• Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology

, WA
United States

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Dr. Bedard-Gilligan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with adjunct appointments in Department of Global Health and the Department of Psychology. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Washington. Dr. Bedard-Gilligan’s research is federally funded and predominantly focuses on recovery process following trauma exposure, with specific emphases on the co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol, and cannabis use. She is the lead investigator on several clinical trials testing brief interventions to promote recovery following trauma exposure. Her work also focuses on researching underserved communities and low resource settings, both in the US and internationally, in order to improve access to evidence-based care. She has presented her research at national conferences and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. She also maintains an active clinical practice at the University of Washington Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, specializing in delivering empirically supported treatments for PTSD and anxiety disorders.

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  • Injury, Violence, Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health
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Pearson, C.R., Kaysen, D., Huh, D., Bedard-Gilligan, M., Walker, D., Marin, R., & Saluskin, K. (2020, Online First). A randomized comparison efficacy trial to reduce trauma symptoms and substance misuse in HIV prevention intervention for Native Americans: Healing Seasons protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials.

PeConga, E., Gauthier, G., Holloway, A., Walker, R., Rosencrans, P., Zoellner, L., & Bedard-Gilligan, M. (In press). Resilience is spreading: Mental health within the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Bedard-Gilligan, M., Masters, N.T., Ojalehto, H., Simpson, T., Stappenbeck, C., & Kaysen, D. (2019, Online First). Refinement and pilot testing of a brief, early intervention for PTSD and alcohol use following sexual assault. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

Bedard-Gilligan, M., Garcia, N., Zoellner, L., & Feeny, N. (2018). Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drug Use: Engagement and Outcome in PTSD Treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32(3), 277-288. PMCID: PMC29595297.

Bedard-Gilligan, M., Zoellner, L.A., & Feeny, N.C. (2017). Is Trauma Memory Special? Trauma Narrative Fragmentation in PTSD: Effects of Treatment and Response. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 212-225. PMCID: PMC5423394.