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 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 ( . 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

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

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. Lawrence-Wolff KM, Higgs JB, Young-McCaughan S, Mintz J, Foa EB, Resick PA, Kelly KM, Maurer DM, Borah AM, Yarvis JS, Litz BT, Hildebrand BA, Williamson DE, Peterson AL. The Prevalence of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Active Duty Military Personnel. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Oct 04. PMID: 34606694
  2. Peterson AL, Young-McCaughan S, Roache JD, Mintz J, Litz BT, Williamson DE, Resick PA, Foa EB, McGeary DD, Dondanville KA, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, Fox PT, Bryan CJ, McLean CP, Pruiksma KE, Yarvis JS, Niles BL, Abdallah CG, Averill LA, Back SE, Baker MT, Blount TH, Borah AM, Borah EV, Brock MS, Brown LA, Burg MM, Cigrang JA, DeBeer BB, DeVoe ER, Fina BA, Flanagan JC, Fredman SJ, Gardner CL, Gatchel RR, Goodie JL, Gueorguieva R, Higgs JB, Jacoby VM, Kelly KM, Krystal JH, Lapiz-Bluhm MD, López-Roca AL, Marx BP, Maurer DM, McDevitt-Murphy ME, McGeary CA, Meyer EC, Miles SR, Monson CM, Morilak DA, Moring JC, Mysliwiec V, Nicholson KL, Rauch SAM, Riggs DS, Rosen CS, Rudd MD, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Shinn AM, Shiroma PR, Sloan DM, Stern SL, Strong R, Vannoy SD, Young KA, Keane TM. STRONG STAR and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD: Shaping the future of combat PTSD and related conditions in military and veteran populations. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Nov; 110:106583.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34600107
  3. Nabity PS, Jaramillo CA, Resick PA, McGeary CA, Eapen BC, Straud CL, Hale WJ, Houle TT, Litz BT, Mintz J, Penzien DB, Young-McCaughan S, Keane TM, Peterson AL, McGeary DD. Persistent posttraumatic headaches and functioning in veterans: Injury type can matter. Headache. 2021 10; 61(9):1334-1341.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34570899
  4. LoSavio ST, Hale WJ, Moring JC, Blankenship AE, Dondanville KA, Wachen JS, Mintz J, Peterson AL, Litz BT, Young-McCaughan S, Yarvis JS, Resick PA. Efficacy of individual and group cognitive processing therapy for military personnel with and without child abuse histories. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2021 May; 89(5):476-482. PMID: 34124929
  5. Sayer NA, Orazem RJ, Mitchell LL, Carlson KF, Schnurr PP, Litz BT. What the public should know about veterans returning from combat deployment to support reintegration: A qualitative analysis. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2021; 91(3):398-406. PMID: 33914556
  6. Fredman SJ, Le Y, Macdonald A, Monson CM, Rhoades GK, Dondanville KA, Blount TH, Hall-Clark BN, Fina BA, Mintz J, Litz BT, Young-McCaughan S, Jenkins AIC, Yarvis JS, Keane TM, Peterson AL. A Closer Examination of Relational Outcomes from a Pilot Study of Abbreviated, Intensive, Multi-Couple Group Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD with Military Dyads. Fam Process. 2021 Sep; 60(3):712-726.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33876831
  7. Brown LA, Bryan CJ, Butner JE, Tabares JV, Young-McCaughan S, Hale WJ, Fina BA, Foa EB, Resick PA, Taylor DJ, Coon H, Williamson DE, Dondanville KA, Borah EV, McLean CP, Wachen JS, Pruiksma KE, Hernandez AM, Litz BT, Mintz J, Yarvis JS, Borah AM, Nicholson KL, Maurer DM, Kelly KM, Peterson AL. Identifying suicidal subtypes and dynamic indicators of increasing and decreasing suicide risk in active duty military personnel: Study protocol. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Mar; 21:100752. PMID: 33748530; PMCID: PMC7973131; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100752;
  8. Lehavot K, Millard SP, Thomas RM, Yantsides K, Upham M, Beckman K, Hamilton AB, Sadler A, Litz B, Simpson T. A randomized trial of an online, coach-assisted self-management PTSD intervention tailored for women veterans. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2021 Feb; 89(2):134-141. PMID: 33705169; PMCID: PMC8238393; DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000556;
  9. Litz BT, Rusowicz-Orazem L, Doros G, Grunthal B, Gray M, Nash W, Lang AJ. Adaptive disclosure, a combat-specific PTSD treatment, versus cognitive-processing therapy, in deployed marines and sailors: A randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. Psychiatry Res. 2021 03; 297:113761.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33540206
  10. Litz BT, Cummings MH, Grunthal B, McLean CL. A Public Health Framework for Preventing Mental Disorders in the Context of Pandemics. Cogn Behav Pract. 2021 Nov; 28(4):519-531. PMID: 34629840; PMCID: PMC8488184; DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2020.11.004;
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