Bonnie Green

Bonnie L. Green, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Psychiatry
Georgetown University Medical School
2115 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20007



Research Interests

Psychological trauma; interpersonal violence; low income and minority women; patient-provider relationships; development and delivery of interventions for trauma-related mental health problems; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression; primary care treatment of mental health problems.

Research Summary

My research at Georgetown has focused on the psychological and physical health consequences of individual traumas experienced by women, including breast cancer, traumatic bereavement, and interpersonal violence.

My recent research focus is the mental health needs of poor women with serious trauma histories (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse) who receive their health care in settings serving low-income patients.

Recent federally funded studies include those targeting depression or PTSD in primary care, studies of how trauma and PTSD are managed by primary care providers, a quality improvement intervention for PTSD in primary care, and the development and testing of a CME curriculum to train primary care providers to work with patients who have experienced trauma.

Representative Publications
  • Miranda, J., Chung, J. Y., Green, B. L., Krupnick, J., Siddique, J., Revicki, D. A., & Belin, T. (2003). Treating depression in predominantly low-income young minority women: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 290, 57-65.
  • Green, B. L., Friedman, M., de Jong, J., Solomon, S., Keane, T., Fairbank, J. A., Donelan, B., & Frey-Wouters, E. (Eds.) (2003). Trauma interventions in war and peace: Prevention, practice, and policy. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
  • Schnurr, P.P., & Green, B. L. (Eds.) (2004). Trauma and health: Physical health consequences of exposure to extreme stress. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Green, B. L., Chung, J. Y., Daroowalla, A., Kaltman, S. & DeBenedictis, C. (2006). Evaluating the cultural validity of the Stressful Life Events Screening Questionnaire. Violence against Women, 12, 1191-1213.
  • Eisenman, D., Weine, S., Green, B., De Jong, J., Rayburn, N., Ventevogel, P., Keller, A., & Agani, F. (2006). International guidelines on mental health training of primary care providers for trauma exposed populations. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19, 5-17.
  • Green, B. L., Krupnick, J. L., Chung, J., Siddique, J., Krause, E., Revicki, D., & Miranda, J. (2006). Impact of PTSD co-morbidity on one-year outcomes in a depression trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 815-835.
  • Kaltman, S. I, Green, B. L., Mete, M., Shara N., & Miranda, J. (2010). Trauma, depression, and comorbid PTSD/depression in a community sample of Latina immigrants. Psychological Trauma: theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2, 31 – 39.
  • Green, B. L., Kaltman, S., Frank, L., Glennie, M., Subramanian, A., Fritts-Wilson, M., Neptune, D., & Chung, J. (2011). Primary care providers' experiences with trauma patients: A qualitative study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3, 37 – 41.
  • Green, B. L., Kaltman, S. I., Chung, J. Y., Holt, M. P., Jackson, S., & Dozier, M. (2012). Attachment and health care relationships in low-income women with trauma histories: A qualitative study. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 13, 190-208.
  • Chung, J. Y., Frank, L., Subramanian, A., Galen, S., Leonhard, S., & Green, B. L. (in press). A qualitative evaluation of barriers to care for trauma-related mental health problems among low-income minorities in primary care. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.