiner B, Gui J, Leonard Westgate C, Schnurr PP, Watts BV, Cornelius SL, Maguen S

Examining the impact of different types of military trauma on suicidality in women veterans.

Psychiatry research

Khan AJ, Li Y, Dinh JV, Donalson R, Hebenstreit CL, Maguen S

Factors associated with completing evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD among veterans in a national healthcare system.

Psychiatry research

Maguen S, Li Y, Madden E, Seal KH, Neylan TC, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Lujan C, Shiner B

The association of disordered eating and sexual health with relationship satisfaction in female service members/veterans.

Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)

Blais RK, Monson CM, Livingston WS, Maguen S

Moral Injury: An Integrative Review.

Journal of traumatic stress

Griffin BJ, Purcell N, Burkman K, Litz BT, Bryan CJ, Schmitz M, Villierme C, Walsh J, Maguen S

VHA-Enrolled Homeless Veterans Are at Increased Risk for Eating Disorder Diagnoses.

Military medicine

Livingston WS, Brignone E, Fargo JD, Gundlapalli AV, Maguen S, Blais RK

Further Exploring the Associations Between Sympathetic Activation, Fear of Sleep, and Insomnia Symptoms in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Kanady JC, Maguen S, Neylan TC

Military-related risk factors in female veterans and risk of dementia.

Neurology

Yaffe K, Lwi SJ, Hoang TD, Xia F, Barnes DE, Maguen S, Peltz CB

Development of the Self-Forgiveness Dual-Process Scale.

Journal of counseling psychology

Griffin BJ, Worthington EL, Davis DE, Hook JN, Maguen S

"Opening a Door to a New Life": The Role of Forgiveness in Healing From Moral Injury.

Frontiers in psychiatry

Purcell N, Griffin BJ, Burkman K, Maguen S

A Retrospective Comparative Effectiveness Study of Medications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Routine Practice.

The Journal of clinical psychiatry

Shiner B, Westgate CL, Gui J, Maguen S, Young-Xu Y, Schnurr PP, Watts BV

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Reduces Fear of Sleep in Individuals With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Kanady JC, Talbot LS, Maguen S, Straus LD, Richards A, Ruoff L, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC

Sources of moral injury among war veterans: A qualitative evaluation.

Journal of clinical psychology

Schorr Y, Stein NR, Maguen S, Barnes JB, Bosch J, Litz BT

Measuring Use of Evidence Based Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Large National Healthcare System.

Administration and policy in mental health

Maguen S, Madden E, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Goldstein LA, Burkman K, Shiner B

Posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation in veterans: Results from the mind your heart study.

Psychiatry research

Arenson MB, Whooley MA, Neylan TC, Maguen S, Metzler TJ, Cohen BE

Veterans Group Exercise: A randomized pilot trial of an Integrative Exercise program for veterans with posttraumatic stress.

Journal of affective disorders

Goldstein LA, Mehling WE, Metzler TJ, Cohen BE, Barnes DE, Choucroun GJ, Silver A, Talbot LS, Maguen S, Hlavin JA, Chesney MA, Neylan TC

A 12-week integrative exercise program improves self-reported mindfulness and interoceptive awareness in war veterans with posttraumatic stress symptoms.

Journal of clinical psychology

Mehling WE, Chesney MA, Metzler TJ, Goldstein LA, Maguen S, Geronimo C, Agcaoili G, Barnes DE, Hlavin JA, Neylan TC

Screen for Disordered Eating: Improving the accuracy of eating disorder screening in primary care.

General hospital psychiatry

Maguen S, Hebenstreit C, Li Y, Dinh JV, Donalson R, Dalton S, Rubin E, Masheb R

Military experience can influence Women's eating habits.

Appetite

Breland JY, Donalson R, Nevedal A, Dinh JV, Maguen S

Military sexual trauma is associated with eating disorders, while combat exposure is not.

Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy

Breland JY, Donalson R, Li Y, Hebenstreit CL, Goldstein LA, Maguen S

Military sexual trauma is associated with post-deployment eating disorders among Afghanistan and Iraq veterans.

The International journal of eating disorders

Blais RK, Brignone E, Maguen S, Carter ME, Fargo JD, Gundlapalli AV

Impact of Killing in War: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial.

Journal of clinical psychology

Maguen S, Burkman K, Madden E, Dinh J, Bosch J, Keyser J, Schmitz M, Neylan TC

Trauma exposure and disordered eating: A qualitative study.

Women & health

Breland JY, Donalson R, Dinh JV, Maguen S

Impact of military trauma exposures on posttraumatic stress and depression in female veterans.

Psychiatry research

Goldstein LA, Dinh J, Donalson R, Hebenstreit CL, Maguen S

Observational Evidence for Buprenorphine's Impact on Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Veterans With Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder.

The Journal of clinical psychiatry

Seal KH, Maguen S, Bertenthal D, Batki SL, Striebel J, Stein MB, Madden E, Neylan TC

Sex Differences in Weight Loss among Veterans with Serious Mental Illness: Observational Study of a National Weight Management Program.

