Our Research

Current Studies

1-week Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) study

This study is to examine the Acceptability and effectiveness of individual cognitive processing therapy (CPT) delivered twice per day over five days to individuals with PTSD. CPT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that is effective in reducing PTSD symptoms after experiencing a traumatic event. We will also determine whether gut bacteria are associated with PTSD and evaluate whether the amount and makeup of oral and gut bacteria change over the course of treatment. After you complete treatment, we will ask you to complete follow-up surveys to see how you are doing afterwards. Participants can earn up to $620 for completing all study related activities such as surveys, brain scans, assessments of your abilities, and providing biological samples. Study visits can be completed in office or virtually (brain scans and assessment visits must take place in office).

Who can participate?

  • Individuals 18 and older
  • Fluent in English
  • Have experience a traumatic event in your lifetime
Coming soon: 2-day Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) study
Coming soon: Using wearable technology to track PTSD symptoms