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. Moshier SJ, Mahoney CT, Bovin MJ, Marx BP, Schnurr PP. Session-level effects of cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure on individual symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder among U.S. veterans. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2024 Mar 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38546622
  2. Zainal NH, Bossarte RM, Gildea SM, Hwang I, Kennedy CJ, Liu H, Luedtke A, Marx BP, Petukhova MV, Post EP, Ross EL, Sampson NA, Sverdrup E, Turner B, Wager S, Kessler RC. Developing an individualized treatment rule for Veterans with major depressive disorder using electronic health records. Mol Psychiatry. 2024 Mar 14. PMID: 38486050
  3. Mathes Winnicki BM, Lee DJ, Hawn SE, Livingston NA, Marx BP, Keane TM. Alcohol consumption and dependence risk among male and female Veterans: Trajectories and predictors. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2024 Apr 01; 257:111138.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38430789
  4. Tsai J, Szymkowiak D, Hooshyar D, Gildea SM, Hwang I, Kennedy CJ, King AJ, Koh KA, Luedtke A, Marx BP, Montgomery AE, O'Brien RW, Petukhova MV, Sampson NA, Stein MB, Ursano RJ, Kessler RC. Predicting Homelessness Among Transitioning U.S. Army Soldiers. Am J Prev Med. 2024 Feb 03. PMID: 38311192
  5. Ross EL, Bossarte RM, Dobscha SK, Gildea SM, Hwang I, Kennedy CJ, Liu H, Luedtke A, Marx BP, Nock MK, Petukhova MV, Sampson NA, Zainal NH, Sverdrup E, Wager S, Kessler RC. Estimated Average Treatment Effect of Psychiatric Hospitalization in Patients With Suicidal Behaviors: A Precision Treatment Analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2024 Feb 01; 81(2):135-143. PMID: 37851457; PMCID: PMC10585585; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2023.3994;
  6. Harper KL, Lee DJ, Moshier S, Zweig I, Keane TM, Marx BP. Is adequate dose adequate? An examination of the impact of psychotherapy on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms utilizing Veterans Health Administration medical records. Psychol Serv. 2024 Jan 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38271024
  7. Crowe ML, Hawn SE, Wolf EJ, Keane TM, Marx BP. Trauma exposure and transdiagnostic distress: Examining shared and posttraumatic stress disorder-specific associations. J Trauma Stress. 2024 Jan 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38229407
  8. Meredith LS, Wong EC, Marx BP, Han B, Korn AR, Tobin JN, Cassells A, Williamson S, Franco M, Overa CC, Holder T, Lin TJ, Sloan DM. Design of a hybrid implementation effectiveness cluster randomized controlled trial of delivering written exposure therapy for PTSD in underserved primary care settings. Contemp Clin Trials. 2024 Mar; 138:107435.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38211725
  9. Marx BP, Hall-Clark B, Friedman MJ, Holtzheimer P, Schnurr PP. The PTSD Criterion A debate: A brief history, current status, and recommendations for moving forward. J Trauma Stress. 2024 Feb; 37(1):5-15. PMID: 38123526
  10. Lee DJ, Crowe ML, Weathers FW, Bovin MJ, Ellickson S, Sloan DM, Schnurr P, Keane TM, Marx BP. An Item Response Theory Analysis of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 Among Veterans. Assessment. 2023 Nov 14; 10731911231202440.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37960836
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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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