Sheela Raja, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Selected Peer Reviewed Publications
Recent Research​
  • Raja, S., Hasnain, M., Hoersch, M., Gove-Yin, S.,& S.,& Rajagopalan, C. (2015). Trauma Informed Care in Medicine: Current Knowledge and Future Research Directions. Family and Community Health 38(3), 217-227.  
  • Raja, S., Hannan, S., 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),e734
  • Raja, S., Rajagopalan, C., Hasnain, M., Vadakumchery, T., Kupershmidt, A., Hamad, J., & Hoersch, M. (2015). Trauma Informed Care in Medical Settings: A Pilot Study of Female Patient Perspectives on Coping, Screening and Fostering Resilience. Journal of Women's Health Issues & Care.
  • Raja, S. (2015). Affect Regulation for Military Sexual Trauma. Treating Military Sexual Trauma, 81.
  • 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-e0126708. 
  • Raja, S., Shah, R., Hamad, J., VanKanegan, M., Kupershmidt, A., & Kruthoff, M. (2015). Patients’ Perspectives of Dehumanization in Dental Settings. Journal of DentalnEducation, 79 (10).
  • Raja, S., Holland, C., DuBois, S., McKirnan, D., Allgood, K., & Glick, N. (2015). History of Traumatic Events in HIV+ Individuals: Risk Behavior Implications in an Urban Clinic Setting. Journal of HIV, AIDS and Social Service, 14(1), 110-128.  
  • Raja, S., Rajagopalan, C., Kupershmidt, S., & Chang, P. (2015). Outcomes of a Trauma-Informed Care Module in Dental Education. Journal of Dental Education, 79(1): 47-55. 
  • 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.
HIGHLY CITED PRIOR WORK​
  • 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. 
  • 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. The PTSD Survival Guide for Teens will be released this fall, and is available for pre-order.
To receive updates on Dr. Raja's research, you can follow her on Academia.edu or ResearchGate.net.