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 1/3/2022

    Cha CB, Robinaugh DJ, Schacter DL, Altheimer G, Marx BP, Keane TM, Kearns JC, Nock MK. Examining multiple features of episodic future thinking and episodic memory among suicidal adults. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2022 Jan 03. PMID: 34978101.

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  • Published on 12/23/2021

    Marx BP, Lee DJ, Norman SB, Bovin MJ, Sloan DM, Weathers FW, Keane TM, Schnurr PP. Reliable and clinically significant change in the clinician-administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 and PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 among male veterans. Psychol Assess. 2021 Dec 23. PMID: 34941354.

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  • Published on 12/14/2021

    Nishimi K, Borsari B, Marx BP, Rosen RC, Cohen BE, Woodward E, Maven D, Tripp P, Jiha A, Woolley JD, Neylan TC, O'Donovan A. Clusters of COVID-19 protective and risky behaviors and their associations with pandemic, socio-demographic, and mental health factors in the United States. Prev Med Rep. 2022 Feb; 25:101671. PMID: 34926133.

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  • Published on 11/2/2021

    Husky MM, Pietrzak RH, Marx BP, Mazure CM. Research on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of Methods and Implications in General Population Samples. Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks). 2021 Jan-Dec; 5:24705470211051327. PMID: 34765850.

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  • Published on 9/29/2021

    Peterson AL, Young-McCaughan S, Roache JD, Mintz J, Litz BT, Williamson DE, Resick PA, Foa EB, McGeary DD, Dondanville KA, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, Fox PT, Bryan CJ, McLean CP, Pruiksma KE, Yarvis JS, Niles BL, Abdallah CG, Averill LA, Back SE, Baker MT, Blount TH, Borah AM, Borah EV, Brock MS, Brown LA, Burg MM, Cigrang JA, DeBeer BB, DeVoe ER, Fina BA, Flanagan JC, Fredman SJ, Gardner CL, Gatchel RR, Goodie JL, Gueorguieva R, Higgs JB, Jacoby VM, Kelly KM, Krystal JH, Lapiz-Bluhm MD, López-Roca AL, Marx BP, Maurer DM, McDevitt-Murphy ME, McGeary CA, Meyer EC, Miles SR, Monson CM, Morilak DA, Moring JC, Mysliwiec V, Nicholson KL, Rauch SAM, Riggs DS, Rosen CS, Rudd MD, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Shinn AM, Shiroma PR, Sloan DM, Stern SL, Strong R, Vannoy SD, Young KA, Keane TM. STRONG STAR and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD: Shaping the future of combat PTSD and related conditions in military and veteran populations. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 11; 110:106583. PMID: 34600107.

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  • Published on 9/14/2021

    Stanley IH, Marx BP, Keane TM, Anestis MD. Firearm Storage Practices Among Military Service Members With Suspected Traumatic Brain Injury. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 09 14; 82(6). PMID: 34529900.

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  • Published on 9/5/2021

    Marx BP, Fina BA, Sloan DM, Young-McCaughan S, Dondanville KA, Tyler HC, Blankenship AE, Schrader CC, Kaplan AM, Green VR, Bryan CJ, Hale WJ, Mintz J, Peterson AL. Written exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress symptoms and suicide risk: Design and methodology of a randomized controlled trial with patients on a military psychiatric inpatient unit. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 11; 110:106564. PMID: 34496277.

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  • Published on 8/18/2021

    Krystal JH, Chow B, Vessicchio J, Henrie AM, Neylan TC, Krystal AD, Marx BP, Xu K, Jindal RD, Davis LL, Schnurr PP, Stein MB, Thase ME, Ventura B, Huang GD, Shih MC. Design of the National Adaptive Trial for PTSD-related Insomnia (NAP Study), VA Cooperative Study Program (CSP) #2016. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 10; 109:106540. PMID: 34416369.

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  • Published on 8/16/2021

    Gorman KR, Kearns JC, Pantalone DW, Bovin MJ, Keane TM, Marx BP. The impact of deployment-related stressors on the development of PTSD and depression among sexual minority and heterosexual female veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Aug 16. PMID: 34398629.

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  • Published on 8/5/2021

    Kimbrel NA, Beckham JC, Calhoun PS, DeBeer BB, Keane TM, Lee DJ, Marx BP, Meyer EC, Morissette SB, Elbogen EB. Development and validation of the Durham Risk Score for estimating suicide attempt risk: A prospective cohort analysis. PLoS Med. 2021 08; 18(8):e1003713. PMID: 34351894.

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