Department of Psychology

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Lab

Jon D. Elhai, Ph.D.

My research focus is in the area of traumatic event exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I hold several specialty interests within this area:

  • Understanding PTSD's symptom structure and high comorbidity (e.g., examining PTSD factor analytic models, teasing apart PTSD's high co-occurrence and symptom overlap with other mental disorders).
  • Assessment of traumatic event exposure and PTSD (e.g., exploring more sophisticated assessment methodologies for linking PTSD assessment ratings to an index traumatic event, investigating the performance of newer assessment measures for trauma victims and PTSD patients).
  • Mechanisms underlying the development of trauma-related pathology (e.g., examining PTSD and depression as factors contributing to physical health problems, exploring coping strategy use and relations to PTSD's development).
  • Health services research for trauma victims and PTSD patients (e.g., investigating medical and mental healthcare utilization patterns and correlates, patient satisfaction, and treatment outcome).

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Last Updated: 9/25/17