VA-Yale Clinical Neurosciences PTSD Research Program


To investigate the neurobiology of traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder and resilience to stress; and to develop new biological approaches for the treatment of trauma-related disorders.

Research Portfolio

  • Structural and functional brain imaging
  • Clinical neuroscience and experimental therapeutics
  • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Molecular Genetics

Who is eligible?

Individuals with post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, addictive disorders and/or depression; traumatized individuals who do not have PTSD; and healthy individuals


Yale Faculty

Ronald Duman, PhD

Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience

Director, Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities

Joel Gelernter, MD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience

Director, Division of Human Genetics (Psychiatry)

Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Translational Psychiatric Epidemiology Laboratory, Clinical Neurosciences Division, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD

Brian Schweinsburg, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Steven Southwick, MD

Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Us

For more information about the clinic and our research programs, please call Kim Bellinger-Smith at 203-932-5711, Ext. 2629 or Jo Ann Duddling, Ext. 4448.


Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit
National Center for PTSD
VA Connecticut HealthCare System
950 Campbell Avenue/151-E  
West Haven, CT 06516

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