Dr. Jain serves as Medical Director for Integrated Care & Section Chief for Outpatient Mental Health at the VA Palo Alto HealthCare System. She is a Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine & is board-certified in General Psychiatry with specialty expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), primary and mental health integrated care and Women’s Health Psychiatry.
Dr. Jain is a health services researcher, affiliated with the National Center for PTSD, who focuses on developing innovative ways to enhance the reach of mental healthcare for underserved populations with PTSD. Her work is widely accredited for elucidating the role of paraprofessionals and peers in the treatment of American veterans with PTSD. Her PTSD research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychiatric Services and the Journal of Traumatic Stress, in addition to being featured in national publications such as The New York Times.
Dr. Jain is an internationally recognized leader in communicating to the public about trauma and PTSD. Her posts for her Psychology Today PTSD Blog, In the Aftermath of Trauma have been viewed over 200,000 times. Her acclaimed debut non-fiction trade book, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science (Harper, 2019) was nominated for a National Book Award and her essays and commentary about trauma and PTSD have appeared on the BBC, CNN, STAT, Newsweek, TEDx, The Los Angeles Times, public radio and elsewhere.