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Paula P. Schnurr, PhD

 

Paula P. Schnurr, PhD

Portrait of Paula Schnurr, PhD

Acting Executive Director

Executive Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (formerly Dartmouth Medical School), Research Professor of Psychiatry

Education

  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1985
  • Dartmouth College, Experimental Psychology, PhD, 1984
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Psychology, BA, 1976

Expertise and Interests

  • Treatment
  • Effects of trauma on quality of life
  • Effects of trauma on physical health
  • Clinical trials research methods

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)
  • American Psychiatric Association (Fellow)

Awards and Honors

  • Robert J. Laufer Award for Scientific Achievement, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Scientific Achievement Award, Division 56, American Psychological Association
  • Health Breakthrough Award, Ladies Home Journal

Selected Publications

Schnurr, P.P., Friedman, M.J., Oxman, T.E., Dietrich, A.J., Smith, M.W., Shiner, B., Forshay, E., Gui, J., & Thurston, V. (2013). RESPECT-PTSD: Reengineering systems for the primary care treatment of PTSD, a randomized controlled trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28, 32-40. doi:10.1007/s11606-012-2166-6

Monson, C.M., Fredman, S.J., Macdonald A., Pukay-Martin, N.D., Resick, P.A., & Schnurr, P.P. (2012). Effect of cognitive-behavioral couples therapy for PTSD: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 308, 700-709. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.9307

Schnurr, P.P., & Lunney, C.A. (2012). Effects of PTSD treatment on work-related quality of life in female veterans and service members. Psychiatric Services, 63, 855-861. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201100415

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.

Schnurr, P.P., & Lunney, C.A. (2011). Work-related quality of life and PTSD symptoms in female veterans. Women's Health Issues, 21(Suppl 4), S169-S175. doi:10.1016/j.whi.2011.04.013

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