Lizabeth Goldstein, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement Street
San Francisco CA 94121
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-2841-4120 Additional info
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    VA San Francisco/UCSF, San Francisco, CAFellowship03/2019Sierra Pacific MIRECC (Research/Clinical Psychology)
    VA San Diego/UCSD, La Jolla, CAClinical Internship06/2015Clinical Psychology
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OHPhD08/2015Clinical Psychology
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OHMA03/2012Clinical Psychology
    The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJBA05/2007Psychology, Clinical/Counseling Concentration
    University of California, San Francisco, CA12/2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    As the recipient of a VA Rehabilitation R&D Career Development Award-2, I spend 75% effort advancing my research program and 25% effort providing clinical services to Veterans and CHAMPVA enrollees in the San Francisco VA Healthcare System. My research program is focused on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of behavioral sleep care for Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I hope to improve the quality of life and functioning of these Veterans through evidence-based, patient-centered care. I am currently Principal Investigator of a randomized controlled trial evaluating Apnea and Insomnia Relief (AIR) vs. Sleep Education (SE) for Veterans with sleep apnea, insomnia, and PTSD. I am actively expanding my research program into additional, complementary areas of work, most notably health disparities in the detection and treatment of sleep disorders.

    During my clinical time, I provide evaluation and intervention for sleep disorders as part of the SFVAHCS Sleep Clinic. I also participate in the SFVAHCS Sleep Apnea Multidisciplinary Clinic, providing consultation and clinical evaluation alongside providers in other medical specialties. As faculty for the UCSF Sleep Medicine Fellowship, I provide training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia for physician sleep medicine fellows. I also supervise psychology externs, interns, and postdoctoral residents in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and am lead for the Health Psychology track of the SFVAHCS Predoctoral Psychology Internship Program.

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    Pilot Test of Apnea and Insomnia Relief for Veterans with Gulf War Illness
    DoD GW20046Sep 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Improving Sleep and Functioning in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    VA RX002952Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Examining the bidirectional relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters and PAP adherence. J Clin Sleep Med. 2023 05 01; 19(5):857-863. Colvonen PJ, Goldstein LA, Sarmiento KF. PMID: 36692162; PMCID: PMC10152361.
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    2. Lifetime history of interpersonal partner violence is associated with insomnia among midlife women veterans. Menopause. 2023 04 01; 30(4):370-375. Goldstein LA, Jakubowski KP, Huang AJ, Seal KH, Maguen S, Inslicht SS, Byers AL, Gibson CJ. PMID: 36753121; PMCID: PMC10038868.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Barriers to positive airway pressure adherence among veterans with sleep apnea: a mixed methods study. Transl Behav Med. 2022 08 17; 12(8):870-877. Goldstein LA, Purcell N, Sarmiento KF, Neylan TC, Maguen S. PMID: 35640475.
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    4. Brief behavioral treatment for insomnia improves psychosocial functioning in veterans: results from a randomized controlled trial. Sleep. 2021 03 12; 44(3). Maguen S, Gloria R, Huggins J, Goldstein LA, Kanady JC, Straus LD, Metzler TJ, Lujan C, Neylan TC. PMID: 33022048.
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    5. Improving Positive Life Event Predictions through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 2020 May 27; 1-8. Ezawa EI, Goldstein GL, Strunk SD. .
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    6. Outcomes, skill acquisition, and the alliance: Similarities and differences between clinical trial and student therapists. Behav Res Ther. 2020 06; 129:103608. Goldstein LA, Adler Mandel AD, DeRubeis RJ, Strunk DR. PMID: 32276239; PMCID: PMC7329568.
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    7. Measuring Use of Evidence Based Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Large National Healthcare System. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018 07; 45(4):519-529. Maguen S, Madden E, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Goldstein LA, Burkman K, Shiner B. PMID: 29450781.
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    8. Recent Advancements in Treating Sleep Disorders in Co-Occurring PTSD. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2018 06 21; 20(7):48. Colvonen PJ, Straus LD, Stepnowsky C, McCarthy MJ, Goldstein LA, Norman SB. PMID: 29931537; PMCID: PMC6645398.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. An Open-Label Study of Doxazosin Extended-Release for PTSD: Findings and Recommendations for Future Research on Doxazosin. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2018 Jan; 16(1):67-73. Richards A, Inslicht S, Ruoff LM, Metzler TJ, Goldstein LA, Chapman CM, Hubachek SQ, Neylan TC. PMID: 31975904; PMCID: PMC6519572.
