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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 research psychologist and core investigator with the Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities and Education (PRIME) Center of Innovation at VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Director of the Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation and Research (IPV-CIR), an IPVAP Innovation Hub. Dr. Portnoy is an associate research scientist in the Yale School of Medicine and serves as a national intimate partner violence consultant for VA's Women's Health Services. 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 intimate partner violence (IPV) detection, prevention, and treatment, with a focus on IPV perpetration. Other primary research interests include the intersecting areas of trauma, resilience, reducing risk for revictimization, and women's health. Her HSR&D-funded Career Development Award seeks to validate a bidirectional IPV screening tool, develop and pilot an IPV use manualized intervention, and evaluate strategies for disseminating and implementing empirically supported IPV practices for Veterans.

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