Melissa Polusny - Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
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Melissa Polusny

Melissa Polusny, PhD is a staff clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School whose work focuses on PTSD. She is a national trainer and consultant for the Office of Mental Health Services national training program to disseminate evidence based psychotherapies for PTSD. Her research focuses on risk and resilience factors associated with mental health outcomes in OEF/OIF veterans, with a special emphasis on the longitudinal course of military-related PTSD.

CURRENT POSITIONS
  • Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcome Research
  • Staff Clinical Psychologist, Posttraumatic Stress Recovery Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

RESEARCH INTERESTS
• Posttraumatic stress disorder
• Risk and Resilience
• Trajectories of posttraumatic psychopathology and adjustment
• Longitudinal methods
• Cognitive behavioral interventions
• Contextual behavior theory

EDUCATION
BA, Psychology, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

CONTACT INFO
612.467.3965
Email: Melissa.Polusny@va.gov

Check out a full publication list on Google Scholar.