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Investigator Profile

Paul Thuras, PhD

Positions
Statistician, Minneapolis VA
Adjunct Associate Professor, St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Education
BA St. Olaf College; MA, PhD University of California-Irvine
Contact Information
paul.thuras@va.gov
Research Interests
For the last 23 years I have worked as a statistician and research methodologist at the Minneapolis VA. I have extensive experience working on research projects investigating mental health outcomes, especially in the areas of PTSD and substance use disorders, including tobacco dependence. I am currently serving as statistician on several studies including a RCT investigating the use of pioglitazone to reduce alcohol consumption in heavy drinkers, a project examining the use of tDCS to enhance cognitive training in Veterans with psychotic disorders, and an RCT of a computer based CBTM for individuals with comorbid alcohol and anxiety disorders.
Publications
Full bibliography on PubMed
VA Research Topics
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Alcoholism
MeSH Key Words
Biostatistics
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