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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

Green, J. D., Kearns, J. C., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (in press). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety Plans for Military Veterans: Do Safety Plans Tailored to Veteran Characteristics Decrease Suicide Risk? Behavior Therapy.

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

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.

Mitchell, K. S., Wolf, E. J., Bovin, M. J., Lee, L. O., Green, J. D., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (2017). Network models of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder: Implications for ICD-11. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 355-366.

Green, J.D., Annunziata, A.J., Erb, S.E., Bovin, M.J., Harwell, A.M., Ledoux, A.M., Black, S.K., Schnurr, P.P., Holowka, D.W., Rosen, R.C., Keane, T.M., & Marx, B.P. (2017). Examining the diagnostic utility of the DSM-5 PTSD symptoms among male and female returning veterans. Depression and Anxiety, 34(8), 752-760.

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