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Barbara W. Boat, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor-Affiliate

Director of the Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment; and Executive Director of the Childhood Trust at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience | College of Medicine

  • Bachelor's Degree: Macalester College (Psychology and Spanish)
  • Master's Degree: University of Iowa (Child Behavior and Development)
  • Doctorate Degree: Case Western Reserve University (Psychology)
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Research Interests

Treatment of post-traumatic stress and dissociative disorders and the training and utilization of evidenced-based interventions for traumatized children and their families.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Boat, Barbara W; Forman, Sarah B 2008. Consider the source: a commentary on incest and parental contact. Journal of child sexual abuse, 17 1, 13-6

Barnes, Jaclyn E; Boat, Barbara W; Putnam, Frank W; Dates, Harold F; Mahlman, Andrew R 2006. Ownership of high-risk ("vicious") dogs as a marker for deviant behaviors: implications for risk assessment. Journal of interpersonal violence, 21 12, 1616-34

Siegel, R M; Hill, T D; Henderson, V A; Ernst, H M; Boat, B W 1999. Screening for domestic violence in the community pediatric setting. Pediatrics, 104 4 Pt 1, 874-7

Baker, D G; Boat, B W; Grinvalsky, H T; Geracioti, T D 1998. Interpersonal trauma and animal-related experiences in female and male military veterans: implications for program development. Military medicine, 163 1, 20-5

Boat, B W; Everson, M D 1994. Exploration of anatomical dolls by nonreferred preschool-aged children: comparisons by age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Child abuse & neglect, 18 2, 139-53

Everson, M D; Boat, B W 1994. Putting the anatomical doll controversy in perspective: an examination of the major uses and criticisms of the dolls in child sexual abuse evaluations. Child abuse & neglect, 18 2, 113-29

Greenberg, R A; Strecher, V J; Bauman, K E; Boat, B W; Fowler, M G; Keyes, L L; Denny, F W; Chapman, R S; Stedman, H C; LaVange, L M 1994. Evaluation of a home-based intervention program to reduce infant passive smoking and lower respiratory illness. Journal of behavioral medicine, 17 3, 273-90

Margolis, P A; Greenberg, R A; Keyes, L L; LaVange, L M; Chapman, R S; Denny, F W; Bauman, K E; Boat, B W 1992. Lower respiratory illness in infants and low socioeconomic status. American journal of public health, 82 8, 1119-26

Everson, M D; Boat, B W 1990. Sexualized doll play among young children: implications for the use of anatomical dolls in sexual abuse evaluations. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 29 5, 736-42

Everson, M D; Boat, B W 1989. False allegations of sexual abuse by children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 28 2, 230-5

Boat, B W; Everson, M D 1988. Use of anatomical dolls among professionals in sexual abuse evaluations. Child abuse & neglect, 12 2, 171-9

Boat, B W; Campbell, F A; Ramey, C T . Preventive education and birth order as co-determinants of IQ in disadvantaged 5-year-olds. Child: care, health and development, 12 1, 25-36

Boat, B W; Everson, M D . Interviewing young children with anatomical dolls. Child welfare, 67 4, 337-52