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 Psychological and Brain Sciences 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. He is principal investigator on various research projects funded by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Litz is internationally recognized as an expert on PTSD, military trauma, and the early intervention and treatment of trauma, traumatic loss, and moral injury. He also evaluates the mental health outcomes associated with military deployments across the lifespan and develops and validates assessment instruments to evaluate PTSD and moral injury.

Dr. Litz’s recent work entails evaluations of the psychiatric, psychological, social, and spiritual impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars among active-duty military personnel and veterans and conducting clinical trials of a psychotherapy developed by Dr. Litz and his colleagues called Adaptive Disclosure (http://www.guilford.com/books/Adaptive-Disclosure/Litz-Lebowitz-Gray-Nash/9781462523290) that targets warzone trauma, loss, and moral injury. He has 300 publications and has authored three books. Dr. Litz is also a fellow of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Psychopathological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science, and he is a former 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




Moral Injury Outcomes
09/01/2018 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
University of Melbourne


Internet-based Psychotherapies for PTSD Symptoms in WTC Responders
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai HHS CDC NIOSH
5U01OH010729-03

Personnel agreement for research services of Brett Litz
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014 (Subcontract 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



Title
South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR)
The Assessment Core of the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience - Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (STRONG-STAR)
Adaptive Disclosure: A Combat-Specific PTSD Treatment
Psychosocial Rehabilitation after Moral Injury and Loss with Adaptive Disclosure
CAP-Assessment Core Boston
Internet-based Psychotherapies for PTSD Symptoms in WTC Responders


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Psychosocial Rehabilitation after Moral Injury and Loss with Adaptive Disclosure 5I01RX002135-04 1
2019 Psychosocial Rehabilitation after Moral Injury and Loss with Adaptive Disclosure 5I01RX002135-03 1
2019 CAP-Assessment Core Boston 5I01CX001134-06
2018 Psychosocial Rehabilitation after Moral Injury and Loss with Adaptive Disclosure 5I01RX002135-02 1
2018 CAP-Assessment Core Boston 5I01CX001134-05
2017 Psychosocial Rehabilitation after Moral Injury and Loss with Adaptive Disclosure 1I01RX002135-01A2 1
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
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  1. Miles SR, Kent TA, Stanley M, Thompson KE, Sharp C, Niles BL, Young-McCaughan S, Mintz J, Roache JD, Litz BT, Hale WJ, Stanford MS, Keane TM, Peterson AL. Manage Emotions to Reduce Aggression: A Pilot Study of a Brief Treatment to Help Veterans Reduce Impulsive Aggression. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2020 Nov; 208(11):897-903.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32947454
     
  2. Taylor DJ, Pruiksma KE, Mintz J, Slavish DC, Wardle-Pinkston S, Tyler H, Dondanville KA, Young-McCaughan S, Scullin MK, Nicholson KL, Litz BT, Dietch JR, Williamson DE, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Resick PA. Treatment of comorbid sleep disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder in active duty military: Design and methodology of a randomized clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Oct 20; 99:106186.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33091589
     
  3. Straud CL, Dondanville KA, Hale WJ, Wachen JS, Mintz J, Litz BT, Roache JD, Yarvis JS, Young-McCaughan S, Peterson AL, Resick PA. The Impact of Hazardous Drinking Among Active Duty Military With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Does Cognitive Processing Therapy Format Matter? J Trauma Stress. 2020 Oct 19. PMID: 33078467
     
  4. Straud CL, Moore BA, Hale WJ, Baker M, Gardner CL, Shinn AM, Cigrang JA, Litz BT, Mintz J, Lara-Ruiz JM, Young-McCaughan S, Peterson AL. Demographic and Occupational Risk Factors Associated With Suicide-Related Aeromedical Evacuation Among Deployed U.S. Military Service Members. Mil Med. 2020 Aug 10. PMID: 32776113
     
  5. Steenkamp MM, Litz BT, Marmar CR. PTSD Treatments for Veterans-Reply. JAMA. 2020 07 21; 324(3):301-302. PMID: 32692384
     
  6. Litz BT. Response to Zalta and Held's "Commentary on the Special Issue on Moral Injury: Leveraging Existing Constructs to Test the Heuristic Model of Moral Injury". J Trauma Stress. 2020 Jun 01. PMID: 32479672
     
  7. Griffin BJ, Williams CL, Shaler L, Dees RF, Cowden RG, Bryan CJ, Litz B, Purcell N, Burkman K, Maguen S. Profiles of moral distress and associated outcomes among student veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Oct; 12(7):669-677. PMID: 32352806
     
  8. Taylor DJ, Pruiksma KE, Hale W, McLean CP, Zandberg L, Brown L, Mintz J, Young-McCaughan S, Peterson AL, Yarvis JS, Dondanville KA, Litz BT, Roache J, Foa EB. Sleep Problems in Active Duty Military Personnel Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Presence, Change, and Impact on Outcomes. Sleep. 2020 Apr 04. PMID: 32246153
     
  9. Steenkamp MM, Litz BT, Marmar CR. First-line Psychotherapies for Military-Related PTSD. JAMA. 2020 02 18; 323(7):656-657. PMID: 31999301
     
  10. Pruiksma KE, Hale WJ, Mintz J, Peterson AL, Young-McCaughan S, Wilkerson A, Nicholson K, Dondanville KA, Fina BA, Borah EV, Roache JD, Litz BT, Bryan CJ, Taylor DJ. Predictors of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) Outcomes in Active-Duty U.S. Army Personnel. Behav Ther. 2020 07; 51(4):522-534. PMID: 32586427
     
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