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Goodrich DE, Klingaman EA, Verchinina L, Goldberg RW, Littman AJ, Janney CA, Kim HM, Maguen S, Hoerster KD, Owen RR, Holleman RG, Roman P, Lai Z, Bowersox NW

Women Veterans' Treatment Preferences for Disordered Eating.

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Breland JY, Donalson R, Dinh J, Nevedal A, Maguen S

TRAUMA EXPOSURE AND RISK OF SUICIDAL IDEATION AMONG ETHNICALLY DIVERSE ADULTS.

Depression and anxiety

Beristianos MH, Maguen S, Neylan TC, Byers AL

Trauma Exposure and Risk of Suicidal Ideation Among Older Adults.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Beristianos MH, Maguen S, Neylan TC, Byers AL

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with PTSD participate less in VA's weight loss program than those without PTSD.

Journal of affective disorders

Maguen S, Hoerster KD, Littman AJ, Klingaman EA, Evans-Hudnall G, Holleman R, Kim HM, Goodrich DE

Association between mild traumatic brain injury and mental health problems and self-reported cognitive dysfunction in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

Journal of rehabilitation research and development

Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Samuelson K, Maguen S, Kumar S, Vasterling JJ

Assessing posttraumatic stress related impairment and well-being: The Posttraumatic Stress Related Functioning Inventory (PRFI).

Journal of psychiatric research

McCaslin SE, Maguen S, Metzler T, Bosch J, Neylan TC, Marmar CR

Race/ethnicity and gender differences in mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Psychiatry research

Koo KH, Hebenstreit CL, Madden E, Seal KH, Maguen S

Suicide risk in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with mental health problems in VA care.

Journal of psychiatric research

Maguen S, Madden E, Cohen BE, Bertenthal D, Neylan TC, Seal KH

Metabolic risk factors and posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of sleep in young, healthy adults.

Psychosomatic medicine

Talbot LS, Rao MN, Cohen BE, Richards A, Inslicht SS, O'Donovan A, Maguen S, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC

Latent profiles of PTSD symptoms in women exposed to intimate partner violence.

Journal of affective disorders

Hebenstreit CL, Maguen S, Koo KH, DePrince AP

Gender differences in suicide and suicide attempts among US Army soldiers.

Psychiatry research

Maguen S, Skopp NA, Zhang Y, Smolenski DJ

Timing of mental health treatment and PTSD Symptom improvement among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Maguen S, Madden E, Neylan TC, Cohen BE, Bertenthal D, Seal KH

Latent classes of PTSD symptoms in Iraq and Afghanistan female veterans.

Journal of affective disorders

Hebenstreit C, Madden E, Maguen S

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial.

Sleep

Talbot LS, Maguen S, Metzler TJ, Schmitz M, McCaslin SE, Richards A, Perlis ML, Posner DA, Weiss B, Ruoff L, Varbel J, Neylan TC

Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with emotional eating.

Journal of traumatic stress

Talbot LS, Maguen S, Epel ES, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC

The relationship between body mass index and mental health among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Journal of general internal medicine

Maguen S, Madden E, Cohen B, Bertenthal D, Neylan T, Talbot L, Grunfeld C, Seal K

Association of mental health problems with gastrointestinal disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Depression and anxiety

Maguen S, Madden E, Cohen B, Bertenthal D, Seal K

Time to treatment among veterans of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with psychiatric diagnoses.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Maguen S, Madden E, Cohen BE, Bertenthal D, Seal KH

Killing and latent classes of PTSD symptoms in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Journal of affective disorders

Maguen S, Madden E, Bosch J, Galatzer-Levy I, Knight SJ, Litz BT, Marmar CR, McCaslin SE

Reproductive and other health outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan women veterans using VA health care: association with mental health diagnoses.

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Cohen BE, Maguen S, Bertenthal D, Shi Y, Jacoby V, Seal KH

Latent classes of PTSD symptoms in Vietnam veterans.

Behavior modification

Steenkamp MM, Nickerson A, Maguen S, Dickstein BD, Nash WP, Litz BT

Eating disorders and psychiatric comorbidity among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Maguen S, Cohen B, Cohen G, Madden E, Bertenthal D, Seal K

Killing in combat may be independently associated with suicidal ideation.

Depression and anxiety

Maguen S, Metzler TJ, Bosch J, Marmar CR, Knight SJ, Neylan TC

Gender differences in health service utilization among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Maguen S, Cohen B, Cohen G, Madden E, Bertenthal D, Seal K

The distinctiveness of prolonged grief and posttraumatic stress disorder in adults bereaved by the attacks of September 11th.

Journal of affective disorders

Barnes JB, Dickstein BD, Maguen S, Neria Y, Litz BT

Gender differences in military sexual trauma and mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Maguen S, Cohen B, Ren L, Bosch J, Kimerling R, Seal K

The impact of killing and injuring others on mental health symptoms among police officers.

