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. 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.

Dr. Litz recent work entails the development and validation of a new measure of moral injury as a multidimensional outcome (the Moral Injury Outcome Scale; a public domain scale available by emailing Dr. Litz) and conducing a VA funded multisite clinical trial testing an expanded version of Adaptive Disclosure on Veterans with PTSD. Adaptive Disclosure is a flexible multidimensional psychotherapy that employs different strategies to target threat-based, loss-related, and moral injury-related trauma (http://www.guilford.com/books/Adaptive-Disclosure/Litz-Lebowitz-Gray-Nash/9781462523290) . Dr. Litz has over 370 peer reviewed publications is a fellow of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Psychopathological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.

VA Boston Healthcare System




Internet-based Psychotherapies for PTSD Symptoms in WTC Responders
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai HHS CDC NIOSH
5U01OH010729-03

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


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
2021 Psychosocial Rehabilitation after Moral Injury and Loss with Adaptive Disclosure 5I01RX002135-05 1
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
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  1. Abdallah CG, Roache JD, Gueorguieva R, Averill LA, Young-McCaughan S, Shiroma PR, Purohit P, Brundige A, Murff W, Ahn KH, Sherif MA, Baltutis EJ, Ranganathan M, D'Souza D, Martini B, Southwick SM, Petrakis IL, Burson RR, Guthmiller KB, López-Roca AL, Lautenschlager KA, McCallin JP, Hoch MB, Timchenko A, Souza SE, Bryant CE, Mintz J, Litz BT, Williamson DE, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Krystal JH. Correction to: Dose-related effects of ketamine for antidepressant-resistant symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans and active duty military: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled multi-center clinical trial. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2022 May 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35545665
     
  2. Forsberg CW, Estrada SA, Baraff A, Magruder KM, Vaccarino V, Litz BT, Friedman MJ, Goldberg J, Smith NL. Risk factors for suicide in the Vietnam-era twin registry. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2022 May 02. PMID: 35499385
     
  3. Olin CC, McDevitt-Murphy ME, Murphy JG, Zakarian RJ, Roache JD, Young-McCaughan S, Litz BT, Keane TM, Peterson AL. The associations between posttraumatic stress disorder and delay discounting, future orientation, and reward availability: A behavioral economic model. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Apr 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35437823
     
  4. McLean CP, Foa EB, Dondanville KA, Haddock CK, Miller ML, Rauch SAM, Yarvis JS, Wright EC, Hall-Clark BN, Fina BA, Litz BT, Mintz J, Young-McCaughan S, Peterson AL. "The effects of web-prolonged exposure among military personnel and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder": Correction. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Mar 24. PMID: 35324230
     
  5. Moring JC, Straud CL, Penzien DB, Resick PA, Peterson AL, Jaramillo CA, Eapen BC, McGeary CA, Mintz J, Litz BT, Young-McCaughan S, Keane TM, McGeary DD. PTSD symptoms and tinnitus severity: An analysis of veterans with posttraumatic headaches. Health Psychol. 2022 Mar; 41(3):178-183.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35298210
     
  6. Miles SR, Pruiksma KE, Slavish D, Dietch JR, Wardle-Pinkston S, Litz BT, Rodgers M, Nicholson KL, Young-McCaughan S, Dondanville KA, Nakase-Richardson R, Mintz J, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Resick PA, Taylor DJ. Sleep disorder symptoms are associated with greater posttraumatic stress and anger symptoms in U.S. army service members seeking treatment for PTSD. J Clin Sleep Med. 2022 Feb 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35197191
     
  7. McLean CP, Miller ML, Dondanville KA, Rauch SAM, Yarvis JS, Wright EC, Hall-Clark BN, Fina BA, Litz BT, Mintz J, Young-McCaughan S, Peterson AL, Foa EB. Perceptions and experiences of web-prolonged exposure for posttraumatic stress disorder: A mixed-methods study. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35099219
     
  8. Abdallah CG, Roache JD, Gueorguieva R, Averill LA, Young-McCaughan S, Shiroma PR, Purohit P, Brundige A, Murff W, Ahn KH, Sherif MA, Baltutis EJ, Ranganathan M, D'Souza D, Martini B, Southwick SM, Petrakis IL, Burson RR, Guthmiller KB, López-Roca AL, Lautenschlager KA, McCallin JP, Hoch MB, Timchenko A, Souza SE, Bryant CE, Mintz J, Litz BT, Williamson DE, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Krystal JH. Dose-related effects of ketamine for antidepressant-resistant symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans and active duty military: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled multi-center clinical trial. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2022 Jan 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35046508; PMCID: PMC8767037; DOI: 10.1038/s41386-022-01266-9;
     
  9. Peterson AL, Mintz J, Moring JC, Straud CL, Young-McCaughan S, McGeary CA, McGeary DD, Litz BT, Velligan DI, Macdonald A, Mata-Galan E, Holliday SL, Dillon KH, Roache JD, Bira LM, Nabity PS, Medellin EM, Hale WJ, Resick PA. In-office, in-home, and telehealth cognitive processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans: a randomized clinical trial. BMC Psychiatry. 2022 01 17; 22(1):41. PMID: 35038985; PMCID: PMC8763446; DOI: 10.1186/s12888-022-03699-4;
     
  10. Young-McCaughan S, Peterson AL, Mintz J, Hale WJ, Dondanville KA, Borah EV, Blount TH, Blankenship AE, Fina BA, Hall-Clark BN, Hernandez AM, Jacoby VM, Malach SL, Williams JM, Compton KE, Bingham MO, Vriend CA, Inman AW, Brundige A, Arzola SM, Lapiz-Bluhm MD, Williamson DE, Litz BT, Hembree EA, Roache JD, Taylor DJ, Pruiksma KE, Borah AM, Yarvis JS. Testing the role of aerobic exercise in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in U.S. active duty military personnel: a pilot study. Cogn Behav Ther. 2022 Jul; 51(4):309-325. PMID: 35001842
     
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Bar chart showing 315 publications over 34 distinct years, with a maximum of 24 publications in 2019

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