Brett T. Litz, PhD
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

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Internet CBT for PTSD in WTC Responders
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai HHS CDC NIOSH

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
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
2005 Emotional-Processing in Borderline Personality Disorder 5R21MH069444-02 2
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  1. 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;.
  2. 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;.
  3. Resick PA, Wachen JS, Dondanville KA, Pruiksma KE, Yarvis JS, Peterson AL, Mintz J. 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;.
  4. 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;.
  5. 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;.
  6. Orazem RJ, Frazier PA, Schnurr PP, Oleson HE, Carlson KF, Litz BT, Sayer NA. Identity Adjustment Among Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans With Reintegration Difficulty. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Nov 28. PMID: 27893267.
  7. Taylor DJ, Pruiksma KE, Hale WJ, Kelly K, Maurer D, Peterson AL, Mintz J, Litz BT, Williamson DE. Prevalence, Correlates, and Predictors of Insomnia in the US Army prior to Deployment. Sleep. 2016 Oct 01; 39(10):1795-1806. PMID: 27450687.
  8. Boasso AM, Steenkamp MM, Larson JL, Litz BT. Posttraumatic stress symptoms across the deployment cycle: A latent transition analysis. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 Dec; 83:54-60. PMID: 27566139; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.08.002;.
  9. Engel CC, Jaycox LH, Freed MC, Bray RM, Brambilla D, Zatzick D, Litz B, Tanielian T, Novak LA, Lane ME, Belsher BE, Olmsted KL, Evatt DP, Vandermaas-Peeler R, Unützer J, Katon WJ. Centrally Assisted Collaborative Telecare for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Among Military Personnel Attending Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jul 01; 176(7):948-56. PMID: 27294447; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2402;.
  10. Nickerson A, Garber B, Ahmed O, Asnaani A, Cheung J, Hofmann SG, Huynh L, Liddell B, Litz BT, Pajak R, Bryant RA. Emotional suppression in torture survivors: Relationship to posttraumatic stress symptoms and trauma-related negative affect. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Aug 30; 242:233-9. PMID: 27294797; DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.05.048;.
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