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Brenda L. Martini, M.A.

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Brenda L. Martini, M.A.

Brenda L. Martini, M.A.

Health Sciences Officer

Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale School of Medicine, Psychiatry Affiliate


  • Quinnipiac College, Psychobiology of Pain, 1993
  • West Haven VA Medical Center, Clinical Internship, 1988
  • Southern Connecticut State University, Psychology, MA, 1988
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Psychology, BA, 1986

Expertise and Interests

  • Pharmacotherapy trials in PTSD and related co-morbidities
  • Clinical project management practices
  • Best practices in assessment
  • Stress attributions, locus of control and coping styles in PTSD

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychological Association- (Division 5-Psychological assessment, evaluation, measurement and statistics and Division 40-Clinical Neuropsychology)
  • Associates of Clinical Research Professionals
  • Society for Neuroscience, Measuring Behavior and Behavior Research Technology
  • American Medical Writers Association

Awards and Honors

  • United States Patent Co-inventor, Nefazodone: Use in Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (MB9A:CT2367A)
  • The Pennsylvania State University Scholars Program, Schreyer Honors College Alumni

Selected Publications

Abdallah, C., Roache, J. Averill, L., Young-McCaughan, S., Martini, B., Gueorguieva, R., Amoroso, T., Southwick, S., Guthmiller, K., López-Roca, A., Lautenschlager, K., Mintz, J., Litz, B., Williamson, D., Keane, T., Peterson, A., Krystal, J., & Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (2019). Repeated ketamine infusions for antidepressant-resistant PTSD: Methods of a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, (81) 11-18. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2019.04.009.

Akiki, T.J., Averill, C.L., Wrocklage, K.M., Scott, J.C., Averill, L.A., Schweinsburg, B., Alexander-Bloch, A., Martini, B., Southwick, S.M., Krystal, J.H., & Abdallah, C.G. (2018). Topology of brain functional connectivity networks in posttraumatic stress disorder. Data in Brief, 20: 1658-1675. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2018.08.198.

Akiki, T.J., Averill, C.L., Wrocklage, K.M., Scott, J.C., Averill, L.A., Schweinsburg, B., Alexander-Bloch, A., Martini, B., Southwick, S.M., Krystal, J.H., & Abdallah, C.G. Default mode network abnormalities in posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic approach. NeuroImage, 176 (1): 489-498. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.05.005.

Wisco, B.E., Marx, B.P., May, C.L., Martini, B., Krystal, J.H., Southwick, S.M., Pietrzak, R.H. (2017). Moral injury in U.S. combat veterans: Results from the national health and resilience in veterans study. Depress Anxiety, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1002/da.22614.

Southwick, F., Martini, B., Charney, D., & Southwick, S. M. (2016). Leadership and resilience. In J. and Dhiman, S. Marques (Eds.), Leadership today: Practices for personal and professional performance (pp. 315-333). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

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Also see: VA Mental Health