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Carolyn Gibson, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    San Francisco VA Health Care System2018Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle2015Psychology Internship
    University of PittsburghPhD2015Clinical-Health Psychology
    Dartmouth MPH2008
    University of VirginiaBA2002Psychology

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    Dr. Gibson is a psychologist and health services researcher based at the San Francisco VA. Her research focuses on women’s physical and mental health related to menopause and aging. Her current work examines women Veterans’ mental health, the impact of interpersonal trauma on health during menopause and aging, and the effect of menopause and menopause symptoms on the development and exacerbation of mental health concerns.

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    Improving Health Care for Women Veterans: Addressing Menopause and Mental Health
    VA HSR&D 1 IK2 HX002402-01A1
    Role: PI

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    1. Huang AJ, Gibson CJ. Forced and Coerced Sexual Initiation in Women: New Insights, Even More Questions. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Sep 16. PMID: 31524924.
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    2. Gibson CJ, Li Y, Huang AJ, Rife T, Seal KH. Menopausal Symptoms and Higher Risk Opioid Prescribing in a National Sample of Women Veterans with Chronic Pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Aug 14. PMID: 31414358.
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    3. Gibson CJ, Li Y, Bertenthal D, Huang AJ, Seal KH. Menopause symptoms and chronic pain in a national sample of midlife women veterans. Menopause. 2019 Jul; 26(7):708-713. PMID: 30839364.
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    4. Brittni Boyd, Carolyn Gibson, Stephen Van Den Eeden, Brigid McCaw, Leslee Subak, Alison Huang. Interpersonal Trauma. 2019 May 1; 133:217s.
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    5. Purcell N, Zamora K, Gibson C, Tighe J, Chang J, Grasso J, Seal KH. Patient Experiences With Integrated Pain Care: A Qualitative Evaluation of One VA's Biopsychosocial Approach to Chronic Pain Treatment and Opioid Safety. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119838845. PMID: 31041143.
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    6. Brittni Boyd*, Carolyn Gibson, Stephen Van den Eeden, Brigid McCaw, Leslee Subak, David Thom, Alison Huang. PD31-07 INTERPERSONAL TRAUMA: AN UNDER-RECOGNIZED RISK FACTOR FOR SYMPTOMATIC URINARY TRACT DYSFUNCTION IN MIDLIFE AND OLDER WOMEN. 2019 Apr 1; 201(Supplement 4).
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    7. Gibson CJ, Huang AJ, McCaw B, Subak LL, Thom DH, Van Den Eeden SK. Associations of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Menopause Symptoms Among Midlife and Older Women. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 01 01; 179(1):80-87. PMID: 30453319.
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    8. Fu P, Gibson CJ, Mendes WB, Schembri M, Huang AJ. Anxiety, depressive symptoms, and cardiac autonomic function in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with hot flashes: a brief report. Menopause. 2018 12; 25(12):1470-1475. PMID: 29916944.
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    9. Gibson CJ. Do current treatment options fall short for persistent vasomotor symptom bother in women over 60? Menopause. 2018 10; 25(10):1063-1064. PMID: 30188330.
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    10. Gibson CJ, Lisha NE, Walter LC, Huang AJ. Interpersonal trauma and aging-related genitourinary dysfunction in a national sample of older women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 01; 220(1):94.e1-94.e7. PMID: 30273583.
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    11. Gibson CJ, Li Y, Inslicht SS, Seal KH, Byers AL. Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Related to Diabetes and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 12; 26(12):1268-1272. PMID: 30314941.
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    12. Bertenthal D, Yaffe K, Barnes DE, Byers AL, Gibson CJ, Seal KH. Do postconcussive symptoms from traumatic brain injury in combat veterans predict risk for receiving opioid therapy for chronic pain? Brain Inj. 2018; 32(10):1188-1196. PMID: 29985653.
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    13. A. Huang, C. Gibson, B. McCaw, J. Shan, L. Subak, D. Thom, S. Van Den Eeden. 017 Interpersonal Violence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Aging-Related Genitourinary Dysfunction in an Ethnically-Diverse, Community-Based Sample of Women. 2018 Jun 1; 15(6):s104-s105.
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    14. Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Barnes DE, Byers AL, Gibson CJ, Rife TL, Yaffe K. Traumatic Brain Injury and Receipt of Prescription Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Matter? J Pain. 2018 08; 19(8):931-941. PMID: 29597083.
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    15. Gibson CJ, Richards A, Villanueva C, Barrientos M, Neylan TC, Inslicht SS. Subjective Sleep Related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among Trauma-Exposed Men and Women. Behav Sleep Med. 2019 Jul-Aug; 17(4):492-501. PMID: 29172723.
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    16. Inslicht SS, Rao MN, Richards A, O'Donovan A, Gibson CJ, Baum T, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC. Sleep and hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis responses to metyrapone in posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018 02; 88:136-143. PMID: 29268182.
