Brian P. Marx, PhD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, University of Mississippi
BS, Boston University

Dr. Marx is a Professor of Psychiatry at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and staff psychologist at the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Marx graduated with Honors in Psychology from Boston University in 1989. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1996. Dr. Marx is an expert in behavior therapy, PTSD assessment, and the effects of trauma. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Marx's research interests include the association between PTSD and functional impairment, PTSD and memory, identifying risk factors for posttraumatic difficulties and developing brief, efficacious treatments for PTSD. Currently, his research is funded by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

VA Boston Healthcare System

Written Exposure Therapy for Suicide Prevention (WET-S): A Randomized Clinical Trial
09/30/2022 - 09/29/2026 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Healing Heroes (HH)
01/21/2011 - 06/30/2015 (Subcontract PI)
Raytheon BBN Technologies DOD DARPA

New Approach to the Measurement of Suicide-Related Cognition
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014 (Subcontract PI)
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. Dept of Defense

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Mark Lachowicz
06/01/2011 - 07/22/2013 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Mark Lachowicz
06/01/2011 - 09/30/2011 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration

Distanced Analysis of Trauma Memories in PTSD

Automating Triage of Suicide Hotline Transcripts

Validation of the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5) for DSM-5

CSP #591: Comparative Effectiveness Research in Veterans with PTSD (CERV-PTSD)

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  1. DePierro JM, Marin DB, Sharma V, Katz CL, Pietrzak RH, Feder A, Murrough JW, Starkweather S, Marx BP, Southwick SM, Charney DS. Development and initial validation of the Mount Sinai Resilience Scale. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37796549
  2. Sloan DM, Marx BP, Acierno R, Messina M, Muzzy W, Gallagher MW, Litwack S, Sloan C. Written Exposure Therapy vs Prolonged Exposure Therapy in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 Aug 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37610727; PMCID: PMC10448372; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2023.2810;
  3. Vasterling JJ, Franz MR, Lee LO, Kaiser AP, Proctor SP, Marx BP, Schnurr PP, Ko J, Concato J, Aslan M. Early predictors of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder symptom trajectories in U.S. Army soldiers deployed to the Iraq war zone. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Aug 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37608526
  4. Benfer N, Grunthal B, Dondanville KA, Young-McCaughan S, Blankenship A, Abdallah CG, Back SE, Flanagan J, Foa EB, Fox PT, Krystal JH, Marx BP, McGeary DD, McLean CP, Pruiksma KE, Resick PA, Roache JD, Shiroma P, Sloan DM, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, López-Roca AL, Nicholson KL, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Sharrieff AM, Yarvis JS, Mintz J, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Litz BT. DSM-5 criterion-a-based trauma types in service members and veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Jul 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37410416
  5. Benfer N, Darnell BC, Rusowicz-Orazem L, Fielstein EM, Grunthal B, Lehavot K, Marx BP, Litz B. An examination of the criterion-related validity of varying methods of indexing clinically significant change in posttraumatic stress disorder treatment. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Jun 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37307347
  6. Kessler RC, Bauer MS, Bishop TM, Bossarte RM, Castro VM, Demler OV, Gildea SM, Goulet JL, King AJ, Kennedy CJ, Landes SJ, Liu H, Luedtke A, Mair P, Marx BP, Nock MK, Petukhova MV, Pigeon WR, Sampson NA, Smoller JW, Miller A, Haas G, Benware J, Bradley J, Owen RR, House S, Urosevic S, Weinstock LM. Evaluation of a Model to Target High-risk Psychiatric Inpatients for an Intensive Postdischarge Suicide Prevention Intervention. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 Mar 01; 80(3):230-240. PMID: 36652267; PMCID: PMC9857842; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.4634;
  7. Bossarte RM, Ahuja M, Martik M, Schinelli A, Webb TD, Marx BP. Reconsidering the Existing Paradigm for Suicide Prevention Among Older Adult Veterans and Other Americans. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2023 Jul; 31(7):540-542. PMID: 36958980
  8. Bossarte RM, Ahuja M, Martik M, Schinelli A, Webb TD, Marx BP. Reconsidering the Existing Paradigm for Suicide Prevention Among Older Adult Veterans and Other Americans. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 24. PMID: 36958980
  9. Stanley IH, Marx BP, Fina BA, Young-McCaughan S, Tyler HC, Sloan DM, Blankenship AE, Dondanville KA, Walker JL, Boffa JW, Bryan CJ, Brown LA, Straud CL, Mintz J, Abdallah CG, Back SE, Blount TH, DeBeer BB, Flanagan J, Foa EB, Fox PT, Fredman SJ, Krystal J, McDevitt-Murphy ME, McGeary DD, Pruiksma KE, Resick PA, Roache JD, Shiroma P, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, Kaplan AM, López-Roca AL, Nicholson KL, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Sharrieff AM, Yarvis JS, Litz BT, Keane TM, Peterson AL. Psychometric Properties of the Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview-Short Form Among U.S. Active Duty Military Service Members and Veterans. Assessment. 2023 Oct; 30(7):2332-2346.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36644835
  10. Hahn CK, Kilimnik CD, Brady KT, Marx BP, Rothbaum BO, Saladin ME, Gilmore AK, Metts CL, Back SE. Early intervention using written exposure therapy for PTSD and AUD symptoms following sexual assault: Description of design and methodology. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Feb; 125:107002. PMID: 36436732; PMCID: PMC9989773; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2022.107002;
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2010 Department of Veterans Affairs, QUERI Program: Certificate of Appreciaiton
2007 Boston University: VA Boston Healthcare System Special Contribution Award
1989 Boston University: Cum Laude
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