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Lauren M Sippel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Associate Director, VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center
Affiliate, National Center for PTSD


•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

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Design of a randomized clinical trial of brief couple therapy for PTSD augmented with intranasal oxytocin.
Sippel LM, Wachsman T, Kelley ME, Knopp KC, Khalifian C, Maglione JE, Glynn S, Macdonald A, Monson C, Flanagan JC, Holtzheimer PE, Morland LA
Contemp Clin Trials. 2024 Apr 11;:107534. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2024.107534. Epub 2024 Apr 11.
PMID: 38614447

Sustaining the collaborative chronic care model in outpatient mental health: a matrixed multiple case study.
Kim B, Sullivan JL, Brown ME, Connolly SL, Spitzer EG, Bailey HM, Sippel LM, Weaver K, Miller CJ
Implement Sci. 2024 Feb 19;19(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s13012-024-01342-2. Epub 2024 Feb 19.
PMID: 38373979

An examination of relationship satisfaction as a predictor of outcomes of brief couple therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.
Sippel LM, Knopp KC, Wachsman T, Khalifian CE, Glynn SM, Morland LA
J Trauma Stress. 2023 Dec;36(6):1115-1125. doi: 10.1002/jts.22984. Epub 2023 Oct 29.
PMID: 37898980

Lived Experience-Led Research Agenda to Address Early Death in People With a Diagnosis of a Serious Mental Illness: A Consensus Statement.
Fortuna KL, Lebby S, Geiger P, Johnson D, MacDonald S, Chefetz I, Ferron JC, St George L, Rossom R, Kalisa J, Mestrovic T, Nicholson J, Pringle W, Rotondi AJ, Sippel LM, Sica A, Solesio ME, Wright M, Zisman-Ilani Y, Gambee D, Hill J, Brundrett A, Cather C, Rhee TG, Daumit GL, Angel J, Manion I, Deegan PE, Butler JA, Pitts N, Brodey DE, Williams AM, Parks J, Reimann B, Wahrenberger JT, Morgan O, Bradford DW, Bright N, Stafford E, Bohm AR, Carney T, Haragirimana C, Gold A, Storm M, Walker R
JAMA Netw Open. 2023 May 1;6(5):e2315479. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.15479. Epub 2023 May 1.
PMID: 37234010

Comparative effectiveness of evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD delivered in VA residential PTSD treatment.
Sippel LM, Gross GM, Spiller TR, Duek O, Smith N, Hoff R, Harpaz-Rotem I
Psychol Med. 2023 Mar 27;:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S0033291723000375. Epub 2023 Mar 27.
PMID: 36971021

Pilot test of intranasal oxytocin as an enhancer of brief couples therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.
Sippel LM, Khalifian CE, Knopp KC, Webster K, Maglione J, Holcomb J, Flanagan JC, Monson CM, Holtzheimer PE, Morland LA
J Psychiatr Res. 2023 May;161:165-169. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2023.03.001. Epub 2023 Mar 6.
PMID: 36931134

Editorial: Mental health services for occupational trauma: Decreasing stigma and increasing access.
Mota N, Bolton SL, Sippel LM
Front Health Serv. 2022;2:1041953. doi: 10.3389/frhs.2022.1041953. Epub 2022 Nov 23.
PMID: 36925781

The impact of trauma-focused psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder on interpersonal functioning: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
Swerdlow BA, Baker SN, Leifker FR, Straud CL, Rozek DC, Sippel LM
J Trauma Stress. 2023 Jun;36(3):496-510. doi: 10.1002/jts.22906. Epub 2023 Jan 11.
PMID: 36628929

Benchmarking quality of life to posttraumatic stress disorder symptom changes in cognitive processing therapy.
Hamrick L, Larsen SE, Sippel LM, Sherman K, Resick P, Galovski T
J Anxiety Disord. 2023 Jan;93:102647. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2022.102647. Epub 2022 Nov 9.
PMID: 36436386

A systematic review and meta-analysis of individual and couple therapies for posttraumatic stress disorder: Clinical and intimate relationship outcomes.
Sijercic I, Liebman RE, Ip J, Whitfield KM, Ennis N, Sumantry D, Sippel LM, Fredman SJ, Monson CM
J Anxiety Disord. 2022 Oct;91:102613. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2022.102613. Epub 2022 Aug 6.
PMID: 35970071

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