Dr. Street is the Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Division is housed at VA Boston Healthcare System and focuses on the special issues of women and PTSD, including pioneering research on the psychological impact of military service on women veterans. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Street received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Street has a program of research investigating negative health outcomes associated with interpersonal trauma, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, in veteran and civilian populations. An additional research interest involves examining gender differences in traumatic stress exposure and stress-related disorders, with a focus on military deployment stressors. Her research has received funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health and has been published in numerous peer-review journals. She has served on many U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense research, education and advisory committees focused on the needs of female service members and received several Special Contribution Awards from VA in response to her extensive education and policy efforts focused on the treatment needs of veterans who experience military sexual trauma.
Dr. Street is also actively involved in the clinical treatment of veterans diagnosed with PTSD and other stress-related disorders through VA Boston Healthcare System’s Women’s Trauma Recovery Team. Through her appointment at Boston University, Dr. Street also serves as the Co-Director of WoVeN: The Women Veterans Network, a national peer support network designed to improve social support and quality of life by fostering connections among women veterans.