Melissa E Dichter, PhD, MSW

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue, Building 4100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-694-1093
B.A. (Child Development)
Tufts University, 1998.
MSW (Clinical Social Work)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
PhD (Social Welfare)
University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
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Selected Publications

Dichter, M. E., Haywood, T. N., Butler, A. E., Bellamy, S. L., & Iverson, K. M.: Intimate partner violence screening in the Veterans Health Administration: Demographic and military service characteristics. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 56(6): 761-768, 2017.

Blosnich JR, Marsiglio MC, Dichter ME, Gao S, Gordon AJ, Shipherd JC, Kauth M, Brown R, Fine MJ: Impact of social determinants of health on medical conditions among transgender veterans. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 52: 491-498, 2017.

Keddem S, Frasso R, Dichter M, & Hanlon A: The association between pregnancy intention and breastfeeding. Journal of Human Lactation 2017.

Ruben, M. A., Blosnich, J. R., Dichter, M. E., Luscri, L., & Shipherd, J. C.: Will Veterans answer sexual orientation and gender identity questions? Medical Care 55: S85-S89, 2017.

Dichter, M. E., Butler, A., Bellamy, S., Medvedeva, E., Roberts, C. B., & Iverson, K. M.: Disproportionate mental health burden associated with past-year intimate partner violence among women receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Traumatic Stress 30(6): 555-563, 2017.

Dichter, M. E., Wagner, C., Borrero, S., Broyles, L., & Montgomery, A. E.: Intimate partner violence, unhealthy alcohol use, and housing instability among women veterans in the Veterans Health Administration. Psychological Services 14(2): 246, 2017.

Kimerling, R., Iverson, K. M., Dichter, M. E., Rodriguez, A. L., Wong, A., & Pavao, J.: Prevalence of intimate partner violence among women veterans who utilize Veterans Health Administration primary care. Journal of General Internal Medicine 31(8): 888-894, August 2016.

Iverson, K. M., Wiltsey-Stirman, S., Street, A. E., Gerber, M. R., Carpenter, L. S., Dichter, M. E., Bair-Merritt, M., & Vogt, D.: Female veterans' preferences for counseling related to intimate partner violence: Informing patient-centered interventions. General Hospital Psychiatry 40: 33-38, May-June 2016.

Wagner, C. A., Dichter, M. E., Mavandadi, S., Klaus, J., & Oslin, D. W.: Gender differences in social relationships and mental health among Veterans Affairs patients. Military Behavioral Health 4(3): 220-229, 2016.

Dichter, M.E., Wagner, C., & True, G.: Women veterans' experiences of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual assault in the context of military service: Implications for supporting women's health and well-being. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2016 Notes: published online ahead of print.

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