M. Tracie Shea, PhD
is a Staff Psychologist and Director of PTSD Research at the Providence VA Medical Center and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. She has extensive experience in conducting multisite clinical trials, including investigating the efficacy of trauma-based therapies for Veterans with PTSD. She was formerly at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she was chief of the Personality Disorders Program, and Associate Coordinator of the NIMH Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program. Her current research includes a randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy of a cognitive behavioral intervention for the treatment of anger problems in Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and a RCT comparing Interpersonal Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for treatment of PTSD in Veterans. Via Cf
NN pilot support and with the Neuromodulation and Neuroimaging Core (Core A), she is incorporating pre- and post-treatment MRI metrics of brain function into her PTSD research. She has a long track record of mentoring psychology interns, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Dr. Shea received her Ph.D. in psychology from Catholic University in 1981.
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