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Investigator Profile

Craig Marquardt, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Minneapolis VA
BS University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD University of Minnesota
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Research Interests
I study emotion dysregulation in the context of psychiatric disorders using measures of personality, cognitive neuroscience, and longitudinal methodologies. My research centers on characterizing individual differences in the ways people respond to various types of environmental challenges and adverse life events (e.g., war zone deployment). I seek to identify those processes that lead to resilience, or a buffering against the personal impact of stressors. I have led multiple projects exploring the neurobiological correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among United States veterans recently deployed to combat zones with exposure to significant combat violence in Iraq and Afghanistan. This work was funded through the three-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and a one-year T32 NIH training grant. My ongoing collaborations utilize measurement modalities such as neuropsychological assessments, electroencephalography (EEG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). I also use longitudinal data to uncover predictors of protection against stressor effects. I use modeling techniques from the fields of developmental psychopathology and resilience science, and adapt them to the study of adults. During my postdoctoral training position, I authored a successful funding grant from the University of Minnesota Press to study longitudinal changes among a sample of veterans with symptoms of PTSD using the recently released Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-3. In my current role as a staff psychologist and clinician investigator at the Minneapolis VAHCS, I am leading multiple quality improvement projects centered on the longitudinal prediction of patient outcomes in outpatient and partial hospitalization settings.
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VA Research Topics
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Mental Health
MeSH Key Words
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; MMPI; Cognitive Neuroscience; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Quality Improvement; Electroencephalography
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