Robert H. Pietrzak PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: VA-Yale Clinical Neurosciences PTSD Research Program | Psychology Section

Research Interests

Epidemiology of trauma-related disorders; Resilience; Dimensional models of psychopathology; Geriatric mental health; Stress and cognitive function; Translational psychiatric epidemiology more...


  • B.A., Clark University, 2001
  • M.P.H., University of Connecticut, 2003
  • Ph.D. Clin, University of Connecticut, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Pietrzak, R. H., Gallezot, J. D., Ding, Y. S., Henry, S., Potenza, M. N., Southwick, S. M., Krystal, J .H., Carson, R. E., & Neumeister, A. (2013). Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with reduced in vivo norepinephrine transporter density in the locus coeruleus. JAMA Psychiatry, 70, 1199-1205.
  • Pietrzak, R. H., Southwick S. M., Krystal, J. H., & Neumeister, A. (2013). Linking in vivo brain serotonin type 1B receptor density to phenotypic heterogeneity of posttraumatic stress symptomatology. Molecular Psychiatry, 18, 399-401.
  • Pietrzak, R. H., Scott, J. C., Neumeister, A., Lim, Y. Y., Ames, D., Ellis, K. A., Harrington, K., Lautenschlager, N .T., Szoeke, C., Martins, R. N., Masters, C. L., Villemagne, V. L., Rowe, C. C., & Maruff, P. for the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers, and Lifestyle (AIBL) Group. (in press). Anxiety symptoms, cerebral amyloid burden and memory decline in healthy older adults without dementia: 3-year prospective cohort study. British Journal of Psychiatry



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