Understanding intimate partner violence in women Veterans
Erica Sprey of VA Research Communications speaks with Dr. Katherine Iverson, a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Women's Health Division of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Iverson's research is focused on identifying and understanding intimate partner violence, or IPV, in women Veterans. She is also working together with other VA investigators to bring light to the problem of traumatic brain injury that stems from IPV. Women are often punched in the face during a violent encounter with an intimate partner and may not understand their risk for a brain injury.