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    10. Veterans Group Exercise: A randomized pilot trial of an Integrative Exercise program for veterans with posttraumatic stress. J Affect Disord. 2018 02; 227:345-352. Goldstein LA, Mehling WE, Metzler TJ, Cohen BE, Barnes DE, Choucroun GJ, Silver A, Talbot LS, Maguen S, Hlavin JA, Chesney MA, Neylan TC. PMID: 29145076.
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    11. A 12-week integrative exercise program improves self-reported mindfulness and interoceptive awareness in war veterans with posttraumatic stress symptoms. J Clin Psychol. 2018 04; 74(4):554-565. Mehling WE, Chesney MA, Metzler TJ, Goldstein LA, Maguen S, Geronimo C, Agcaoili G, Barnes DE, Hlavin JA, Neylan TC. PMID: 29076530.
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    12. Advancing Treatment of Comorbid PTSD and OSA. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 06 15; 13(6):843-844. Goldstein LA, Colvonen PJ, Sarmiento KF. PMID: 28454602; PMCID: PMC5443749.
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    13. Military sexual trauma is associated with eating disorders, while combat exposure is not. Psychol Trauma. 2018 May; 10(3):276-281. Breland JY, Donalson R, Li Y, Hebenstreit CL, Goldstein LA, Maguen S. PMID: 28493727; PMCID: PMC6200455.
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    14. Impact of military trauma exposures on posttraumatic stress and depression in female veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Mar; 249:281-285. Goldstein LA, Dinh J, Donalson R, Hebenstreit CL, Maguen S. PMID: 28135599.
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    15. Assessing Patients' Cognitive Therapy Skills: Initial Evaluation of the Competencies of Cognitive Therapy Scale. Cognit Ther Res. 2014 Oct; 38(5):559-569. Strunk DR, Hollars SN, Adler AD, Goldstein LA, Braun JD. PMID: 25408560; PMCID: PMC4232848.
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    16. The compensation and capitalization models: a test of two approaches to individualizing the treatment of depression. Behav Res Ther. 2012 Nov; 50(11):699-706. Cheavens JS, Strunk DR, Lazarus SA, Goldstein LA. PMID: 22982085.
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    17. Outcome assessment via handheld computer in community mental health: consumer satisfaction and reliability. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2011 Jul; 38(3):414-23. Goldstein LA, Connolly Gibbons MB, Thompson SM, Scott K, Heintz L, Green P, Thompson D, Crits-Christoph P. PMID: 21107916; PMCID: PMC3299491.
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    18. Developing Research and Recruitment While Fostering Stakeholder Engagement in a National Institutes of Mental Health-Funded Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Programs Grant for Depression. Progress in Community Health Partnerships Research Education and Action. 2010 Dec 1; 4(4):299-303. Stirman SS, Goldstein GL, Wrenn WG, Barrett BM, Connolly Gibbons CM, Casiano CD, Thompson TD, Green GP, Heintz HL, Barber BJ, Crits-Christoph CP. .
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    19. Effect of Exposure to an American Indian Mascot on the Tendency to Stereotype a Different Minority Group. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 2010 Mar 1; 40(3):534-553. Kim-Prieto KC, Goldstein GL, Okazaki OS, Kirschner KB. .
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    20. Developing research and recruitment while fostering stakeholder engagement in a National Institutes of Mental Health-funded Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Programs grant for depression. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2010; 4(4):299-303. Stirman SW, Goldstein LA, Wrenn G, Barrett M, Gibbons MB, Casiano D, Thompson D, Green PP, Heintz L, Barber JP, Crits-Christoph P. PMID: 21169707; PMCID: PMC3355190.
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    21. Unique and common mechanisms of change across cognitive and dynamic psychotherapies. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2009 Oct; 77(5):801-13. Gibbons MB, Crits-Christoph P, Barber JP, Wiltsey Stirman S, Gallop R, Goldstein LA, Temes CM, Ring-Kurtz S. PMID: 19803561; PMCID: PMC2844256.
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    22. Thinking outside the black box: The relative risk of suicide in antidepressant use. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice. 2009; 7(1):3-16. Goldstein, L. A. & Ruscio, J. View Publication.
    23. Changes in Positive Quality of Life over the Course of Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2008 Dec 01; 45(4):419-430. Crits-Christoph P, Connolly Gibbons MB, Ring-Kurtz S, Gallop R, Stirman S, Present J, Temes C, Goldstein L. PMID: 19960115; PMCID: PMC2786220.
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    24. Introversion. Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. 2007 Jan 1. Dimler DM, Goldstein GL, Kohlberger KB, Kim-Prieto KC. .
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