OUR MISSION

For over 30 years, the Department's Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) multi-disciplinary and collaborative team of scientists, educators, clinicians, and leaders strives to mitigate the impact of trauma from exposure to war, disasters, terrorism, community violence, and public health threats through consultation, education and training, research and scholarship, service and outreach, global health engagement, and enhanced preparedness. The Center’s focus is on health issues of special interest to the military including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), suicide, and suicide-related behavior.

We use innovative approaches to neuroscience and conduct ground-breaking research on timely topics such as suicidal behavior in the Army and the impact of death and loss on family members of Soldiers -  moving science from the gene to the cell to the organism to the person to the community.

In accomplishing our mission, we sustain national readiness, enhance national security, and serve an essential role for the Department of Defense and the nation.

 

"Our sustained mission is to advance scientific and academic knowledge, interventions, educational resources and outreach to mitigate the impact of trauma from exposure to war, disasters, terrorism, community violence and public health threats."

DR. ROBERT URSANO
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY