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Galina Portnoy, PhD – Career Development Awardee

Galina Portnoy, PhD Galina Portnoy, PhD
VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus, West Haven, CT
West Haven, CT 


Dr. Galina Portnoy is a clinical and community psychologist and implementation scientist. She is a Research Psychologist and Core Investigator with the Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities and Education (PRIME) Center at VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Assistant Professor in the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Portnoy directs the Intimate Partner Violence Center for Implementation, Research, and Evaluation (IPV-CIRE), a National IPV Assistance Program Innovation Hub.

Dr. Portnoy received her PhD from the University of Maryland Baltimore County after completing a pre-doctoral clinical internship at VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Portnoy specializes in the study of detection, prevention, and treatment of intimate partner violence (IPV), particularly focused on IPV use (i.e., perpetration) and bidirectional IPV, and strategies for disseminating and implementing empirically supported IPV practices. Other research interests include intersecting areas of trauma, relationship health and safety, resilience, and women's health. Dr. Portnoy's HSR&D-funded Career Development Award seeks to validate a bidirectional IPV screening tool and to develop and pilot an IPV use manualized intervention for Veterans.

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