Carolyn Gibson

Core Investigator

Dr. Gibson is a psychologist and health services researcher based at the San Francisco VA. Her research focuses on women’s physical and mental health related to menopause and aging. Her current work examines women Veterans’ mental health, the impact of interpersonal trauma on health during menopause and aging, and the effect of menopause and menopause symptoms on the development and exacerbation of mental health concerns.


Interpersonal trauma and aging-related genitourinary dysfunction in a national sample of older women.

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Gibson CJ, Lisha NE, Walter LC, Huang AJ

Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Related to Diabetes and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Gibson CJ, Li Y, Inslicht SS, Seal KH, Byers AL

Traumatic Brain Injury and Receipt of Prescription Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Matter?

The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society

Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Barnes DE, Byers AL, Gibson CJ, Yaffe K

Sleep and hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis responses to metyrapone in posttraumatic stress disorder.


Inslicht SS, Rao MN, Richards A, O'Donovan A, Gibson CJ, Baum T, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC

Subjective Sleep Related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among Trauma-Exposed Men and Women.

Behavioral sleep medicine

Gibson CJ, Richards A, Villanueva C, Barrientos M, Neylan TC, Inslicht SS

Cardiac autonomic function and hot flashes among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

Menopause (New York, N.Y.)

Gibson CJ, Mendes WB, Schembri M, Grady D, Huang AJ

Trends in hysterectomy rates among women veterans in the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Katon JG, Gray K, Callegari L, Gardella C, Gibson C, Ma E, Lynch KE, Zephyrin L

Sex differences in visuospatial abilities persist during induced hypogonadism.


Guerrieri GM, Wakim PG, Keenan PA, Schenkel LA, Berlin K, Gibson CJ, Rubinow DR, Schmidt PJ

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Physical Victimization during Military Service across Age Cohorts of Women Veterans.

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Gibson CJ, Gray KE, Katon JG, Simpson TL, Lehavot K

Improving Post-Hospitalization Transition Outcomes through Accessible Health Information Technology and Caregiver Support: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal of clinical trials

Piette JD, Striplin D, Marinec N, Chen J, Gregory LA, Sumerlin DL, DeSantis AM, Gibson C, Crause I, Rouse M, Aikens JE

Vasomotor Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Veteran and Non-Veteran Postmenopausal Women.

The Gerontologist

Katon JG, Gray KE, Gerber MR, Harrington LB, Woods NF, Weitlauf JC, Bean-Mayberry B, Goldstein KM, Hunt JR, Katon WJ, Haskell SG, McCutcheon SJ, Gass ML, Gibson CJ, Zephyrin LC

Changes in cardiovascular risk factors by hysterectomy status with and without oophorectomy: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Matthews KA, Gibson CJ, El Khoudary SR, Thurston RC

Cognitive performance in healthy women during induced hypogonadism and ovarian steroid addback.

Archives of women's mental health

Schmidt PJ, Keenan PA, Schenkel LA, Berlin K, Gibson C, Rubinow DR

Mood symptoms after natural menopause and hysterectomy with and without bilateral oophorectomy among women in midlife.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Gibson CJ, Joffe H, Bromberger JT, Thurston RC, Lewis TT, Khalil N, Matthews KA

Negative affect and vasomotor symptoms in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Daily Hormone Study.

Menopause (New York, N.Y.)

Gibson CJ, Thurston RC, Bromberger JT, Kamarck T, Matthews KA

Negative attitudes and affect do not predict elective hysterectomy: a prospective analysis from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation.

Menopause (New York, N.Y.)

Gibson CJ, Bromberger JT, Weiss GE, Thurston RC, Sowers M, Matthews KA

Pharmacologically induced hypogonadism and sexual function in healthy young women and men.

Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Schmidt PJ, Steinberg EM, Negro PP, Haq N, Gibson C, Rubinow DR