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Brian P. Marx, PhD


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Brian P. Marx, PhD

Portrait of Brian Marx

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry


  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Predoctoral Clinical Internship, 1995-1996
  • University of Mississippi, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 1996
  • Boston University, Psychology, BA, 1989

Expertise and Interests

  • The impact of PTSD on functioning
  • Assessment of PTSD
  • Cognitive-behavioral treatment of PTSD
  • Development and use of emerging technology to identify, assess, and treat trauma-related psychopathology
  • Risk and resilience

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  • American Psychological Association

Selected Publications

Speroff, T., Sinnott, P., Marx, B. P., Jackson, J., Greevy, R., Sayer, N., Murdoch, M., Shane, A., Smith, J., Alvarez, J., Nwosu, S., Keane, T., Schnurr, P., & Friedman, M. (2012). Impact of evidence-based standardized assessment on the disability clinical interview for diagnosis of service-connected posttraumatic stress disorder: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 607-615. doi: 10.1002/jts.21759

Rodriguez, P., Holowka, D.W., & Marx, B.P. Assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder-related functional impairment: A review. (2012). Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 49, 649-666. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2011.09.0162

Marx, B. P., Bovin, M. J., Suvak, M. K., Monson, C. M., Sloan, D. M., Fredman, S. J., Humphreys, K. L., Kaloupek, D. G., & Keane, T. M. (2012). Concordance between physiological arousal and subjective distress among Vietnam combat veterans undergoing challenge testing for PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 416-425. doi: 10.1002/jts.21729

Bovin, M. J. & Marx, B. P. (2011). The importance of the peritraumatic experience in defining traumatic stress. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 47-67. doi: 10.1037/a0021353

Marx, B. P., Brailey, K., Proctor, S.P., MacDonald, H.Z., Graefe, A.C., Amoroso, P., Heeren, T., & Vasterling, J. (2009). Association of Time since deployment, combat intensity, and posttraumatic stress symptoms with neuropsychological outcomes Following Iraq War deployment. Archives of General Psychiatry, 66, 996-1004. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2009.109

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