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Josef I. Ruzek, PhD


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Josef I. Ruzek, PhD

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Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Stanford University, Professor
  • 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

  • Internet and mobile technologies in PTSD care
  • Early intervention to prevent development of PTSD and post-trauma problems
  • Implementation of best practices in PTSD assessment and treatment
  • Online training of mental health clinicians
  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions for PTSD and related problems

Membership in Professional Societies

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

Selected Publications

Rosen, R. C., Ruzek, J. I., & Karlin, B. E. (2017). Evidence-based training in the era of evidence-based practice: Challenges and opportunities for training of PTSD providers. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 88, 37-48.

Kuhn, E., Kanuri, N., Hoffman, J. E., Garvert, D. W., Ruzek, J. I., & Taylor, C. B. (2017). A randomized controlled trial of a smartphone app for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 267-273.

Ruzek, J. I., Eftekhari, A., Rosen, C. S., Crowley, J. J., Kuhn, E., Foa, E. B., Hembree, E. A., & Karlin, B. E. (2016). Effects of a comprehensive training program on clinician beliefs about and intention to use Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8, 348-55.

Ruzek, J. I., Kuhn, E., Jaworski, B. K., Owen, J. E., & Ramsey, K. M. (2016). Mobile mental health interventions following war and disaster. mHealth, 2, 37.

Edwards, K. S., Parish, S. J., Rosen, R., Garvert, D. W., Spangler, S. L., & Ruzek, J. I. (2016). A standardized patient methodology to assess CBT skills performance: Development and testing in a randomized controlled trial of web-based training. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 10, 149-156.

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