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    17. C.J. Gibson, A. Huang, B. McCaw, J. Shan, L. Subak, S.K. Van Den Eeden. INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER WOMEN. 2017 Jul 1; 1(suppl_1):819-819.
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    18. C.J. Gibson, Y. Li, S. Inslicht, A.L. Byers. GENDER ISSUES IN AGINGGENDER DIFFERENCES IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: COMORBID POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND DIABETES. 2017 Jul 1; 1(suppl_1):818-818.
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    19. Gibson CJ, Mendes WB, Schembri M, Grady D, Huang AJ. Cardiac autonomic function and hot flashes among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2017 Jul; 24(7):756-761. PMID: 28169914.
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    20. Katon JG, Gray K, Callegari L, Gardella C, Gibson C, Ma E, Lynch KE, Zephyrin L. Trends in hysterectomy rates among women veterans in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 10; 217(4):428.e1-428.e11. PMID: 28578175.
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    21. Gibson CJ, Thurston RC, Matthews KA. Cortisol dysregulation is associated with daily diary-reported hot flashes among midlife women. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2016 Oct; 85(4):645-51. PMID: 27059154.
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    22. Guerrieri GM, Wakim PG, Keenan PA, Schenkel LA, Berlin K, Gibson CJ, Rubinow DR, Schmidt PJ. Sex differences in visuospatial abilities persist during induced hypogonadism. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Jan 29; 81:219-229. PMID: 26719236.
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    23. Gibson CJ, Gray KE, Katon JG, Simpson TL, Lehavot K. Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Physical Victimization during Military Service across Age Cohorts of Women Veterans. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Mar-Apr; 26(2):225-31. PMID: 26632005.
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    24. Katon JG, Gray KE, Gerber MR, Harrington LB, Woods NF, Weitlauf JC, Bean-Mayberry B, Goldstein KM, Hunt JR, Katon WJ, Haskell SG, McCutcheon SJ, Gass ML, Gibson CJ, Zephyrin LC. Vasomotor Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Veteran and Non-Veteran Postmenopausal Women. Gerontologist. 2016 Feb; 56 Suppl 1:S40-53. PMID: 26220418.
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    25. Gibson C, Matthews K, Thurston R. Daily physical activity and hot flashes in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Flashes Study. Fertil Steril. 2014 Apr; 101(4):1110-6. PMID: 24491454.
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    26. Matthews KA, Gibson CJ, El Khoudary SR, Thurston RC. Changes in cardiovascular risk factors by hysterectomy status with and without oophorectomy: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Jul 16; 62(3):191-200. PMID: 23684687.
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    27. Schmidt PJ, Keenan PA, Schenkel LA, Berlin K, Gibson C, Rubinow DR. Cognitive performance in healthy women during induced hypogonadism and ovarian steroid addback. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Feb; 16(1):47-58. PMID: 23188540.
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    28. Gibson CJ, Thurston RC, El Khoudary SR, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Matthews KA. Body mass index following natural menopause and hysterectomy with and without bilateral oophorectomy. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Jun; 37(6):809-13. PMID: 23007036.
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    29. Carolyn J. Gibson, Hadine Joffe, Joyce T. Bromberger, Rebecca C. Thurston, Tee T. Lewis, Naila Khalil, Karen A. Matthews. Mood Symptoms After Natural Menopause and Hysterectomy With and Without Bilateral Oophorectomy Among Women in Midlife. 2012 Sep 1; 67(9):551-552.
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    30. Gibson CJ, Joffe H, Bromberger JT, Thurston RC, Lewis TT, Khalil N, Matthews KA. Mood symptoms after natural menopause and hysterectomy with and without bilateral oophorectomy among women in midlife. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 May; 119(5):935-41. PMID: 22525904.
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    31. Gibson CJ, Thurston RC, Bromberger JT, Kamarck T, Matthews KA. Negative affect and vasomotor symptoms in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Daily Hormone Study. Menopause. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1270-7. PMID: 21900850.
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    32. Gibson CJ, Bromberger JT, Weiss GE, Thurston RC, Sowers M, Matthews KA. Negative attitudes and affect do not predict elective hysterectomy: a prospective analysis from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Menopause. 2011 May; 18(5):499-507. PMID: 21228728.
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    33. Gibson CJ, Weiss J, Goodrich M, Onega T. False-positive mammography and depressed mood in a screening population: findings from the New Hampshire Mammography Network. J Public Health (Oxf). 2009 Dec; 31(4):554-60. PMID: 19574274.
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    34. Schmidt PJ, Steinberg EM, Negro PP, Haq N, Gibson C, Rubinow DR. Pharmacologically induced hypogonadism and sexual function in healthy young women and men. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2009 Feb; 34(3):565-76. PMID: 18354393.
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