Brett T. Litz, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, State University of New York at Binghamton
MA, State University of New York at Binghamton



Dr. Litz is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and is also the Director of the Mental Health Core of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiological Research and Information Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Litz is principal investigator on various research projects funded by the Department of Defense and the NIMH. Dr. Litz is internationally recognized as an expert on military trauma and early intervention for trauma and traumatic loss and devotes his career to evaluating the mental health outcomes associated with military deployments across the lifespan, the assessment and treatment of PTSD using Telehealth approaches, with an emphasis on early intervention for combat and operational trauma and loss.

Dr. Litz’s recent work entails evaluations of the psychological and social impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars chiefly among active-duty military personnel as well the development and testing of novel primary prevention, pre-clinical, and clinical intervention strategies for service members. He has over 200 publications and has authored two books. Dr. Litz is a fellow in the American Psychopathological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and he is a member of the Psychological Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board. He has also been a member of various special committees sponsored by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

VA Boston Healthcare System




Internet-based Psychotherapies for PTSD Symptoms in WTC Responders
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai HHS CDC NIOSH
1U01OH010729-01A1

Personnel agreement for research services of Brett Litz
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. Dept of Defense


Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Victims of Mass Violence
06/01/2002 - 05/31/2005 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5 R01 MH66589 02

The Parameters of Emotional Processing in PTSD
08/29/2001 - 10/31/2004 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5 R01 MH61256 03




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 CAP-Assessment Core Boston 5I01CX001134-04
2016 CAP-Assessment Core Boston 5I01CX001134-03
2015 CAP-Assessment Core Boston 5I01CX001134-02
2014 CAP-Assessment Core Boston 1I01CX001134-01
2010 Internet-based Self-Management Intervention for Prolonged Grief 5R34MH079884-03 1
2009 Internet-based Self-Management Intervention for Prolonged Grief 5R34MH079884-02 1
2008 Internet-based Self-Management Intervention for Prolonged Grief 1R34MH079884-01A1 1
2007 Coping with the Threat of Terror 5R21MH074501-02 2
2006 Coping with the Threat of Terror 1R21MH074501-01A1 2
2006 Emotional-Processing in Borderline Personality Disorder 5R21MH069444-03 2
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  1. Polusny MA, Erbes CR, Kramer MD, Thuras P, DeGarmo D, Koffel E, Litz B, Arbisi PA. Resilience and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Iraq: A Prospective Study of Latent Class Trajectories and Their Predictors. J Trauma Stress. 2017 Aug; 30(4):351-361. PMID: 28763565.
  2. Yeterian JD, Berke DS, Litz BT. Psychosocial rehabilitation after war trauma with adaptive disclosure: Design and rationale of a comparative efficacy trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Oct; 61:10-15. PMID: 28713032.
  3. Kaczkurkin AN, Zang Y, Gay NG, Peterson AL, Yarvis JS, Borah EV, Dondanville KA, Hembree EA, Litz BT, Mintz J, Young-McCaughan S, Foa EB. Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies Associated With the DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Criteria. J Trauma Stress. 2017 Aug; 30(4):343-350. PMID: 28665526.
  4. McLean CP, Zandberg L, Roache JD, Fitzgerald H, Pruiksma KE, Taylor DJ, Dondanville KA, Litz BT, Mintz J, Young-McCaughan S, Yarvis JS, Peterson AL, Foa EB. Caffeine Use in Military Personnel With PTSD: Prevalence and Impact on Sleep. Behav Sleep Med. 2017 Jun 13; 1-11. PMID: 28609150.
  5. Contractor AA, Bolton E, Gallagher MW, Rhodes C, Nash WP, Litz B. Longitudinal Measurement Invariance of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Deployed Marines. J Trauma Stress. 2017 Jun; 30(3):259-269. PMID: 28470977.
  6. Hall-Clark BN, Kaczkurkin AN, Asnaani A, Zhong J, Peterson AL, Yarvis JS, Borah EV, Dondanville KA, Hembree EA, Litz BT, Mintz J, Young-McCaughan S, Foa EB. Ethnoracial Differences in PTSD Symptoms and Trauma-Related Cognitions in Treatment-Seeking Active Duty Military Personnel for PTSD. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Jan 09. PMID: 28068141; DOI: 10.1037/tra0000242;.
  7. Jordan AH, Eisen E, Bolton E, Nash WP, Litz BT. Distinguishing War-Related PTSD Resulting From Perpetration- and Betrayal-Based Morally Injurious Events. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Jan 09. PMID: 28068142; DOI: 10.1037/tra0000249;.
  8. Resick PA, Wachen JS, Dondanville KA, Pruiksma KE, Yarvis JS, Peterson AL, Mintz J, Borah EV, Brundige A, Hembree EA, Litz BT, Roache JD, Young-McCaughan S. Effect of Group vs Individual Cognitive Processing Therapy in Active-Duty Military Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 01; 74(1):28-36. PMID: 27893032; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.2729;.
  9. Lehavot K, Litz B, Millard SP, Hamilton AB, Sadler A, Simpson T. Study adaptation, design, and methods of a web-based PTSD intervention for women Veterans. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Feb; 53:68-79. PMID: 27940187; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.12.002;.
  10. Au TM, Sauer-Zavala S, King MW, Petrocchi N, Barlow DH, Litz BT. Compassion-Based Therapy for Trauma-Related Shame and Posttraumatic Stress: Initial Evaluation Using a Multiple Baseline Design. Behav Ther. 2017 Mar; 48(2):207-221.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28270331; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.11.012;.
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