BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.


Dr. Sarah Valentine is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Program of Research in Implementation Science, Minority Stress, and Mental Health (PRISMM), and the Director of BMC’s RESTORE Center--Recovery from Stress and Trauma through Outpatient care, Research, and Education. Dr. Valentine’s program of research focuses on the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in safety net hospital and community-based settings. She specializes in the use of community engagement to adapt and promote the sustainability of interventions in settings where marginalized groups receive their care.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Trauma/PTSD, Oppression- and discrimination-based stress, cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Pronouns

  • Administrative Title

    Assistant Professor, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Massachusetts General Hosptial / Harvard Medical School--Behavioral Medicine, 2014
  • Fellowship

    Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School--Implementation Science, 2014
  • Education

    Suffolk University, 2014
  • Board Certifications

    MA Psychologist
  • Research Interests

    Trauma/PTSD; Improving access to care; quality of care; enhancing patient engagement