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Steven H. Woodward, PhD

Steven H. Woodward, PhD

Portrait of Steven H. Woodward, PhD

Staff Researcher

Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Clinical Professor


  • University of Southern California, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 1987
  • Brown University, Psycholinguistics, BA, 1979

Expertise and Interests

  • Sleep Disturbances in PTSD
  • Neurobiology of Acquired Fear
  • Naturalistic Assessment of PTSD

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Sleep Research Society
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research

Selected Publications

Woodward, S. H., Jamison, A. L., Gala, S., & Holmes, T. H. (2017). Canine companionship is associated with modification of attentional bias in posttraumatic stress disorder. PLoS ONE, 12(10). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179912.

Babson, K. A., Woodward, S. H., Schaer, M., Sephton, S., & Kaloupek, D. G. (2017). Salivary cortisol and regional brain volumes among veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2, 372-379.

Woodward, S. H., Shurick, A. A., Alvarez, J., Kuo, J., Nonyieva, Y., Blechert, J., McRae, K., & Gross, J. J. (2015). A psychophysiological investigation of emotion regulation in chronic severe posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychophysiology, 52, 667-678. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12392.

Fisher, A. J., Woodward, S. H. (2014). Cardiac stability at differing levels of temporal analysis in panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and healthy controls. Psychophysiology, 51, 80-87. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12148.

Woodward, S. H., Kuo, J. R., Schaer, M., Kaloupek, D. G., Eliez, S. (2013). Early adversity and combat exposure interact to influence anterior cingulate volume in combat veterans. Neuroimage: Clinical, 2, 670-674. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2013.04.016.

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