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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

Websites www.ncptsd.va.gov

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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


The efficacy and safety of buprenorphine for the treatment of depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Riblet NB, Young-Xu Y, Shiner B, Schnurr PP, Watts BV
J Psychiatr Res. 2023 May;161:393-401. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2023.03.037. Epub 2023 Mar 30.
PMID: 37019069

Are suicide risk scales sensitive to change? A scoping review.
Riblet NB, Matsunaga S, Shiner B, Schnurr PP, Watts BV
J Psychiatr Res. 2023 May;161:170-178. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2023.03.007. Epub 2023 Mar 9.
PMID: 36931135

Design and methods of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of the PE Coach mobile application on prolonged exposure among veterans with PTSD.
Reger GM, Smolenski D, Williams R, Norr AM, Foa E, Kuhn E, Schnurr PP, Weathers F, Zoellner L
Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Apr;127:107115. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2023.107115. Epub 2023 Feb 8.
PMID: 36758935

Mental health of U.S. combat veterans by war era: Results from the National health and Resilience in veterans study.
Na PJ, Schnurr PP, Pietrzak RH
J Psychiatr Res. 2023 Feb;158:36-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.12.019. Epub 2022 Dec 20.
PMID: 36565542

Risk of psychopathology following traumatic events among immigrants and native-born persons in Denmark.
Smith ML, Seegulam V, Szentkuti P, Horvath-Puho E, Galea S, Lash TL, Rosellini AJ, Schnurr PP, Sorensen HT, Gradus JL
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 30; doi: 10.1007/s00127-022-02391-y. Epub 2022 Nov 30.
PMID: 36449069

Tools to Detect Risk of Death by Suicide: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Riblet NB, Matsunaga S, Lee Y, Young-Xu Y, Shiner B, Schnurr PP, Levis M, Watts BV
J Clin Psychiatry. 2022 Nov 16;84(1) pii: 21r14385. doi: 10.4088/JCP.21r14385. Epub 2022 Nov 16.
PMID: 36383739

Comparative effectiveness of trauma-focused and non-trauma-focused psychotherapy for PTSD among veterans with comorbid substance use disorders: Protocol & rationale for a randomized clinical trial.
Kehle-Forbes SM, Nelson D, Norman SB, Schnurr PP, Shea MT, Ackland PE, Meis L, Possemato K, Polusny MA, Oslin D, Hamblen JL, Galovski T, Kenny M, Babajide N, Hagedorn H
Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Sep;120:106876. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2022.106876. Epub 2022 Aug 18.
PMID: 35987487

Moral injury among U.S. combat veterans with and without PTSD and depression.
Norman SB, Nichter B, Maguen S, Na PJ, Schnurr PP, Pietrzak RH
J Psychiatr Res. 2022 Oct;154:190-197. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.07.033. Epub 2022 Aug 1.
PMID: 35947898

Divergent experiences of U.S. veterans who did and did not complete trauma-focused therapies for PTSD: A national qualitative study of treatment dropout.
Kehle-Forbes SM, Ackland PE, Spoont MR, Meis LA, Orazem RJ, Lyon A, Valenstein-Mah HR, Schnurr PP, Zickmund SL, Foa EB, Chard KM, Alpert E, Polusny MA
Behav Res Ther. 2022 Jul;154:104123. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2022.104123. Epub 2022 May 21.
PMID: 35644083

Deploying a telemedicine collaborative care intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: A stepped wedge evaluation of an adaptive implementation strategy.
Fortney JC, Rajan S, Reisinger HS, Moeckli J, Nolan JP, Wong ES, Rise P, Petrova VV, Sayre GG, Pyne JM, Grubaugh A, Simsek-Duran F, Grubbs KM, Morland LA, Felker B, Schnurr PP
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022 Jul-Aug;77:109-117. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2022.03.009. Epub 2022 Mar 26.
PMID: 35596963

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