Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Denise Sloan
150 S Huntington Avenue


Denise M. Sloan, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Associate Director in the Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD. She is also a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

Her research expertise is in psychosocial treatments for PTSD and emotion in psychopathology. She has received funding from her work from several organizations, including the National Institute for Mental Health and Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Sloan is a member of several editorial boards including Behavior Therapy, Behaviour Research and Therapy, and Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Case Western Reserve University, PhD
  • Case Western Reserve University, MA
  • Stony Brook University, BA


  • 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 10/28/2021

    LoSavio ST, Worley CB, Aajmain ST, Rosen CS, Wiltsey Stirman S, Sloan DM. Effectiveness of written exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Oct 28. PMID: 34726451.

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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 9/5/2021

    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 8/16/2021

    Shor R, Lee DJ, Thompson-Hollands J, Sloan DM. Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Avoidance Behaviour Questionnaire among a treatment-seeking adult sample. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Aug 16. PMID: 34398628.

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  • Published on 7/15/2021

    Liverant GI, Gallagher MW, Arditte Hall KA, Rosebrock LE, Black SK, Kind S, Fava M, Kaplan GB, Kamholz BW, Pineles SL, Sloan DM. Suppression and acceptance in unipolar depression: Short-term and long-term effects on emotional responding. Br J Clin Psychol. 2021 Jul 15. PMID: 34268773.

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  • Published on 6/24/2021

    Lee DJ, Marx BP, Thompson-Hollands J, Gallagher MW, Resick PA, Sloan DM. The temporal sequence of change in PTSD symptoms and hypothesized mediators in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Behav Res Ther. 2021 09; 144:103918. PMID: 34198230.

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  • Published on 4/23/2021

    Thompson-Hollands J, Lee DJ, Sloan DM. The Use of a Brief Family Intervention to Reduce Dropout Among Veterans in Individual Trauma-Focused Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Trauma Stress. 2021 08; 34(4):829-839. PMID: 33891718.

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  • Published on 4/7/2021

    Sloan DM, Marx BP, Acierno R, Messina M, Cole TA. Comparing written exposure therapy to Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD in a veteran sample: A non-inferiority randomized design. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Jun; 22:100764. PMID: 33937580.

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  • Published on 3/22/2021

    Beck JG, Clapp JD, Unger W, Wattenberg M, Sloan DM. Moderators of PTSD symptom change in group cognitive behavioral therapy and group present centered therapy. J Anxiety Disord. 2021 05; 80:102386. PMID: 33799175.

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