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Madhavi K. Reddy, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Research Scientist at the Providence V.A.M.C.

Hendrix College, B.A.
Northern Illinois University, M.A., Ph.D.
Clinical Internship – Brown University
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Brown University

Research Interests

My program of research focuses on the phenomenology and treatment of PTSD. Specifically, I am interested in the assessment of malleable cognitive and affective risk factors that develop and maintain symptoms of PTSD and the development of adjunctive treatments targeting these mechanisms. Populations of investigation are combat veterans and survivors of interpersonal violence.

Selected Publications

Shea, M. T., Reddy, M. K., Tyrka, A., Sevin, E. (in press). Risk factors for post-deployment posttraumatic stress disorder in national guard/reserve service members. Psychiatry Research.

Reddy, M. K., Anderson, B. J., Liebschutz, J., & Stein, M. D. (2013). Factor structure of PTSD symptoms in opioid-dependent patients rating their overall trauma history. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 32, 597-602,

Shea, M. T., Lambert, J., & Reddy, M. K. (2013). A randomized pilot study of anger treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51(10), 607-613.

Kuo, C., Reddy, M.K., Operario, D., Cluver, L., & Stein, D.J. (2013). Posttraumatic stress symptoms among adults caring for orphaned children in HIV-endemic South Africa. Aids and Behavior, 17, 1755-1763.

Reddy, M. K., Meis, L. A., Erbes, C. R., Polusny, M. A., & Compton, J. S. (2011). Associations among experiential avoidance, couple satisfaction, and interpersonal aggression in returning Iraqi war veterans and their partners. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 4, 515-520.

Kehle, S. M., Reddy, M. K., Ferrier-Auerbach, A. G., Erbes, C. R., Arbisi, P. A., & Polusny, M. A. (2011). Psychiatric diagnoses, comorbidity, and functioning in National Guard troops deployed to Iraq. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 126-132.

Reddy, M. K., & Murdoch, M. (2010). Sex differences in the factor structure of a modified Sexual Experiences Questionnaire. Psychological Reports, 107, 773-783.

Reddy, M. K., Polusny, M. A., & Murdoch, M. (2009). On counterbalancing of symptom-reporting in trauma surveys. Psychological Reports, 105, 1154-1158.

Reddy, M. K., Fleming, M. T., Howells, N. L., Rabenhorst, M. M., Casselman, R., & Rosenbaum, A. (2006). The effects of method on participants and disclosure rates in research on sensitive topics. Violence and Victims, 21, 499-506.

Reddy, M. K., Pickett, S. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2006). Experiential avoidance as a mediator of the relationship between childhood psychological abuse and current mental health symptoms in college students. Journal of Emotional Abuse, 6, 67-85.