Journal of psychiatric research

Komarovskaya I, Maguen S, McCaslin SE, Metzler TJ, Madan A, Brown AD, Galatzer-Levy IR, Henn-Haase C, Marmar CR

Reducing barriers to mental health and social services for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: outcomes of an integrated primary care clinic.

Journal of general internal medicine

Seal KH, Cohen G, Bertenthal D, Cohen BE, Maguen S, Daley A

Childhood trauma associated with short leukocyte telomere length in posttraumatic stress disorder.

Biological psychiatry

O'Donovan A, Epel E, Lin J, Wolkowitz O, Cohen B, Maguen S, Metzler T, Lenoci M, Blackburn E, Neylan TC

Killing in combat, mental health symptoms, and suicidal ideation in Iraq war veterans.

Journal of anxiety disorders

Maguen S, Luxton DD, Skopp NA, Gahm GA, Reger MA, Metzler TJ, Marmar CR

Gender differences in depression and PTSD symptoms following combat exposure.

Depression and anxiety

Luxton DD, Skopp NA, Maguen S

The impact of reported direct and indirect killing on mental health symptoms in Iraq war veterans.

Journal of traumatic stress

Maguen S, Lucenko BA, Reger MA, Gahm GA, Litz BT, Seal KH, Knight SJ, Marmar CR

VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental health diagnoses.

Journal of traumatic stress

Seal KH, Maguen S, Cohen B, Gima KS, Metzler TJ, Ren L, Bertenthal D, Marmar CR

Routine work environment stress and PTSD symptoms in police officers.

The Journal of nervous and mental disease

Maguen S, Metzler TJ, McCaslin SE, Inslicht SS, Henn-Haase C, Neylan TC, Marmar CR

The impact of killing in war on mental health symptoms and related functioning.

Journal of traumatic stress

Maguen S, Metzler TJ, Litz BT, Seal KH, Knight SJ, Marmar CR

Israeli civilians under heavy bombardment: prediction of the severity of post-traumatic symptoms.

Prehospital and disaster medicine

Somer E, Zrihan-Weitzman A, Fusé T, Parker H, Dickstein B, Maguen S, Litz BT

Family psychiatric history, peritraumatic reactivity, and posttraumatic stress symptoms: a prospective study of police.

Journal of psychiatric research

Inslicht SS, McCaslin SE, Metzler TJ, Henn-Haase C, Hart SL, Maguen S, Neylan TC, Marmar CR

PTSD subclusters and functional impairment in Kosovo peacekeepers.

Military medicine

Maguen S, Stalnaker M, McCaslin S, Litz BT

Moral injury and moral repair in war veterans: a preliminary model and intervention strategy.

Clinical psychology review

Litz BT, Stein N, Delaney E, Lebowitz L, Nash WP, Silva C, Maguen S

Trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs health care, 2002-2008.

American journal of public health

Seal KH, Metzler TJ, Gima KS, Bertenthal D, Maguen S, Marmar CR

Managing terror: differences between Jews and Arabs in Israel.

International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie

Somer E, Maguen S, Or-Chen K, Litz BT

Trait dissociation predicts posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in a prospective study of urban police officers.

The Journal of nervous and mental disease

McCaslin SE, Inslicht SS, Metzler TJ, Henn-Haase C, Maguen S, Neylan TC, Choucroun G, Marmar CR

Indirect exposure to the September 11 terrorist attacks: does symptom structure resemble PTSD?

Journal of traumatic stress

Suvak M, Maguen S, Litz BT, Silver RC, Holman EA

Coping with the threat of terrorism: a review.

Anxiety, stress, and coping

Maguen S, Papa A, Litz BT

Description of risk and resilience factors among military medical personnel before deployment to Iraq.

Military medicine

Maguen S, Turcotte DM, Peterson AL, Dremsa TL, Garb HN, McNally RJ, Litz BT

Prevalence and psychological correlates of complicated grief among bereaved adults 2.5-3.5 years after September 11th attacks.

Journal of traumatic stress

Neria Y, Gross R, Litz B, Maguen S, Insel B, Seirmarco G, Rosenfeld H, Suh EJ, Kishon R, Cook J, Marshall RD

Five essential elements of immediate and mid-term mass trauma intervention: empirical evidence.

Psychiatry

Hobfoll SE, Watson P, Bell CC, Bryant RA, Brymer MJ, Friedman MJ, Friedman M, Gersons BP, de Jong JT, Layne CM, Maguen S, Neria Y, Norwood AE, Pynoos RS, Reissman D, Ruzek JI, Shalev AY, Solomon Z, Steinberg AM, Ursano RJ

Coping and HIV infection in African-American women.

Women & health

Ball J, Tannenbaum L, Armistead L, Maguen S

Predictors of HIV antibody testing among Gay, Lesbian, and bisexual youth.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Maguen S, Armistead LP, Kalichman S

Ethnic differences in response to fluoxetine in a controlled trial with depressed HIV-positive patients.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Wagner GJ, Maguen S, Rabkin JG