Brett Litz

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Brett Litz, a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology.  Dr. Litz is also the Director of the Mental Health Core of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiological Research and Information Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  Dr. Litz is principal investigator on various research projects funded by the Department of Defense and the NIMH.  Dr. Litz is internationally recognized as an expert on military trauma and early intervention for trauma and traumatic loss and devotes his career to evaluating the mental health outcomes associated with military deployments across the lifespan, the assessment and treatment of PTSD using Telehealth approaches, with an emphasis on early intervention for combat and operational trauma and loss.

Dr. Litz’s recent work entails evaluations of the psychological and social impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars chiefly among active-duty military personnel as well the development and testing of novel primary prevention, pre-clinical, and clinical intervention strategies for service members.  He has over 200 publications and has authored two books. Dr. Litz is a fellow in the American Psychopathological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and he is a member of the Psychological Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board.  He has also been a member of various special committees sponsored by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the National Institute of Mental Health.