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Paula P. Schnurr, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry


BA, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976
PhD, Dartmouth College, 1984
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Dartmouth Medical School, 1985

National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


Contact Information:

VA Medical Center
215 North Main Street
White River Junction VT 05009

Office: 116D
Phone: 802-296-5132
Fax: 802-296-5135
Email: paula.schnurr@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Promoting evidence-based treatment for PTSD
Longitudinal study of reactions to traumatic stress, including risk factors for PTSD physical health consequences of trauma and PTSD, and aging
Quality of life and functioning in PTSD

Grant Information:

Department of Veterans Affairs

Courses Taught:

Research Seminar

Selected Publications:


Association Between Clinically Meaningful Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Improvement and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Norman SB, Schnurr PP, Chard KM, Tuerk P, Schneider FD, van den Berk-Clark C, Cohen BE, Friedman MJ, Lustman PJ
JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 21; doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.2096. Epub 2019 Aug 21.
PMID: 31433443

Using patient-reported outcomes to understand the effectiveness of guideline-concordant care for post-traumatic stress disorder in clinical practice.
Shiner B, Gui J, Leonard Westgate C, Schnurr PP, Watts BV, Cornelius SL, Maguen S
J Eval Clin Pract. 2019 Aug;25(4):689-699. doi: 10.1111/jep.13158. Epub 2019 May 21.
PMID: 31115137

Combined effect of posttraumatic stress disorder and prescription opioid use on risk of cardiovascular disease.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Lustman P, Tuerk P, Gebauer S, Norman SB, Schneider FD, Chard KM, van den Berk-Clark C, Cohen BE, Schnurr PP
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2019 May 13;:2047487319850717. doi: 10.1177/2047487319850717. Epub 2019 May 13.
PMID: 31084262

Gender Differences in Response to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn Veterans.
Gobin RL, Strauss JL, Golshan S, Allard CB, Bomyea J, Schnurr PP, Lang AJ
Womens Health Issues. 2019 May - Jun;29(3):267-273. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2019.03.003. Epub 2019 May 3.
PMID: 31060890

Adoption by VA Residential Programs of Two Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for PTSD: Effect on Patient Outcomes.
Cook JM, Schnurr PP, Simiola V, Thompson R, Hoff R, Harpaz-Rotem I
Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Jul 1;70(7):553-560. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800338. Epub 2019 Apr 10.
PMID: 30966944

Corrigendum to "Design of VA Cooperative Study #591: CERV-PTSD, Comparative Effectiveness Research in Veterans with PTSD" [Contemp. Clin. Trials 41 (2015) 75-84].
Schnurr PP, Chard KM, Ruzek JI, Chow BK, Shih MC, Resick PA, Foa EB, Marx BP, Huang GD, Lu Y
Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 May;80:61. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2019.04.003. Epub 2019 Apr 5.
PMID: 30962124

Mental Health Treatment Delay: A Comparison Among Civilians and Veterans of Different Service Eras.
Goldberg SB, Simpson TL, Lehavot K, Katon JG, Chen JA, Glass JE, Schnurr PP, Sayer NA, Fortney JC
Psychiatr Serv. 2019 May 1;70(5):358-366. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800444. Epub 2019 Mar 7.
PMID: 30841842

Comorbid Conditions Explain the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Incident Cardiovascular Disease.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Cohen BE, Schnurr PP, Schneider FD, Chard KM, Tuerk P, Friedman MJ, Norman SB, van den Berk-Clark C, Lustman PJ
J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Feb 19;8(4):e011133. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.011133.
PMID: 30755078

Residual symptoms following prolonged exposure and present-centered therapy for PTSD in female veterans and soldiers.
Schnurr PP, Lunney CA
Depress Anxiety. 2019 Feb;36(2):162-169. doi: 10.1002/da.22871. Epub 2018 Dec 21.
PMID: 30576030

Which patients initiate cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure in department of veterans affairs PTSD clinics?
Rosen CS, Bernardy NC, Chard KM, Clothier B, Cook JM, Crowley J, Eftekhari A, Kehle-Forbes SM, Mohr DC, Noorbaloochi S, Orazem RJ, Ruzek JI, Schnurr PP, Smith BN, Sayer NA
J Anxiety Disord. 2019 Mar;62:53-60. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.11.003. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
PMID: 30550959

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