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

Keddem S, Frasso R, Dichter M, & Hanlon A: The association between pregnancy intention and breastfeeding. Journal of Human Lactation 34: 97-105, 2018.

Iverson KM, Sorrentino AE, Bellamy SL, Grillo AR, Haywood TN, Medvedeva E, Roberts CB, Dichter ME: Adoption, penetration, and effectiveness of a secondary risk screener for intimate partner violence: Evidence to inform screening practices in integrated care settings. General Hospital Psychiatry 51: 79-84, 2018.

Dardis, C. M., Dichter, M. E., & Iverson, K. M.: Empowerment, PTSD and revictimization among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Psychiatry Research 266: 103-110, 2018.

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 33: 843-864, 2018 Notes: published online ahead of print.

Montgomery, A.E., Butler, A., Cusack, M.C., Bellamy, S.L., Medvedeva, E., Roberts, C.B., & Dichter, M.E.: Recent intimate partner violence and housing instability among women veterans. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 54: 584-590, 2018.

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.

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.

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