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Josef I. Ruzek, PhD


Josef I. Ruzek, PhD

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Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Stanford University, Professor (Clinical Professor-Affiliated)
  • Palo Alto University, Associate Professor


  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 1989
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology, BA, 1974

Expertise and Interests

  • Cognitive-behavioral treatments for PTSD
  • Early intervention to prevent development of PTSD and post-trauma problems
  • Dissemination/implementation of best practices in PTSD assessment and treatment
  • Online intervention and training
  • Roles of smartphone mobile health technology in improving PTSD care

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • American Psychological Association

Selected Publications

Brunet, A., Bousquet des Groseilliers, I., Cordova, M. J., & Ruzek, J. I. (In press). Randomized controlled trial of a new dyadic early intervention designed to mitigate the development of PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Eftekhari, E., Ruzek, J. I., Crowley, J. J., Rosen, C. S., Greenbaum, M. A., & Karlin, B. E. (2013). Effectiveness of national implementation of prolonged exposure therapy in VA care. JAMA Psychiatry. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.36

Ruzek, J. I., Karlin, B. E., & Zeiss, A. (2012). Implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments in the Veterans Health Administration. In R. K. McHugh & D. H. Barlow (Eds.), The dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments (pp. 78-96). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Ruzek, J. I., Rosen, R. C., Marceau, L., Larson, M. J., Garvert, D. W., Smith, L., & Stoddard, A. (2012). Online self-administered training for post-traumatic stress disorder treatment providers: Design and methods for a randomized, prospective intervention study. Implementation Science, 7, 43. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-43

Ruzek, J. I., Schnurr, P. P., Vasterling, J. J., & Friedman, M. J. (2011). Caring for veterans with deployment-related stress disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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