Sheela Raja, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Selected Peer Reviewed Publications


  • Raja, S., Hannan, S. M., Boykin, D., Orcutt, H., Hamad, J., Hoersch, M., & Hasnain, M. (2015). Self-Reported Physical Health Associations of Traumatic Events in Medical and Dental Outpatients: A Cross-Sectional Study. Medicine, 94(17).
  • Raja, S., Hasnain, M., Vadakumchery, T., Hamad, J., Shah, R., & Hoersch, M. (2015). Identifying Elements of Patient-Centered Care in Underserved Populations: A Qualitative Study of Patient Perspectives. PloS one, 10(5), e0126708.
  • Raja, S. (2015). Affect Regulation for Military Sexual Trauma. Treating Military Sexual Trauma, 81.
  • Raja, S., Hoersch, M., Rajagopalan, C. F., & Chang, P. (2014). Treating Patients With Traumatic Life Experiences: Providing Trauma-Informed Care. The Journal of the American Dental Association, 145(3), 238-245.
  • Raja, S., Rajagopalan, C. F., Patel, J., & Van Kanegan, K. (2014). Teaching dental students about patient communication following an adverse event: a pilot educational module. Journal of dental education, 78(5), 757-762.
  • Yudkowsky, R., Valdes, W., Raja, S., & Kiser, B. (2011). Standardized patients assess residents’ telehealth communication skills. Medical Education 45(11), 1155.  
  • Raja, S., Teti, M., Knauz, R., Enchenique, M., Capistrant, B., Rubinstein, M., et al., (2008). Implementing Peer-Based Interventions in Clinic-Based Settings: Lessons from a Multi-Site HIV Prevention with Positives Initiative. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Service. 7(1), 7-26 
  • Raja, S., McKirnan, D., & Glick, N. (2007). The Treatment Advocacy Program-Sinai: A Peer-Based HIV Prevention Intervention for Working with HIV-Infected Persons. AIDS and Behavior, 11(5): s84-s94. 
  • Campbell, R., Megson, G., Bybee, D., & Raja, S. (2008). The co-occurrence of childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment: A meditational model of post-traumatic stress disorder and physical health outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(2), 194-207.
  • Campbell, R., & Raja, S. (2005). The Sexual Assault and Secondary Victimization of Female Veterans: Help-Seeking Experiences with Military and Civilian Social Systems. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29(1), 97-106.  
  • Orsillo, S., & Raja, S. (2002). Comorbidity in PTSD. In R. Kimerling, P. C. Ouimette, & J. Wolfe: Gender and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Clinical, Research, and Program Level Applications. New York: Guilford.  
  • Riger, S., Raja, S., & Camacho, J. (2002). The radiating impact of intimate partner violence in women’s lives. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17(2), 184-205. 
  • Campbell, R., & Raja, S. (1999). The secondary victimization of rape victims: Insights from mental health professionals who treat survivors of violence. Violence and Victims, 14(3), 261-275. 
  • Raja, S. (1998). Culturally-Sensitive Therapy for Women of Color. Women and Therapy, 21(4),67-84.  
  • Raja, S., & Stokes, J. (1998). Assessing attitudes toward lesbians and gay men: The modern homophobia scale. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity, 3(2), 113-134. 

Books, Publications and Research
Dr. Raja's Books Overcoming Trauma and PTSD  and The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls are available on Amazon. 
To receive updates on Dr. Raja's research, you can follow her on Academia.edu or ResearchGate.net.