Our Work: Service Members

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) is currently engaged in pioneering research in neuroscience and the neurobiology of stress to inform prevention, treatment and resiliency-based interventions for trauma-induced disorders, especially posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the risk and protective factors of suicide. The Center also conducts research to improve post deployment function, which has important implications for military families and children.

Center scientists work as a team and in collaboration with neuroscientists from leading academic and research institutions including the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health, Harvard University, Columbia University, Yale University, and the University of Michigan. Driven by a need and commitment to find solutions to optimize military performance and to enhance and treat military health risks such as PTSD and suicide, the work of the Center and its colleagues has implications for all individuals affected by traumatic events and for the public health of our nation.