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Current Research

Reducing negative thinking in depression and anxiety with computer-based treatment

Examining anti-depressant response in neurobiologically defined psychiatric veteran groups using fMRI and genetic markers

Exploring a computer-based, cognitive training treatment program for veterans with PTSD

Investigating the neural correlates of Trauma Informed Guilt Reduction (TrIGR) therapy using fMRI

Exaxmining the neuromarkers of treatment for comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorder being treated with Prolonged Exposure therapy and Topiramate. 

Exploring the neural modeling of decision-making for predicting clinical outcomes in trauma-exposed Veterans 

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The Stress and Neuroimaging Lab offers a number of on-going research studies actively recruiting participants. We are currently seeking military veterans with a history of trauma exposure, depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder, or who might be experiencing symptoms of these conditions. We are also seeking healthy, combat-experienced veterans with no history of these conditions, as well as civilian (non-military) participants.

 If you are interested in participating in research, please visit our Contact or Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

If you are interested in working as a student volunteer in our lab, please visit our Contact page for more information on how to apply. 

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Enroll in a Study

Cognitive Training for PTSD Study
For veterans, ages 21-55, who have experienced an interpersonal trauma and are 
interested in  receiving computer-based PTSD treatment.

fMRI and Zoloft Study
For veterans interested in taking Zoloft for depression, anxiety, or PTSD symptoms as a part of their standard course of care

fMRI Military Matched-Control Study
For veterans who have been combat deployed in support of OEF/OIF/OND and are interested in a single-visit MRI appointment.

Civilian Control Study
For anyone who has never belonged to the armed forces and is interested in a single-visit MRI appointment. 

Learn more about participating in research