Holly Mash, Ph.D.

Research Psychologist
Department of Psychiatry
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Holly Herberman Mash is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Dr. Mash completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Health Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, with a focus on psychophysiological sequelae of traumatic stress. She has worked in residential, inpatient, and psychiatric emergency room settings, and has a background in psychological assessment. Dr. Mash has performed assessments of survivors of human-made disasters, such as motor vehicle and oil refinery accidents, rescue workers following the crash of Flight 427, individuals considering genetic testing for BRCA1/2, and mothers experiencing postpartum depression. Her research interests include factors predisposing individuals to PTSD, risk factors for complicated grief, psychosocial factors and health, comorbidity of psychiatric diagnoses following trauma, and psychopathology assessment. Dr. Mash joined the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress in February 2010.