Brian P. Marx, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Brian Marx
150 S Huntington Avenue


Dr. Marx is a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and staff psychologist at the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Marx graduated with Honors in Psychology from Boston University in 1989. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1996. Dr. Marx is an expert in behavior therapy, PTSD assessment, and the effects of trauma. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Marx’s research interests include the association between PTSD and functional impairment, PTSD and memory, identifying risk factors for posttraumatic difficulties and developing brief, efficacious treatments for PTSD. Currently, his research is funded by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • University of Mississippi, PhD
  • Boston University, BS


  • Published on 5/27/2022

    Chu C, Stanley IH, Marx BP, King AJ, Vogt D, Gildea SM, Hwang IH, Sampson NA, O'Brien R, Stein MB, Ursano RJ, Kessler RC. Associations of vulnerability to stressful life events with suicide attempts after active duty among high-risk soldiers: results from the Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers-longitudinal study (STARRS-LS). Psychol Med. 2022 May 27; 1-11. PMID: 35621161.

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  • Published on 5/5/2022

    Moshier SJ, Harper K, Keane TM, Marx BP. Using electronic medical record diagnostic codes to identify veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2022 May 05. PMID: 35514012.

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  • Published on 4/11/2022

    May CL, Wisco BE, Fox VA, Marx BP, Keane TM. Posttraumatic stress disorder-related anhedonia as a predictor of psychosocial functional impairment among United States veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Apr 11. PMID: 35405033.

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  • Published on 4/7/2022

    Lee DJ, Weathers FW, Thompson-Hollands J, Sloan DM, Marx BP. Concordance in PTSD symptom change between DSM-5 versions of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5) and PTSD Checklist (PCL-5). Psychol Assess. 2022 Jun; 34(6):604-609. PMID: 35389681.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Stanley IH, Marx BP, Nichter B, Pietrzak RH. Non-response to questions about suicide ideation and attempts among veterans: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2022 Apr 01. PMID: 35362636.

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  • Published on 3/28/2022

    Crowe ML, Harper KL, Moshier SJ, Keane TM, Marx BP. Longitudinal PTSD network structure: measuring PTSD symptom networks over 5 years. Psychol Med. 2022 Mar 28; 1-8. PMID: 35343407.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Whitworth JW, Scioli ER, Keane TM, Marx BP. Physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, and psychiatric comorbidity among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Health Psychol. 2022 Mar; 41(3):169-177. PMID: 35298209.

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  • Published on 2/22/2022

    Wisco BE, Nomamiukor FO, Marx BP, Krystal JH, Southwick SM, Pietrzak RH. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in US Military Veterans: Results From the 2019-2020 National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2022 02 22; 83(2). PMID: 35192748.

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  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Nishimi K, Borsari B, Marx BP, Tripp P, Woodward E, Rosen RC, Cohen BE, Maven D, Jiha A, Woolley JD, Neylan TC, O'Donovan A. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms associated with protective and risky behaviors for coronavirus disease 2019. Health Psychol. 2022 Feb; 41(2):104-114. PMID: 35238581.

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  • Published on 1/20/2022

    Stanley IH, Chu C, Gildea SM, Hwang IH, King AJ, Kennedy CJ, Luedtke A, Marx BP, O'Brien R, Petukhova MV, Sampson NA, Vogt D, Stein MB, Ursano RJ, Kessler RC. Predicting suicide attempts among U.S. Army soldiers after leaving active duty using information available before leaving active duty: results from the Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers-Longitudinal Study (STARRS-LS). Mol Psychiatry. 2022 Mar; 27(3):1631-1639. PMID: 35058567.

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