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Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD

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Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD

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Senior Advisor (former Executive Director)

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Academic Appointment

  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology & Toxicology


  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine, MD, 1969
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pharmacology, PhD, 1967
  • Dartmouth College, Math & Psychology, BA, 1961

Expertise and Interests

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Developing & Disseminating Evidence-Based Treatments

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychiatric Association (Distinguished Lifetime Fellow)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist: Samuel J. Hayman Service to America Medals: Career Achievement Award
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Public Advocacy Award
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Lifetime Achievement Award

Selected Publications

Friedman, M.J. (in press). PTSD, pharmacotherapeutic approaches. Focus.

Friedman, M. J., Keane, T. M., & Resick, P. A. (in press). Handbook of PTSD: Science and practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Schnurr, P. P., Friedman, M. J., Oxman, T. E., Dietrich, A. J., Smith, M. W., Shiner, B.,...Thurston, V. L. (2013) RESPECT-PTSD: Re-Engineering Systems for the Primary Care Treatment of PTSD. A randomized controlled trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28, 32-40.

Stein, D. J., Koenen, K. C., Friedman, M. J., Hill, E., McLaughlin, K. A., Petukhova, M.,...Kessler, R.C. (2013). Dissociation in posttraumatic stress disorder: Evidence from the World Mental Health Surveys. Biological Psychiatry, 73, 302-312.

Friedman, M. J., Resick, P. A., Bryant, R. A., & Brewin, C. R. (2011). Considering PTSD for DSM-5. Depression and Anxiety, 28, 750-769.

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