Ruth Lanius

R.A. Lanius

Credentials:

MD, PhD

Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
  • Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
  • Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

Biography

Dr. Ruth Lanius graduated from the University of British Columbia with a combined M.D. and Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience in 1996. She continued her training at the University of Western Ontario where she completed her residency in psychiatry in 2000. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario. She established and directed the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neural correlates of PTSD using neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. Her research is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. Dr. Lanius is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals and granting agencies. She has lectured on the topic of PTSD in North America, Europe and Japan.

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