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Lauren M Sippel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


•National Center for PTSD - Clinical Neurosciences Division/VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Postdoctoral Fellowship
•The Pennsylvania State University, PhD, 2014
•University of Mississippi Medical Center and G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Predoctoral Clinical Internship
•Swarthmore College, BA, 2005

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


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Selected Publications:


  • Sippel, L.M., Allington, C.E., Pietrzak, R.H., Harpaz-Rotem, I., Mayes, L.C., & Olff, M. Oxytocin and stress-related disorders: Neurobiological mechanisms and treatment opportunities. Chronic Stress

  • Sippel, L. M., Mota, N. P., Kachadourian, L. K., Krystal, J. H., Southwick, S. M., Harpaz-Rotem, I., & Pietrzak, R. H. The burden of hostility in U.S. Veterans: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. Psychiatry Research (view details on MedLine)

  • Sippel, L. M., Pietrzak, R. H., Charney, D. S., Mayes, L. C., & Southwick, S. M. (2015). How does social support enhance resilience in the trauma-exposed individual? Ecology and Society

  • Watkins LE, Sippel LM, Pietrzak RH, Hoff R, Harpaz-Rotem I. Co-occurring aggression and suicide attempt among veterans entering residential treatment for PTSD: The role of PTSD symptom clusters and alcohol misuse. Journal of Psychiatric Research (view details on MedLine)

  • Sippel LM, Roy AM, Southwick SM, Fichtenholtz HM. An examination of the roles of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder on emotion regulation strategies of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn veterans. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (view details on MedLine)

  • Sippel, L. M., & Marshall, A. D. Sippel, L. M., & Marshall, A. D. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder and fear of emotions: The role of attentional control. Journal of Traumatic Stress (view details on MedLine)

  • Sippel, L. M., & Marshall, A. D. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and intimate partner violence perpetration: Evidence for the role of shame processing bias. Journal of Anxiety Disorders (view details on MedLine)