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Brian P. Marx, PhD

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

Sullivan, D. R., Marx, B. P., Chen, M. S., Depue, B. E., Hayes, S. M., Hayes, J. P. (2019). Behavioral and neural correlates of memory suppression in PTSD. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 112, 30-37.

Millner, A. J., den Ouden, H. E. M., Gershman, S. J., Glenn, C. R., Kearns, J. C., Bornstein, A. M., Marx, B. P., Keane, T. M., & Nock, M. K. (2019). Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are associated with an increased decision-making bias for active responses to escape aversive states. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128, 106-118.

Lee, D. J., Kearns, J. C., Wisco, B. E., Gradus, J. L., Green, J. D., Sloan, D. M., Nock, M. K., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. K., & Marx, B. P. (2018). A longitudinal study of risk factors for suicide attempts among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Depression and Anxiety, 35, 609-618.

Weathers, F. W., Bovin, M. J., Lee, D. J., Sloan, D. M., Schnurr, P. P., Kaloupek, D. G., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2018). The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5): Development and initial psychometric evaluation in military veterans. Psychological Assessment, 30, 383-395.

Marx, B. P., Engel-Rebitzer, E., Bovin, M. J., Parker-Guilbert, K. S., Moshier, S., Barretto, K., Szafranski, D., Gallagher, M. W., Holowka, D. W., Rosen, R. C., & Keane, T. M. (2017). The influence of veteran race and psychometric testing on VA PTSD disability exam outcomes. Psychological Assessment, 29(6), 710-719.

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Also see: VA Mental Health